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Austin Monuments: Past, Present, Future

Panel discussion presented in partnership with Preservation Austin and the Austin History Center. Free; registration required. Refreshments will be available. Interactive panel discussion exploring themes and issues raised in “New Monuments for New Cities,” hosted by Waller Creek Conservancy, Preservation Austin, and the Austin History Center. Based in the Austin experience, dynamic guest speakers will […]

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Pop-Up Picnic – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Pop-Up Picnic! We were bummed about the weather, but loved seeing all of your smiling faces for picnic basket pick up. We enjoyed all of the #PopUpPicnic social posts by guests creating their own indoor picnics with family and friends. Want to Write a Rain Check? […]

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Ernie Mae Miller and the New Orleans Club

During this Black History Month, we’d like to profile one of many special stories on the history of Symphony Square. Have other stories or memories you’d like to share? Please let us know! Symphony Square was originally designed as a southeastward extension of Waterloo Park on both sides of East 11th Street east of Red […]

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New Monuments for New Cities: Public Art Exhibition & Programs

Waller Creek Conservancy is proud to present New Monuments for New Cities, the inaugural joint art initiative of the High Line Network. The exhibition features 25 artists selected by five industrial reuse projects in North America. Each artist was asked to respond to the role monuments have played in shaping cities and how they successfully […]

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Creek Show 2019: Call for Ideas Now Open

Now entering its 6th year, Creek Show features light-based art works by local designers. Mark your calendars for Creek Show 2019: November 7-17, with a preview party on November 6. The event continues to grow in popularity, drawing more than 50,000 Austinites and visitors to Waller Creek last year. The objective of Creek Show is […]

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Symphony Square Becomes New Home for WCC

Symphony Square, a hidden jewel along Waller Creek, has been revived by the Waller Creek Conservancy after a four-month restoration project. The historic site is a rare oasis in downtown Austin and a time capsule that represents so many memories and stories associated with it. “Putting down roots at Symphony Square has been a wonderful […]

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WCC PARTICIPATES IN HIGH LINE NETWORK’S JOINT ART INITIATIVE

Friends of the High Line, based in New York City, recently announced that Austin will be one of five cities to participate in the inaugural joint art initiative of the High Line Network. The exhibition is titled New Monuments for New Cities and will travel across North America in 2019. Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC), together […]

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Thank You for Visiting Creek Show!

This weekend, we wrapped up another amazing Creek Show, with a record-breaking 50,000 Austinites enjoying locally produced light-based art along Waller Creek! Featuring family-friendly fun for all ages, the event offered a glimpse into the future of Waller Creek and what an active and inclusive green space will mean our community. Visitors experienced innovative installations […]

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Creek Show 2018: Nov. 9-17

When: Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 17 | 6 PM – 10 PM | Nightly Where: *NEW LOCATION*: 9th-11th Streets | Public Entrance at 700 E 9th Street Creek Show returns November 9-17, 2018, for nine-nights of free light-based, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek. This year’s Creek Show returns in a slightly different […]

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Thank you for supporting 7th Annual Benefit Concert

On Wednesday, October 10th, Waller Creek Conservancy celebrated its 7th annual benefit concert at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. We want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support us! All of the proceeds raised at the event will support Waller Creek, and engaging community events, like the upcoming Creek Show. […]

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