The Waller Creek Conservancy welcomed more than 10,000 attendees to Waller Creek during the ten night light-based art event, Creek Show! Neighbors, families, and friends enjoyed live music, kids’ programming, and art––many learning about the Conservancy’s revitalization effort for the very first time.
Creek Show 2016, the third annual event, featured five installations along Waller Creek from 5th to 8th Streets during November. The designers, all Austin-based architects, artists, and landscape architects, spent nearly a year designing and fabricating these site-specific installations that are inspired by both the creek and Conservancy’s mission. The event was launched to bring awareness and excitement about the future transformation of the creek running through the heart of downtown.
“We knew it was a special part of the urban landscape, but many people were, and still are, unfamiliar with it,” said Creek Show Director Ingrid Spencer in the Austin-American Statesman. “The combination of light and water at night makes the place look and feel magical, playful. And asking architects and artists to use common materials in uncommon ways for temporary installations heightens that sense of someplace and some-thing that’s unusual and surprising.”
We would love to know what you thought about Creek Show 2016! Click here to take the survey and share your ideas for 2017. To say thanks, one lucky winner will receive a limited edition Waller Creek hat (just be sure to enter your email address at the end of the survey).
Interested in participating as a designer in Creek Show 2017? Check out creekshow.com in January for more information on the Call for Ideas!
Photo by David Brendan Hall