CREEK SHOW 2022

To reserve tickets, select the date/time you’d like to visit Creek Show on the calendar below. View the nightly schedule here.

Free ticket reservations guarantee entry to view the Creek Show art exhibit anytime between 6pm – 10pm. Walk-ups are welcome every night until we reach capacity.

You do not need tickets to enjoy the live music and family-friendly activities at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park from November 11 – 20, 2022.

Have a question? For information on Creek Show hours, parking, ADA access, dog access, and more click the FAQ tab above.

Prepare to immerse yourself in Waterloo Greenway’s annual display of illuminated art created by teams of visionary local artists, landscape architects, and designers.

With a FREE ticket, guests are guaranteed entry to Creek Show. You can visit anytime between 6pm – 10pm on your reservation date. Walk-ups are welcome until capacity is reached.

Enjoy live music and family-friendly activities at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park each night from 6pm – 10pm. No reservation required. Visit creekshow.com to view the nightly schedule and plan your visit.

Creek Show Entrance:
700 E 9th St., Austin, TX 78701
9th Street & Red River Street 

About Creek Show

Since 2014, local nonprofit Waterloo Greenway Conservancy has commissioned local artists to create site-specific, light-based art installations to help raise awareness about the ongoing transformation of Waller Creek and its new 35-acre urban park system coming to downtown Austin. Visit waterloogreenway.org/about to learn more.


CREEK SHOW 2022 JURIED INSTALLATIONS AND DESIGN TEAMS

DREAM PANTS
Bade-Schaffer
Sponsored by Adria & Brian Sheth, Amy & Kirk Rudy, Jamie & Blake Chandlee
ENTER THE DRAGONFLY
Odonata
Sponsored by Clean Scapes
GOOD~VIBRATIONS
Sudio 5-1-2
Sponsored by Marian & Chris Casey
INVENTORIES
Lawrence Group
Sponsored by Joy at Castle Hill
PORTAL POTTY
Salmo Gunn
Sponsored by Anonymous

In addition to five committee selections, Waterloo Greenway, in partnership with AIA Austin, is collaborating with three local architecture organizations and nonprofits to present additional light-based art installations.

CREEK SHOW 2022 PARTNER INSTALLATIONS

NEONCITY
AIA Austin
Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis
LUNA
Austin Foundation for Architecture
Sponsored by 3M
SIRIUS
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) of Central Texas
Sponsored by Adria & Brian Sheth, Amy & Kirk Rudy, Jamie & Blake Chandlee

The annual event highlights the vision for a connected and restored Waterloo Greenway. The first phase of the Waterloo Greenway park system, Waterloo Park, opened last August and is now open daily to the public, featuring year-round cultural, educational, and environmental programs.

Follow Waterloo Greenway on social media @WaterlooGreenway and Twitter @WaterlooGW for updates!

CREEK SHOW 2022 JURIED INSTALLATIONS AND DESIGN TEAMS

Dream Pants

by Bade-Schaffer

Jodi Bade
Maura Schaffer

Sponsored by Adria & Brian Sheth, Amy & Kirk Rudy, Jamie & Blake Chandlee

In that twilight time between awake and asleep, I became aware of a flickering dream. Down along the banks of a forgotten creek, strange apparitions were calling to me. Pants, just pants, frolicked about. They laughed and whispered, “Hey, check it out!” They glowed with the light of a promise to tell, that soon this place will be happy and well. Thanks dream pants for sharing your secret! I’m so delighted! (I don’t think I can keep it.)


Enter the Dragonfly

by Odonata

Jake Rodgers
Jennifer Rodgers

Sponsored by Clean Scapes

Enter the Dragonfly envisions the ecological restoration and transformation of Waller Creek as a healthy habitat for a diversity of native life. Dragonflies are one of the oldest and most reliable indicator species of a thriving and stable aquatic ecosystem.

Enter the Dragonfly consists of larger-than-life metal dragonflies hovering above the creek waters, their reflections glowing beneath them. Using scale and light, the sculptures visually bring attention to the critical relationship between urban and natural environments while inspiring curiosity, excitement, and thoughtful engagement from the viewer with Waterloo Greenway’s mission.


GOOD~VIBRATIONS

by Studio 5-1-2

Connie Trinh
Anya Moucha
Cecley Hill
Michelle Bright

Sponsored by Marian & Chris Casey

GOOD~VIBRATIONS is a celebration of the hidden landscapes that run beneath our feet and continue to shape our urban environment by bringing them to the surface. Inspired by stalagmite and stalactite formations within caves, this installation drips and oozes over Waller Creek to recreate a cavernous experience. Forms are covered with mirror pieces and spotlighted to scatter light in the spirit of a disco, set to the echoing sounds of dripping water and chirping bats (with some remixes in-between). We encourage attendees to celebrate subterranean landscapes with GOOD~VIBRATIONS by immersing themselves in an experience that employs lighting and sound to highlight rich interactions and the dance of life’s organisms.


Inventories

by Lawrence Group

Jeff Harris, AIA
Marco Cue
Kilpatrick Davidson
Nick Faust
Mohammed Kattan
Luma Jaffar, AIA
Alex Martinez
Leo Sanchez

Sponsored by Joy at Castle Hill

Joseph Jones, late UT Professor and champion of Waller Creek, would spend his lunch hour walking the creek where it passed through campus, keeping an “inventory” of things seen and found – flora and fauna, along with beer cups and plastic bags – acknowledging the signs of human presence amidst the abundant natural beauty. For our installation, we are channeling our inner Joseph Jones and collecting hundreds of used plastic bottles directly from the creek and from other local sources, coating the inside with luminescent paint, and arranging them geometrically just above the surface of the water. We will then shine UV light across the tops to transform them into a field of glowing objects – a bright “inventory” of trash – highlighting the human contribution to the story of this wonderful “cretaceous limestone gutter.”


Portal Potty

by Salmo Gunn

Kristen Gunn
Laura Salmo

Sponsored by Anonymous

Like an urban wardrobe to Narnia, inside this magical corridor of porta potties is a seamless tunnel of disco lights and whimsy. Interior walls and all fixtures of the Portal Potties have been removed, creating a hallway illuminated by twinkling LED strips and panels, with an exit in the back that is not visible to outside viewers. Silhouettes of those who enter seem to disappear at the end of the tunnel, creating the illusion that entrants have been magically transported into Creek Show 2022. This installation is a smile and a wink to look past the surface of things and to find beauty in unexpected places.


CREEK SHOW 2022 PARTNER INSTALLATIONS

In addition to six committee selections, Waterloo Greenway, in partnership with AIA Austin, is collaborating with three local architecture organizations and nonprofits to present additional light-based art installations, to create a collection of nine total pieces to be displayed at Creek Show 2022.

LUNA

by Austin Foundation for Architecture

Gerardo Gandy, Assoc. AIA, NOMA
Stephanie D’Arienzo
Ximena Alayo-Reyes, Assoc. AIA
Laura Brodersen, AIA
James Mooney
Kyle Wilson

Sponsored by 3M

The dance between the moon and Earth’s bodies of water is one as old as time itself. From influencing tides along our seacoasts, to regulating precipitation feeding our inland rivers, invisible forces are at work right before our eyes. LUNA seeks to illuminate the invisible bonds between our environment and each other. With its mirrored materiality, the installation serves as a symbol for diversity and equity, while encouraging reflection on the idea that we all contribute to the future of our urban fabric. The infinity effect of the lights and the mirror creates a place for everyone and alludes to the endless possibilities we all represent to our city of Austin.


NeonCity

by AIA Austin

Ximena Alayo-Reyes, Assoc. AIA
Jessica Graham
Brianna De Leon, Assoc. AIA
Dani Williams
Charles Miles
Mandy Mandelstein
Metalworks Austin

Sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis

NeonCity is an abstract representation of Austin’s downtown skyline on Waller Creek. The exhibition portrays the city’s colorful and vibrant energy that can be appreciated across Lady Bird Lake, watching the lights of downtown and its reflection in the water. As the city expands, these building blocks represent the growth and potential opportunities as Austin becomes an ever-evolving city that creates opportunities for more people to come together as a community.


Sirius

by National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) of Central Texas

Diego Schubb, NOMA
Joyce Kim, NOMA
Gregory Street, AIA, NOMA
Albert Condarco, NOMA
Sabrina Ortiz
Oscar Yanez, AIA, NOMA
Jefferson Yunez, NOMA

Sponsored by Adria & Brian Sheth, Amy & Kirk Rudy, Jamie & Blake Chandlee

To be marginalized in America
is to be a star on the face of midnight.
We constantly have to rise above everything
and shine our brightest
When it’s dark outside. – Rudy Francisco

Sirius is a visual translation of the poem Margin by African-American spoken word poet Rudy Francisco. Francisco’s oeuvre confronts issues of race and politics, and in Margin, he expresses the diminishing feelings of marginalization through the beauty of celestial imagery. While emphasizing a star’s solidarity and comparing it to social exclusion, he challenges us to “shine our brightest” as an exemplar for social change.

Through a natural meander drawn from Waller Creek, NOMA’s Sirius breaks down the rigidity of the bridge’s infrastructure and guides users through a collection of star-laden vessels – a visual representation of the beauty and strength of marginalized communities. When we come together we shine brighter through the darkness.

Creek Show 2022 Selection Committee

Donald Miller – Director of Programming, Waterloo Greenway
Ingrid Spencer – Executive Director of AIA Austin + Austin Foundation for Architecture, Creek Show Artistic Director
Melba Whatley – Board Member, Waterloo Greenway
Alyssa James – Board Member, Waterloo Greenway & Principal & Founder, Studio 8SC
Chris Mattsson – Former Board Member, Waterloo Greenway
Gerardo Gandy – Assoc., AIA, Architectural Brand Experience Designer, Gensler
Michelle Voss – Executive Director, Austin City Art Fund
Christian Kline – Partner, Drophouse Design 
Jesse Stowell – Principal, Parker | Phoenix Public Relations

See what’s happening at Creek Show every night at Waterloo Park!

In addition to Creek Show’s dazzling light-based art installations, guests can enjoy live music and other fun activities at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park.

Free ticket reservations guarantee entry to view the Creek Show art exhibit anytime between 6pm – 10pm. Walk-ups are welcome every night until we reach capacity.

You do not need tickets to enjoy the live music and family-friendly activities at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park from November 11 – 20, 2022.


Creek Show Schedule

Thursday, November 10
Preview Night

Music:
7 PM – Orión García
8:30 PM – Grupo Fantasma

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden

Friday, November 11
CANCELLED

Music:
6 PM – uLovei
8 PM – 36th Infantry Division Band Texas Army National Guard

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
GirlStart
MadScience
STEMSigns
Creek Monster Face Painting
Local Austin Veteran Organizations

Saturday, November 12

Music:
6 PM – DJ Vanessa Burden
8 PM – Chief Cleopatra presented in partnership with Six Square

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
GirlStart
MadScience
STEMSigns
Creek Monster Face Painting
Local Austin Cultural Partners & Nonprofits

Sunday, November 13
Vodka for Dog People Night

Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Music:
6 PM – DJ Ella Ella
8 PM – San Gabriel  presented in partnership with Heath Alliance for Austin Musicians

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:

GirlStart
MadScience
STEMSigns
Local Austin Animal Nonprofits & Small Businesses

Monday, November 14
CANCELLED


Music:
6 PM – DJ Shani
8 PM – Brand New Key presented in partnership with Red River Cultural District


Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
Local Austin Music Support Nonprofits

Tuesday, November 15
Austin Subaru Night
Creek Show Artist Talk

7:30 PMCreek Show Artist Talk Presented in partnership with AIA Austin
Learn about the design processes and inspiration behind Creek Show’s imaginative light-based art installations.

Music: Abe the Assassin

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
Local Austin Arts Presenting Nonprofits

Wednesday, November 16
Show Your Pride Night

Music:
6 PM – DJ Y2K
8 PM – Austin Drag Queen Showcase hosted by Vylette Ward & Jezebel

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
Local Austin LGBTQIA+ Nonprofit Organizations

Thursday, November 17

Music:
6 PM – DJ Kick It
8 PM – Big Wy’s Brass Band

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
Local Austin Artisan & Craft Vendor Market

Friday, November 18

Music:
6 PM – 10 PM – Mixer Rogers

Special Performance by Forklift Danceworks:
The Way of Water: Waller Creek
(Free Reservation Required)

Get FREE Tickets for 7 PM Performance
Get FREE Tickets for 9 PM Performance

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
GirlStart
MadScience
STEMSigns
Creek Monster Face Painting
Local Austin Cultural Partners & Nonprofits

Saturday, November 19

Music:
6 PM – 10 PM – DJ Cortez
8 PM – Brand New Key

Special Performance by Forklift Danceworks:
The Way of Water: Waller Creek
(Free Reservation Required)

Get FREE Tickets for 7 PM Performance
Get FREE Tickets for 9 PM Performance

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
GirlStart
MadScience
STEMSigns
Creek Monster Face Painting
Local Austin Cultural Partners & Nonprofits

Sunday, November 20

Music:
6 PM – DJ Chris “Tejano Man” Tristan
8 PM – J.R. Gomez Y Los Conjunto Bandits

Food & Drink Vendors:
Moody Amphitheater Concessions
Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden
Tito’s Cocktail Lounge

Netspend Family Zone Activities:
GirlStart
MadScience
STEMSigns
Local Austin Cultural Partners & Nonprofits


Creek Show Tickets

Select the date/time you’d like to visit Creek Show on the calendar below. View the nightly schedule here.

Creek Show

Since 2014, Waterloo Greenway has commissioned local artists to create site-specific, light-based art installations to help raise awareness about the ongoing transformation of Waller Creek and our new 35-acre urban park system coming to downtown Austin.

Learn more about the artists and installations of past Creek Shows below!

2021

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support Creek Show, contact development@waterloogreenway.org.

What is Creek Show?

Presented by Waterloo Greenway, Creek Show is an outreach program designed to surprise and delight audiences with outstanding light-based art installations that celebrate, support, and educate the community on the importance and impact transforming Waller Creek will have on Austin’s social, cultural, and ecological future.

Click here to discover the future of Waterloo Greenway.


Where is Creek Show?

Start your art walk at 9th Street & Red River // 700 E 9th Street.

Creek Show walk will take you along Waller Creek from 9th Street to Waterloo Park at 12th Street.

Enjoy nightly live music, family-friendly fun, and food & drinks at Waterloo Park at 500 E 12th Street, our ADA Entrance is located at 1402 Trinity St.


When is Creek Show?

Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 20, 2022

You’re welcome to visit nightly anytime between 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.


How much does it cost to attend?

Creek Show is FREE and open to the public with a reservation. Children 5 and under do not need a reservation to attend. Reservations guarantee entry.

Walk-ups are welcome every night until capacity is reached.


Creek Show Fast Passes

For only $10, you’ll get priority access to experience Creek Show. Limited quantities available each night. Fast Passes guarantee entry and can only be purchased online at creekshow.com.

All proceeds will support Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s year-round community programs.

Does everyone in my party need a Fast Pass?
Yes, each Fast Pass guarantees entry for one person through a dedicated lane at Creek Show. Children 5 and under do not need a ticket.


Can I exchange my ticket for a different date?

Creek Show tickets cannot be transferred or sold.

If you can no longer make it on the date of your reservation, please make a new reservation at creekshow.com. You are welcome to forward your original tickets to a friend or family member who can attend.


Creek Show is sold out. Can I still attend?

Yes! Walk-ups are welcome every night until capacity is reached. Entry is not guaranteed without a reservation.


What activities and programs will I find at Creek Show?

In addition to the art installations, the event includes various family-friendly activities at the Netspend Family Zone and live music every night at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park.

Drop by the PNC Lounge at Creek Show to snap a photo at the Netspend Photobooth, learn more about Waterloo Park, membership opportunities, and other ways to support Waterloo Greenway.


Are strollers and bags allowed inside of Creek Show?

Attendees are welcome to bring strollers and bags to Creek Show. Please note: the pedestrian trails along the creek have limited space and accessibility at times.

All bags will be searched upon entry.


Is there a line to enter Creek Show?

Creek Show entry lines are busiest between 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Please expect a line if you arrive during this time frame.

If you’d like to avoid the line, consider purchasing a Fast Pass or arriving after 8PM. Additional Creek Show passes now available for 8:00 PM entry time!

How do I get to Creek Show?

Attendees are encouraged to plan a trip with CapMetro, carpool, rideshare, walk, or bike if possible. Limited paid street and garage parking are available around the Red River Cultural District and the Texas State Capitol Parking Garages.  There is NO drive up access to the main entrance.

Paid Parking

The Texas Facilities Parking Garages located between 12th St. and 15th St. along San Jacinto Blvd. and Trinity St. Access garages from 15th street to avoid traffic in the south Red River Area. Parking fees vary nightly between $15 – $25.

  • Capitol Visitors Parking Garage 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
  • ‍Parking Garage F – 1311 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
  • Parking Garage A – 1401 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Public Transit

Plan a trip using public transit to/from Waterloo Park with Capital Metro:

  • Stop ID 593: at Lavaca/15th St.
  • Stop ID 864:  at Trinity/12th St.
  • Stop ID 919:  at San Jacinto/14th St.
  • Stop ID 6382:  at Red River/11th St.

Ride Share

The rideshare drop-off and pick-up point for Waterloo Greenway events is located along the north curb line of 12th St. just past Red River St. Expect delays and traffic as you get closer to the venue.

Bike Parking

Free public bike parking is available at: 

  •  15th St. & Red River St. 
  •  Trinity St. between 12th St. & 15th St.

MetroBike bicycles are there when you need them! Plan your trip using MetroBike at austin.bcycle.com/stations.

ADA Parking

State parking garages have ADA parking spaces available first-come first-served on event nights.  Convenient venue access is provided immediately east across the street from the garages to the designated ADA entrance.


Will there be food and beverages at Creek Show?

Guests will have a wide variety of food and drink options at Creek Show, including Moody Amphitheater concessions and alcoholic beverages available at the Capitol Wright Distributing Beer Garden and Tito’s Terrace.

We also encourage you to visit the great bars and restaurants in the Red River Cultural District.

No outside food, beverages, or glass containers are allowed at Creek Show.


Is the event ADA-Accessible?

The Creek Show main entrance and exit are ADA accessible. This year’s Creek Show installations will again be viewable on Waller Creek, along a stone-paved sidewalk, which may not be comfortable for all mobility experiences. Future plans for Waterloo Greenway include a fully connected ADA accessible trail.

Waterloo Park is fully ADA accessible. The ADA Entrance is located at 1402 Trinity St.


Is Creek Show dog-friendly?

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome in all outdoor areas of Creek Show. Be sure to join us on Sunday, November 13 as we celebrate our best four-legged friends on Vodka for Dog People Night presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka! 

Only service animals will be allowed inside buildings.


Creek Show Rules

  • Have fun and enjoy the wonder of Creek Show and Waterloo Greenway!
  • Creek Show hours are 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM each night. Hours strictly enforced, unless otherwise noted.
  • For safety reasons, individuals are prohibited from entering or swimming in the creek. Plants and animals are protected – do not remove, disturb, or walk in landscaped areas.
  • Smoking and illegal drug use are prohibited at Creek Show. All Waterloo Greenway facilities and Austin Parks and Recreation Department parks are drug- and smoke-free environments per city ordinance.
  • Unauthorized possession of weapons is prohibited at Creek Show.
  • No outside food, beverages, or glass containers are allowed at Creek Show.
  • Selling, exhibiting, or promoting food, beverages, merchandise, or services at Creek Show is prohibited. If your business or organization is interested in being a vendor or sponsor at Creek Show, please email us at info@waterloogreenway.org.
  • Conducting commercial photography or videography is prohibited at Creek Show. If you are interested in capturing commercial photography or videography, please email us at info@waterloogreenway.org.