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WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY AND THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF A NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE INSTALLATION OF A LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC SCULPTURE Set to change the landscape of public art in Austin, Waller Creek Conservancy and The Contemporary Austin today announced a new partnership that will serve as a catalyst for creating new public art […]

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Creek Show 2015 opens tonight!

Creek Show 2015 opens TONIGHT at sunset Tonight the Waller Creek Conservancy kicks off 10 days of light-based art installations and events along Waller Creek. The installations, created by 5 fantastic local designers, will light up the creek from 5th to 8th Streets along Waller Creek. Creek Show is a way to celebrate Waller Creek […]

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Creek Show 2015 Announced!

CREEK SHOW: NOVEMBER 12-21 Creek Show Returns For Ten Nights in 2015 (Photo Credit: Amy Price) Presented by the Waller Creek Conservancy, Creek Show is a way to celebrate Waller Creek and bring awareness to the future transformation coming to the creek, trails, and surrounding parks. During Creek Show, everyone is invited to experience the […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Mark Simmons

It is with a heavy heart that we write this post in honor of Dr. Mark Simmons. Mark was the director of the Ecosystem Design Group at The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and passed away Aug. 31 in Austin, Texas due to complications from battling leukemia. Many of us, […]

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You’re Invited to Meet the New Waller Creek

The Waller Creek Conservancy invites you to learn about the exciting transformation coming to Waller Creek! We’re hosting a series of informational meetings around the city. These events are free and open to the public and we hope you will join us. WCC staff, City of Austin staff, and consultants will be on hand to […]

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Waller Creek and the Memorial Day Flood

Over the weekend, Central Texas experienced widespread flooding and violent storms. Our hearts go out to those across the state who have been directly impacted. We’ve spoken with most businesses along lower Waller Creek and, thankfully, have heard no reports of flood damage. Unfortunately, many homes and businesses along Shoal Creek did not fare as […]

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We Are Generation Waller

Thank you to everyone who attended our latest Generation Waller Happy Hour on May 14. Luckily, the rain stayed away so we could enjoy Cheer Up Charlie’s outdoor space. We had a great turn out for Peter’s Q&A session. The audience submitted some really thoughtful questions. We hope everyone learned something new about the project […]

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WCC Welcomes New CEO, Peter Mullan

We are ecstatic to announce that our nationwide search for a new CEO is complete! Peter Mullan, former executive vice president of Friends of the High Line, has accepted the position to lead the conservancy. We aren’t the only ones excited; Peter had this to say: “I am positively thrilled to play a leadership role […]

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Creek Show Video Footage

Check out this wonderful video of our November 13, 2014 Creek Show Light Night. Thank you to Chema Domenech and his expert drone flying and video editing. We look forward to comparing this footage of our inaugural event with next year’s Creek Show installations.

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#GivingTuesday

Make an investment in Austin this #GivingTuesday Help create a future Waller Creek that connects and inspires us. Waller Creek Conservancy asks you to consider supporting a transformed, vibrant Waller Creek this #GivingTuesday! Changing 1.5 miles of a blighted creek into a chain of parks requires visionary philanthropic leadership. Your generous gift will bring us […]

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