Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin, Hurlyburly is a massive outdoor piece of painted and hand-knotted rope that stretches across an area directly adjacent to the mouth of Waller Creek. Recalling the languid flow of the creek, the undulating, woven structure invites visitors to interact with each other, with the work, and with the surrounding parkland. New York City-based artist and designer Orly Genger creates organic forms and site-specific installations from painted swaths of woven rope, crocheting, weaving, and knotting heavy twine over the course of many months.
Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Austin, Forever Bicycles (2014) consists of over 1,200 bicycles transformed into a playful, spectacular monolith of a sculpture. The title, Forever Bicycles, alludes to the Forever brand (Yongjiu) – a company based in Shanghai whose mass-produced bicycles flooded the streets of China during the artist’s childhood yet remained financially out of reach for many – but also suggests a globally utilitarian form of transport now disappearing as car culture becomes predominant. The conceptual premise of this series consists of several to thousands of bicycles assembled into a composition.
New Monuments for New Cities is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new collaboration between infrastructure reuse projects in North America. This public art exhibition will travel across the United States and Canada throughout 2019. For the exhibition, five urban reuse projects that are part of the High Line Network invited five of their local artists or artist groups to create proposals (in the form of posters) for new monuments. Each participating location will produce an exhibition of the resulting 25 artworks specific to their site.
Presented by BBVA Honoring Charles Attal and Rosemary & Russell Douglass October 9, 2019 – 7:00 PM LOCATION: Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, 801 Red River St., Austin, TX We are so excited to announce our upcoming 2019 Benefit Concert, featuring King Princess, on October 9th at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater! Each year, more than 2,000 […]
EXPLORE THE KITTY KING POWELL LAWN AT WATERLOO PARK Located between 12th and 15th Streets along Red River. Waterloo Park opens in 2020! The 11-acre park will feature a variety of unique spaces to immerse yourself in nature in the heart of downtown. In anticipation of the park opening, we invite you on a series […]
6TH ANNUAL CREEK SHOW November 7-17, 6pm – 10pm nightly LOCATION: Waller Creek between 9th St. and 12th St. Waller Creek Conservancy is thrilled to announce that Creek Show will be back for its 6th year in 2019! Everyone is invited to this free, family-friendly event featuring a variety of light-based art installations designed to […]
Waller Creek Conservancy is thrilled to partner with Frida Friday ATX to present a womxn-of-color centered mercado y más that supports and amplifies womxn-of-color and allies in Tejaslandia every second Friday of the month at Symphony Square! Friday, June 14 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM Free; RSVP on Facebook! For two years, Frida Friday ATX […]
Join Waller Creek Conservancy and our community partners as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month by commemorating the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and celebrating the impact LGBTQIA persons have had in the world! Love, dance, and celebrate into the evening at Symphony Square with a lineup of electrifying entertainment including a headlining performance from RuPaul’s Drag […]
Community Salon Featuring Works by Ernie Mae Miller & Interview with Margaret Wright Celebrating Black Music Month, the Austin History Center recreates the jazz scene experienced on Red River Street during the 50’s and 60’s through a special community salon. Featuring a performance and interview with music legend Margaret Wright and discussion about the life […]
Due to foretasted inclement weather, Music that Advocates: Considering Matthew Shepard is being postponed to a later date. Check back soon for updates. ——————- Waller Creek Conservancy, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and Conspirare have partnered to present a special screening of Considering Matthew Shepard, a unique performance documentary born in Austin and experienced around the country. […]