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The Creek Monster Habitat Presented by the University of Texas at Austin

This is your chance to take a stroll through the home of Waller Creek’s famous Creek Monster! Over the last couple of months, students at The University of Texas at Austin have been constructing this one-of-a-kind Creek Show installation that will be on display at the corner of 11th and Red River Streets from November 7-17.

The Creek Monster Habitat is an illuminated, multisensory art installation that takes visitors into the Creek Monster’s nest. This audio-visual experience will feature an immersive soundscape, hundreds of UV reactive leaves, and glowing trees surrounding the habitat.

This special installation is being designed and constructed by Texas Applied Arts, a hands-on collaboration of UT faculty, industry experts, and students studying multiple disciplines including Theatre, Dance, Studio Art, Landscape Architecture, and Arts and Entertainment.

This program gives students the opportunity to practice real-world digital fabrication, traditional construction, lighting design, painting, sewing methods and much more.

The Creek Monster Habitat aims to highlight the existing ecosystem and emphasize the importance of community stewardship and revitalization of Waller Creek.

Learn more about the creation of the Creek Monster Habitat on the Texas Applied Arts blog!

What is the Creek Monster?

For the first Creek Show event in 2014, Pentagram created a logo that featured an amphibious character by illustrator Marc Burckhardt. Since then, the Creek Monster has become the mascot of Creek Show and has sparked curiosity – who is this monster and how did he or she come to live in Waller Creek?