Light Up the Night

See Waller Creek transform from urban waterway to dreamy art installation

See Waller Creek transform from waterway to dreamy art installation

Waller Creek Show 2018
Parabolus by aod. Courtesy of Waller Creek Conservancy
Waller Creek Show 2018
La Noria by Drophouse Design. Courtesy of Waller Creek Conservancy
Waller Creek Show 2018
Ambedo Beta by Polis Courtesy of Waller Creek Conservancy
Waller Creek Show 2018
Tentsion by Perkins + Will. Courtesy of Waller Creek Conservancy
Waller Creek Show 2018
Urban Scrim by Lemmo Architecture and Design Courtesy of Waller Creek Conservancy
Waller Creek Show 2018
Light Lines by Campbell Landscape Architecture. Courtesy of Waller Creek Conservancy
Waller Creek Show 2018
Waller Creek Show 2018
Waller Creek Show 2018
Waller Creek Show 2018
Waller Creek Show 2018
Waller Creek Show 2018

Every November, downtown's Waller Creek undergoes a magical transformation from urban waterway to dreamy art installation. On April 19, the Waller Creek Conservancy unveiled the participants for the 2018 show, and if the sneak peek is any indication, it's going to be another dazzling display. 

Like every Creek Show, the lineup spotlights local Austin architects, landscape architects, artists, and designers who submitted their ideas via an open call for submissions. From more than 50 entries, the following six were selected:

In addition to the art, the conservancy also released details about this year's show — including a new route. Creek Show returns to Waller Creek from November 9-17 and will be displayed beginning at Ninth Street, about three blocks north from its entrance in years past. "The new site means a blank slate for designers and generates new opportunities for partnerships with neighboring businesses," says the conservancy in a release. 

The show will end at 11th Street at the 2018 Creek Show Lounge at Symphony Square Park. This new feature "will include interactive activities and fun ways to learn about the Waller Creek parks project."

Last year, Creek Show welcomed more than 20,000 attendees to the Insta-worthy show, a number they expect to only increase in 2018. Says the conservancy: "Come with friends, bring your family, or stroll solo, just don’t forget to snap a selfie."