Light Up the Night
See Waller Creek transform from urban waterway to dreamy art installation
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:
- Parabolus by aod
- ||| L I G H T L I N E S ||| by Campbell Landscape Architecture + Tab Labs
- la noria by Drophouse Design
- Urban Scrim by Lemmo Architecture and Design
- TENTSION by Perkins+Will
- Ambedo βeta by Polis
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."