Have you heard of Creek Show? It’s something you’ll absolutely want to take the kids to see in downtown Austin this week. A program of the Waller Creek Conservancy, Creek Show is a collection of amazing, illuminated art installations. This show celebrates Waller Creek and also highlights the future transformations coming to the creek, trails, and connected parks. Plus, it’s FREE and open to the public!

13432149_1115550708484391_1244770892524129095_nCreek Show is running through Saturday, November 19 with installations illuminated from 6-10 p.m. each night. The five light-based installations were designed by local architects and landscape architects, and they are all located along Waller Creek between 5th St and 8th St.

SEE A FEW OF OUR PHOTOS OF #CREEKSHOW 2016:

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Phantom Diversion by West Shop | Cook Shop

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“Nimbus Cloud” by Animalis

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“The Creek Zipper” by OTA+

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“Invisible and Absolute” by Jules Buck Jones

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“Deep Curiosity” by East Side Collective + Drophouse Design

You can read more about the artists and installations at www.creekshow.com.

In addition to viewing the light installations, you can check out a variety of special events, including kids’ activities:

–> Thursday, November 17:

  • The Edge of Imagination Station, 6-7:30 p.m., Sabine Tree Deck
    Using materials such as chalk, paper, and 3D objects kids can create a stop motion animated sequence.
  • Free Show at Mohawk, Doors: 8 p.m., all ages
    Enjoy this great line up with headliner Bourgeois Mystics along with Interrobang, Arc Iris, and Dayeater.
  • Attendance Records presents Field Notes: A Mobile Recording Box, 6-10 p.m., 8th Street Lawn
    Record your inner thoughts through song, spoken word, ramblings, or any noise you see fit in the moment. All noise will be compiled into a special Creek Show field recording to be showcased on the next Attendance Records album.

–> Friday, November 19:

  • Austin Bat Cave. 6-10 p.m., Sabine Tree Deck
    Kids and adults alike will have the experience of “becoming a tree” through projected imagery. A digital storybook will be created and displayed using crowd-sourced descriptive words of the experience.
  • Attendance Records presents Field Notes: A Mobile Recording Box, 6-10 p.m., 8th Street Lawn
    Record your inner thoughts through song, spoken word, ramblings, or any noise you see fit in the moment.
  • CapMetro Transit Adventure; 6:45 – 8:45 p.m., Black Star Co-Op
    The Smart Trips team is providing free Capital Metro Commuter Day Passes so you can spend more time enjoying Creek Show and less time circling around downtown looking for parking. For more info & to RSVP, click here.
  • Pure Ground Rock & Roll at Empire Control Room & Garage, Door: 7 p.m., Ages: 18+, $2 off entry with Creek Show wristband
    Join Julian Acosta for his Single Release party! The line-up also includes great local bands Swimming with Bears, Daniel Eyes & the Vibes, and Eric Burton. Your Creek Show wristband gets you $2 off at the door and a drink special inside.
  • Show at Cheer Up Charlies, Door: 8 p.m., Ages: 21+
    Austin trio Moving Panoramas headlines with Roses, Food Group, Ramesh, RG Lowe (of Balmorhea). Free with Creek Show wristband.

–> Saturday, November 19:

  • Austin Bat Cave, 6-10 p.m., Sabine Tree Deck
    Kids and adults alike will have the experience of “becoming a tree” through projected imagery. A digital storybook will be created and displayed using crowd-sourced descriptive words of the experience.
  • Closing Party: Celebrate the last night of Creek Show 2016 with a country-themed evening that starts at Waller Creek and continues in Red River at Barracuda.
    –> 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., 8th Street Lawn, All Ages
    Live country music from Austin’s own The Rated Ex’s, The Ugly Beats, Jana Horn, and Elaine Greer.
    –> 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., Barracuda, 21+
    The party continues at Barracuda with two stepping lessons from Jaime Moreno at 10pm followed by Bobby Marlar, The Dollar Generals, and Rattlesnake Milk.

Learn more at CreekShow.com.