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!

Creek Show is running through Saturday, November 18 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.

photos by Roger Ho

Ephemeral Suspension by PATHOS + Touch To

Submerge by Davey McEathron Architecture + Studio Lumina + Drophouse

Night Garden by DWG.

Blind Spot by Two+ Collaborative

No Lifeguard on Duty by Asakura Robinson

Click here to view more photos on our Facebook gallery. You can also read more about the artists and installations at www.creekshow.com.

In addition to viewing the light installations, your family can participate in hands-on activities every night at the Sabine Tree Deck between 6-8 p.m. Also take note that the Thinkery will be on-site Fridays and Saturdays with engaging fun for kids.

You can visit the Creek Show Lounge (700 E. 6th St.) for an immersive Waller Creek experience including interactive entertainment, Creek Show photo booth, Waterloo Park model, and more. And there you’ll wan to pick up your Creek Show wristband for food and drink specials from participating businesses in the Red River Cultural District.

–> Special Creek Show Events:

  • Nov. 14: Meet the design teams at the Creek Show Artist Talk from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Palm Door on Sabine, moderated by arts critic Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin.  The event is free but RSVP is required!
  • Nov. 16: Get a sitter and join Generation Waller for Monster Bash from 6-9 p.m. at The Gatsby. There will be a silent auction to support WCC and a raffle with lots of great prizes!
  • Nov. 18: Bike around town with an art-centric tour that starts at Laguna Gloria at 3:30 p.m., passes by the Waller Delta and wraps up at Creek Show around 5:30 p.m. And then don’t miss the 2017 Closing Party at Cheer Up Charlies featuring Rattletree.

Learn more at CreekShow.com.