What to expect at this year’s Creek Show at Waterloo Greenway

Plan your visit to the luminescent event.

A rendering of one of the displays at the Creek Show, which includes several large, glowing dragonflies.

All of the displays at the Creek Show glow, and many are inspired by local ecology.

Photo provided by Waterloo Greenway

The Creek Show at Waterloo Greenway returns next month, and organization just announced an all-new slate of installations.

The annual show is free + comprised of glowing artworks created by local artists, landscape architects, and designers. Let’s learn a bit more about the pieces being featured this year.

The artworks

Dream Pants | Bade-Schaffer

This installation is just what it sounds like: a collection of sculptural, glowing pants. The artist drew inspiration for this piece from a dream featuring whispering + frolicking pants.

Enter the Dragonfly | Odonata

This piece, which showcases enormous, luminescent dragonflies perched on rocks, is meant to draw attention to the natural ecological diversity of Waller Creek.

GOOD~VIBRATIONS | Studio 5-1-2

Walk through this sparkling installation featuring sculptural stalagmites + stalactites emblazoned with mirrors and lit up by spotlights.

Inventories | Lawrence Group

This installation pays homage to the late UT professor Joseph Jones, and is made from hundreds of used plastic bottles taken directly from local water sources.

Portal Potty | Salmo Gunn

A corridor of porta potties is tranformed into a magical tunnel of disco lights + LED strips and panels.

A rendering of a woman standing in a pink and blue installation, featuring cut-outs in walls

Expect live music and family-friendly activities in addition to the art installations at Creek Show.

Photo provided by Waterloo Greenway

Note: The following pieces are partner installations with local nonprofits + architecture organizations.

LUNA | Austin Foundation for Architecture

Ponder the influence of the moon on tides and precipitation with this glowing, mirrored artwork that creates an infinity-like effect.

NeonCity | AIA Austin

This abstract take on the Austin skyline uses bright colors and blocky silhouettes.

Sirius | National Organization of Minority Architects

This artwork is a visual translation of a poem by Rudy Francisco, who writes about race and politics through using celestial metaphors.

Curious about past installations? Check out these galleries of previous shows.

Attending the Creek Show

The Creek Show will take place nightly from 6-10 p.m. starting Thurs., Nov. 10.

In addition to the installations, the show includes live music, food and drinks for purchase, and activities such as face painting and local artisan markets.

See the lineup of local performers and family zone activities online here, and reserve your free tickets to the Creek Show online now.

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