Join Us November 10-18

Presented by the Waller Creek Conservancy, Creek Show, now in its fourth year, spans nine nights and includes six light-based, site-specific art installations on Waller Creek. Everyone is invited to walk along Waller Creek to view the works of art designed to bring attention to the future revitalization and transformation of Waller Creek into a series of urban parks.

In addition to the light installations, which are free and open to the public, there will be a number of special events and attractions in the district.

The event takes place on Waller Creek between 5th St and 8th St in downtown Austin. If you are not familiar with the area, we suggest you start your experience at the Creek Show Lounge, located at 700 E. 6th St. You can pick up a map, wristband and learn more about Waller Creek there.

Walking, biking, ride-sharing, and riding public transit are encouraged. There is no dedicated parking for Creek Show.


Open every night from 6pm to 10pm
700 E. 6th St
Meet at our new lounge for the ultimate Creek Show experience - learn more about Waller Creek, explore interactive activities, see the parks in virtual reality, check out Creek Show merchandise, pick up your wristband, and more!

  • WCC Information & Creek Show Merch
  • Large-scale Waterloo Park Model & Project Renderings
  • Tell Us What You Want To Do in the Future Waterloo
  • Creek Show Selfie Station Sponsored by CapMetro
  • VR Experience of Waller Creek Parks Powered by Samsung
  • Attendance Records “Stay in Motion” Activation
  • Flashback to Creek Show 2016 with Phantom Diversion


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with The Thinkery & Edge of Imagination Station

Creekside between 6th and 7th St, 6-10pm
Dance party with DJ set by Sharkweek

Partner Event: CapMetro Transit Adventure, 6:45-9pm
You’re invited to enjoy Creek Show with a free Commuter Day Pass -- so you can spend more time exploring the installations and less time finding parking! The adventure begins at Crestview Station. For details and to register, visit the event page today.


Sabine Family Tree. 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with The Thinkery & Edge of Imagination Station


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with Austin Mad Science

Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Doors at 3:30pm
Free GA Concert Admission to the House our Heroes Benefit Concert *capacity permitting*


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with City of Austin Watershed Protection Department


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with Austin Mad Science

Creek Show Artist Talk, 6:30-8:30pm
Palm Door on Sabine, 401 Sabine St.
Panel discussion will feature representatives from all six design teams, moderated by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, local writer and arts critic. Tickets are FREE but RSVP is required!


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with City of Austin Watershed Protection Department & Austin Mad Science


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with Edge of Imagination Station & Austin Mad Science

Monster Bash, 6-9pm
The Gatsby, 708 E. 6th St.
Organized by our young leaders group, Generation Waller, the Monster Bash is an annual celebration of all things Waller Creek. This free event features a live DJ set, raffle prizes and drink specials. Invite your friends and share the event on Facebook today.


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with The Thinkery & City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

Easy Tiger Patio, 8pm
Author Manuel Gonzales will premiere his fictional short story, fotan FABLE, as a live performance reading of the Creek Show installation.


Sabine Family Tree, 6-8pm
Family-Friendly activities with The Thinkery

Art Ride Creekside, 2:45-5:30pm
Meet at Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St.
Join the Waller Creek Conservancy and community partners in an art themed bike ride with stops at some of Austin's most inspiring public works! All ages welcome and encouraged. The ride will start at Laguna Gloria and end at Creek Show, visiting public art along Shoal Creek and the Waller Delta along the way. Join the event on Facebook.

Closing Night Party, 6-9pm
Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River St.
Celebrate the final night of Creek Show 2017! We’ll have live local music performances featuring Rattletree. This show is free, ALL ages and family-friendly. RSVP and share on Facebook!


Pick up a Creek Show 2017 wristband at the event and show it at participating businesses to get deals on food & drinks, as well as special discounts for select live music experiences from Nov. 10 thru Nov. 18.

Cheer Up Charlies
11/13-11/18: $1 off PBR and $1 off wells

Daruma Ramen
All nights: $2 Off all Ramen

Empire Control Room & Garage
All nights: 10% off tickets at the door

Esther's Follies
$2 off your ticket at Esther's Follies each weekend of Creek Show. Don't forget to make your reservations! (Fridays and Saturdays only)

The Gatsby
All nights: 20% off drinks w/ wristband

Hilton Garden Inn
All nights: 10% off Bar Menu and $5.00 Domestic Beers & Wines

Hoboken Pies
All nights: $2 Slices of Cheese Pizza

Jim Jim's Water Ice
All nights: 10% discount over $5.00

All nights: A free, non-alcoholic drink of any kind with entree purchase

The Sidewinder
11/12-11/18: Free entry to all 21+ shows

Stubb's BBQ
All nights: 20% Off Seated Dining
11/12: Free GA Concert Admission to the House our Heroes Benefit Concert Sunday

Waller Creek Pub House
All nights: $1 off select beers, $1 off Wine, and $3 lonestar



Call for Ideas

Creek Show has grown in popularity each year and the Conservancy received a record number of requests from designers about how to participate. In response, the Conservancy opened a Call for Ideas for the first time this year. Supporting and showcasing local talent has always been one of the primary objectives of Creek Show and to this end, being based in Austin remains a requirement for selection. The selection committee was thrilled to receive 47 submissions that demonstrated the diverse array of artistic disciplines found in our community.

After thoughtful deliberation, the committee selected six installations that are sure to surprise and delight attendees. The Conservancy would like to thank every submitting team for their interest in Waller Creek and their support of Creek Show.

Creek Show 2017 Installations and Design Teams

Installation: No Lifeguard on Duty
Asakura Robinson
Eric Leshinsky (lead)
Colter Sonneville
Meghan Skornia
Wenjie Zhao

Installation: Night Garden
Daniel Woodroffe (lead)
Kim Harding
Shiva Jabarnia
Ethan Primm
Kevin Sullivan

Installation: Blind Spot
Two+ Collaborative
Elizabeth Farrell (co-lead)
Clare van Montfrans, Assoc. AIA (co-lead)

Installation: fotan FABLE
HA Architecture
Jamie Crawley, AIA (lead)
Ryan Campbell, Assoc. AIA
Manuel Gonzales
E. P. (Bill) Hamilton III
Ricardo Maga-Rojas, Assoc. AIA
Brad McCorkle, Assoc. AIA

Installation: Ephemeral Suspension
PATHOS + TouchTo
Brandon Cuffy (co-lead)
Francisca Aroso (co-lead)
Aaron Upshaw

Installation: Submerge
Davey McEathron Architecture + Studio Lumina + Drophouse
Davey McEathron, AIA (lead)
Christina Brown
Eric Dethamphaivan, Assoc. AIA
Christian Klein
Hunter Tipps, Assoc. AIA

Creek Show 2017 Selection Committee

The Conservancy would like to thank the selection committee for devoting time and attention to the process.

Meredith Bossin,
Director of Programming of Waller Creek Conservancy

Louis Grachos,
Executive Director of The Contemporary Austin

Chris Mattsson,
Waller Creek Conservancy Board Member and The Contemporary Austin Board Member

Carla Nickerson,
Visual Artist, Vocalist, Actor, and Community Engagement Specialist for Austin Convention Center Department

Dharmesh Patel,
Visual Artist, Architect, and Creek Show 2016 Designer

Ingrid Spencer,
Artistic Director of Creek Show and Executive Director of AIA Austin

Melba Whatley,
Creator of Creek Show, Waller Creek Conservancy Board President and The Contemporary Austin Board Member