Creek Show


Taking advantage of the mild-for-November weather, Bill and I decided to visit the Creek Show, an outdoor art exhibit sponsored by the Waller Creek Conservancy. Waller Creek is a 1.5 mile stream running north-to-south from the UT campus to Lady Bird Lake. Five light installations are set up along the banks between Fifth and Ninth Streets.

Creek Show is open during the evening hours (6 to 10 PM) through November 21. There is no admission, although donations are accepted and benefit the Waller Creek Conservancy. Here’s my photos of the five installations, but this exhibit is really better to see in person.


Waller Phantasm (Clay Odom) is installed outside of Easy Tiger on Sixth Street.


AT/x (Luke Savisky) is projected under the Seventh Street bridge. A camera allows visitors to be part of the projection, but we didn’t know about this when we visited.


Volume (Specht Harpman Architects) is generally a mellow trickle of water, except when it’s a rushing waterfall—just like Waller Creek, except during a flood.


The Natural Unnatural (Clark | Richardson Architects) looks like a large ball of lighted yarn under the 8th Street Bridge


Floating the Waller (Ten Eyck Landscape Architects) has neon inner tubes floating serenely in the creek. This was my personal favorite.

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