Creek Show: 2017

In my humble opinion, the 4th annual Creek Show was the best one so far. Sponsored by the Waller Creek Conservancy, this outdoor art exhibition draws attention to the possibilities of Waller Creek, which runs through the eastern side of downtown from 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake. This always-popular event was open for nine evenings this year. The walkways were crowded when Bill and I visited on the next-to-last evening.

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The People’s Gallery: 2017

Last week Bill and I attended the opening reception for the 2017 People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall. For the rest of this year, 96 Austin artists are displaying their work throughout the building. Visitors can vote on their top three favorites through the end of October. The winner—“The People’s Choice”—will be announced at the 2018 reception and added to the city’s permanent collection.

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Creek Show: 2016


The third annual Creek Show celebrates Waller Creek, a small stream that runs on the east side of downtown and empties into Lady Bird Lake. This free outdoor art show is sponsored by Waller Creek Conservancy, a non-profit group which is working with city officials to create “an extraordinary urban place that connects, surprises and inspires all of us.” The five installations are set up between Fifth and Eighth Streets and open nightly from 6 to 10 PM through November 19.

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