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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The People’s Gallery: 2016


The 2016 People’s Gallery is now on display at Austin City Hall. This 12th annual exhibition features over 150 pieces created by about 100 local artists. Through October 30, you can visit City Hall and vote for your three favorite pieces. The city will then buy the winning artwork to add to their permanent collection. Don’t let me influence your ballot, but here are some entries which caught my eye…

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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.

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The Peoples Gallery: 2015


Each year the City of Austin sponsors an exhibition called The People’s Gallery inside our City Hall building. The exhibition also includes a contest where visitors can vote for their three favorite pieces. The top vote-getter will be announced early next year and purchased by the city for their permanent collection. The contest ended in October, but the exhibition continues until January 7, 2016.

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