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Waller Creek Show in DayGlo: Best Instagram photos from opening night

2017 event illuminates creek with colors and lights both fluorescent and delicate

flourescent beach lounge under bridge next to creek
Waller Creek Show 2017
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The Waller Creek Show, an event put on by the Waller Creek Conservancy, was popular from the beginning. To bring attention to the Waller Creek Restoration Project, an ambitious plan to revitalize the creek on many levels, including flood control, pedestrian pathways, and native plant and wildlife restoration, the Conservancy yearly invites Austin designers to bring create light installations, shown nightly for a week on the creek.

Now in its fourth year, the Creek Show is, of course, plenty spectacular on its own. Every year around this time, light installations created by local artists, architects, and landscape architects are placed above, below, and in the creek between Fifth and Eighth streets. The show is up every night for a week or so and draws hundreds of visitors to experience the promenade along the creek, all gussied up and sparkly. It’s really quite a wonder to behold.

This year featured installations by Asakura Robinson, dwg., Two+ Collaborative, HA Architecture, Pathos + Touch To, and a collaboration among Davey McEathron Architecture, Studio Lumina, and Drophouse Design.

This year’s show which is free and runs 6pm-10pm, ends Saturday, Nov. 18. That’s tomorrow night, so don’t miss out

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