Creek Show, the annual procession of light art staged by the Waller Creek Conservancy, turned a corner of sorts last year.
What started as mostly elegant minimalist efforts along downtown Austin’s eastern waterway went maximalist in 2017 with masses of pink flags for “Night Garden” by Eric Leshinsky (lead) with Colter Sonneville, Megahn Skornia and Wenjie Zhao.
The designs for year five — the free event will be Nov. 9-17 — were recently announced and promise to continue the large-scale experience. In 2017, more than 20,000 people attended Creek Show, sampling the kind of attractions planned for a transformed Waller Creek. For 2018, Creek Show will be in a different section of Waller Creek — between Ninth and 11th streets — and include Symphony Square, where the “Creek Show Lounge” will be located.
Here’s a look at early renderings of what’s planned for 2018, along with the teams behind the designs:
By Perkins + Will
Chet Morgan, Assoc. (lead)
Daniel Goodwin (lead)
Jose Roberto Corea (lead)
Courtney Jones Burton
Gretchen Leigh Du Pré
By Campbell Landscape Architecture + Tab Labs
Cameron Campbell (lead)
By Drophouse Design
Christian Klein (lead)
By Lemmo Architecture and Design
Ryan Lemmo, (lead)
Stephanie Lemmo, Assoc. (lead)