Check out this wonderful video of our November 13, 2014 Creek Show Light Night. Thank you to Chema Domenech and his expert drone flying and video editing. We look forward to comparing this footage of our inaugural event with next year's Creek Show installations.
As the sun set over Waller Creek last thursday, Creek Show Light Night brought life to Waller Creek in a way it has never seen before. From the start of happy hour at Easy Tiger to the closing act at Empire Control Room, Light Night was full of just that - light. A light that grew brighter as the night moved on, not only from the light installations and glow sticks, but from the excitement that each Austinite brought when they saw a glimpse of what the future of Waller Creek could hold.
Thank you all for joining us last month at Stubb’s Austin for the sold out Third Annual Waller Creek Benefit Concert, featuring headliner Fitz and the Tantrums and Austin native Max Frost! The numbers are in: the 2014 benefit raised over seven fold what it did last year for the Waller Creek Conservancy and we could not be more grateful.
In the midst of an urban boom, crowded cities across the world are turning to temporary public spaces to open up their crowded city centers. A temporary café, a picnic grove, a yoga studio, a hip restaurant, an artsy brewery, and an outdoor movie theater have all been formatted to take over unused public spaces, such as parking spots and abandoned lots. These temporary streetscapes have coined the name Pop Up Parks and they may be the breath of fresh air modern urban centers need.
Pop Up Parks allow cities to quickly, efficiently, and affordably create much needed public spaces. Not only do these temporary spaces allow for cash tight cities to create parks and plazas on a budget, they also give cities the ability to try out new types public spaces without a full commitment.