During this Black History Month, we'd like to profile one of many special stories on the history of Symphony Square. Ernest (“Ernie”) Mae Miller (1927–2010) is an Austin music legend who helped to usher in the beginning of Red River Street’s reputation as a live music venue. She became the featured performer at the New Orleans Club where she enjoyed a 15‐year residency. Come listen to her album in Symphony Square at the Opening Celebration of New Monuments on Saturday, March 2!
Thanks to a partnership between the State of Texas, the City of Austin, and Waller Creek Conservancy, a heritage live oak from the State Capitol Complex will be relocated to Waterloo Park in downtown Austin this weekend.
Waterloo Park, which is currently under construction, will re-open to the public next year and will serve as an important anchor for the Waller Creek chain of parks.
Waller Creek Conservancy is proud to present New Monuments for New Cities, the inaugural joint art initiative of the High Line Network. The public art exhibition takes an important look at the role monuments have played in shaping cities and how they successfully speak to or, in some cases, misrepresent the people who live there. The exhibition will be on view at Waller Creek (12th & Red River) from March 2 through May 31, 2019. Waller Creek Conservancy will host a variety of free public programs in conjunction with the exhibition. All events and programs will take place at Symphony Square (1111 Red River Street).
Urban Scrim by Lemmo Architecture and Design at Creek Show 2018
Photo by Roger Ho
Now entering its 6th year, Creek Show features light-based art works by local designers. Information is available now and submissions will be accepted through Friday, March 1. New and emerging Austin-based artists, architects, landscape architects, and designers are encouraged to apply. Mark your calendars for Creek Show 2019: November 7-17, with a preview party on November 6.
If you've attended the Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic, you know exactly the potential of the new Waller Creek Park project. Come by car, bus, bike, or on foot, spread your blanket, and enjoy picnic baskets prepared by some of Austin’s best restaurants. Or, bring your own basket and enjoy Palm Park while listening to great music, catching up with your friends, and watching the sun drop behind the city skyline. Save the date, April 6th in Palm Park!