Waller Creek Conservancy has added live music to the three-month, multifaceted event series in conjunction with the public art exhibit, New Monuments for New Cities, on display at the corner of Red River St. and 12th St. through May 31. Two free shows are scheduled at Waller Creek Conservancy’s headquarters at Symphony Square in the heart of downtown Austin.
A joint art initiative developed by the High Line Network, the exhibit opened in Austin on March 2 and features the work of 25 artists, five of whom represent Central Texas. Austin is one of five North American cities participating in this collaboration; each city selected five artists, all of whom were asked to reflect on the role monuments have played in shaping cities in the past and how we might reimagine them in the future.
Waller Creek Conservancy has developed a range of public programs from artist talks to films and music as part of the three-month showcase. The live music series takes its inspiration from the rich history of the New Orleans Club, a former venue in the Red River Cultural District that featured rock, R&B, and soul music throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s. The building that housed the venue is now part of the Symphony Square complex.
All events are free and open to the public and will take place at Symphony Square.
For more information, check out the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/WallerCreekConservancy/events/