“Wish Trees: The Activation!” took Austin’s sincerest wishes and projected them as art.
In Spring 2021, Creative Action’s Wish Trees collected as many wishes as possible to help grow a better world. “Wish Trees: The Activation!” took those wishes and created an immersive experience where hope came to life in a conveyor belt of artists. Each station took the wish prescribed and turned it into art in real-time. From movement to visual art, puppets, acroyoga, and theatre – Creative Action (through #AustinSafelyCreates) hired local performers to create moments of aspiration, ambition, and dreams.
Wish Trees are a community project under #AustinSafelyCreates, a program in partnership between Creative Action and the City of Austin Economic Development. This community-wide education and awareness campaign centers on art-making to foster positive mental health, build community, and inspire hope.
Thank you to CB (Hotdog) Hockaday, Sarah Maggard, Alex Porter, Malyssa Quiles, Michael Galvan, Kimberly Schonhorst, and Brent Cotton for making “Wish Trees: The Activation!” happen!