Forklift Fantasia: The Shape of Water


Spend an evening immersed in aquamarine along the banks of Waller Creek, while celebrating boundless imagination, the art in everyday life, and the launch of The Way of Water—a traveling multi-year project featuring local, national, and international stewards of this vital resource. Guests will enjoy a wholly sensory experience, evoking the brilliance of water (while staying dry) and featuring local bites, beverages, a short preview performance of The Way of Water: Waller Creek, and, in true Forklift fashion, a dance party under the stars!

Forklift Fantasia: The Shape of Water Planning Committee

Kathy Garza Smith; Co-Chair; Senior Project Manager at HDR
Nathan Idais, Co-Chair; Associate, Calvin’s Fine Jewelry
Pam Benson Owens; CEO of Six Square—Austin’s Black Cultural District 
Sarah Bork; Photographer & Artist
Liz Bullock; Marketing Consultant
Ezequiel Calderon; Delivery Lead, Praxent
Sarah Finley; Social Arts and Science Institute
Manuel Flores; Owner, Mom and Pops Homemade Pops
Alejandra Hamlet; Sales and Marketing Manager, Levior Energy
Bill Hopkins; Health Care Lawyer, Partner, Spencer Fane LLP
Liz Howard; The Long Center
Kari Kastner; Business Development Officer, Keystone Bank
Partick Landrum; Owner, Patrick Landrum Design
Tobin Levy; Writer, Editor & Event Designer
Leslie Moore; Owner, Word of Mouth
Liz Rush-Smyth; Senior Customer Success Manager, Blackbaud
Wendy Smith; Brand and Design Strategist
Blake Trabulsi; Creative Director, Zócalo Design
Amy Valentine; Project Manager, DeLaune and Associates
Ciyadh Wells; Director of Individual Giving, Austin Soundwaves
Kevin Witcher; Brand Manager, Chubb Insurance