The Umlauf Sculpture Garden has cancelled its planned fundraiser tonight due to site flooding and has closed the museum and grounds for the remainder of the weekend.
“We are canceling the weekend activities for Last Straw Fest, including tonight’s Haunted Garden and Sunday’s Straw Men Awards, ” said Umlauf executive director Nina Seely. “Our first priority is for the protection of Charles Umlauf’s sculpture and the museum grounds, as well as the home and studio. While we don’t know the extent of the damage yet, a massive clean up effort will go into place as the waters reside.”
The Umlauf is located at Barton Springs and Robert E Lee roads, adjacent to Zilker Park and Barton Creek.