The Orange Show

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The Orange Show
The Orange Show Houston Concert Venue.jpg
Location2401 Munger St
Houston, Texas
NRHP reference No.06001063
Added to NRHPNovember 21, 2006
The Orange Show -- Houston
The Orange Show -- Houston

Jeff McKissack, a mail carrier in Houston, Texas, transformed a small suburban lot near his wood frame house into The Orange Show[1] in honor of his favorite fruit.[2]

Importance

The Orange Show has evolved into the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and since 1980 is a non-profit organization. As a form of folk art, The Orange Show captures a segment of late 20th Century American culture. Programming at the Orange Show is for both children and adults and includes hands-on workshops, music, storytelling and performance, the Eyeopener Tour program and Houston's most popular public art event, the Houston Art Car Parade.

The foundation has grown to take in other folk art icons and now possesses and runs the Beer Can House. In addition, it is currently constructing Houston's first folk art inspired green space, Smither Park, in the land adjacent to the Orange Show Monument.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Orange Show Center for Visionary Art". Archived from the original on 2005-12-15. Retrieved 2005-12-12.
  2. ^ "Thirty years of the Orange Show: A postman's vision grows and grows, thanks to a phone call". CultureMap Houston. Archived from the original on 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2017-03-07.

Coordinates: 29°43′03.69″N 95°19′27.36″W / 29.7176917°N 95.3242667°W / 29.7176917; -95.3242667