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The Orange Show
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The Orange Show is a folk-art environment built single handedly from 1956 until its completion in 1979, by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker. The outdoor 3,000 square foot environment is considered one of the most important folk-art environments in the US.
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Right down the street from where we live, this strange, circus-like lot (and the adjoining Smither Park) are a beautiful example of Houston's vibrant folk art scene, and the site of many unique concerts and festivals. The Orange Show is on the National Register of Historic Places, and tours are…
Also check out Smither Park, a vision and contribution of the John and Stephanie Smither family. As a member of the Smither family tree myself, it's difficult for me not to brag about these amazing patrons to the arts.
If you love the color orange, or like funky art, or are just morbidly curious, this secret little icon of Houston's art scene is worth checking out. As RoadsideAmerica.com reports: "The Orange Show brightly screams in a Houston neighborhood of small single story homes, an out-of-place cacophony of…