Jeff McKissack, a mail carrier in Houston, Texas, transformed a small suburban lot near his wood-frame house into The Orange Show in honor of his favorite fruit.
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.
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
Lindy Prine | Jun 15, 2018
This is one of Houston’s hidden gems! The history of this place is amazing to read about and see. We took our engagement photos here 4 years ago because it is so beautifully quirky! Be ready to climb and do a bit of walking you’ll definitely get some extra steps in exploring all over this place.
Jennifer Jones | Jun 21, 2018
This has to be one of the most interesting and eclectic places I have been. Often when you go you will be there alone or just a few other customers so you can really take your time and absorb the amount of detail that was put into this place. Then once done there head right next door to Smither Park for more amazing art.
Schetauna Powell | Apr 11, 2018
A part of Houston's Folk art scene, the Orange Show is a labyrinth in the scheme of orange. The creator made this creation to remind everyone of the virtues of healthy eating; specifically the eating of oranges. This is one of a group of locations in Houston that exhibit the inner life and spirit of this town. If you are looking to marvel a local curiosity, go to the Orange Show - you won't regret it.
Git Bizzy | Jun 9, 2018
Great visual art with a neat historical significance. Just double check the hours before you go. They change seasonally. Don't believe what's online.
Maribel Garcia | May 5, 2018
Growing up next door to the Orange Show was fun. I met actors, singers, and important people. They always have something interesting going on. Plus they added the Smither Park, which is an excellent addition to the Orange Show.
vanessa Pradel | Jul 16, 2018
I liked smither Park which is right next to the orange show. It was an amazing place and I loved how unique all the pieces were. Will definitely visit again
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