The Orange Show
For a touch of the bizarre call at the Orange Show to see how
obsession can become art. A former postman spent 26 years of his
life assembling a collection of weird and wonderful objects and
meshing them together into a labyrinth of passages and staircases,
almost all of it orange. The result is a quirky curiosity, which is
billed as 'folk art', and has spawned the popular Art Car Parade, a
city-wide parade of cars decorated in weird and wonderful ways.
Several other sites are included in the Orange show, such as the
Beer Can House - a house covered entirely in so-called siding made
from beer cans, and decorated with garlands made from beer cans.
the house was covered i beer cans by a retired upholsterer, for
fun. there is also currently a park under construction, called
Smither Park, that will follow the aesthetics and philosophy of the
Orange Show. The park is billed as Houston's first folk-inspired
green space and will play host to city-dwellers' leisure time as
well as personal
Address: 2402 Munger Street
Telephone: (713) 926 6368
Opening Time: Open most weekends, from 12pm to 5pm.