Texas is Home to The World’s First Orange Show
The World's First Orange Show is located in Texas' largest city, Houston. Now you're wondering, "What is an orange show?"
Jeff McKissack, a Houston postman, spent 24 years creating a visionary art environment that still stands today. Working alone with a variety of materials, McKissack constructed the orange show as a tribute to his favorite fruit.
The structure is now known as the The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art thanks to Houston Arts Patron, Marilyn Oshman, who founded a non-profit organization after McKissack's death. Original donors include a diverse group of people including members of Texas Rock Band, ZZ Top.
The Orange Show is currently closed for restoration until March 4, 2016. When it reopens you'll be able to schedule a trip to 2401 Munger St., in Houston for a rare and one of a kind experience.
According to the historical section at theorangeshow.org, in 1984, The Orange Show Foundation commissioned the Fruitmobile, determining that the art car is considered a mobile visionary site. Four years later, the Houston Art Car Parade was born. Now an entire weekend is planned around the parade and it attracts people from around the world.
If you want to experience it for yourself, the 29th Annual Art Car Parade is scheduled for April 9, 2016. Lucky for you, the Orange Show is scheduled to re-open one month before, and you will be able to make a weekend out of it.