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26th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Set to Roll May 9-11, 2013

c5102a0e-3c91-4c7e-994c-26ff5ce12880Houston, TX aka Art Car Capital of the World – The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is thrilled to announce a fantastic weekend of events May 9-11, 2013 as part of the 26th Annual Houston Art Car Parade! What started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals 26 years ago has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston all year, drawing an estimated crowd of over 300,000 on parade day.  Continue reading

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Orange Show to Acquire Iconic 70-foot Tall Blue Saxophone

3eb49b79-0ba1-43a9-8dd2-96117fb5ef26Houston, TX  – The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, one of the country’s premiere folk art organizations, announced today that it will be acquiring “Smokesax” – the much beloved 70’ tall blue saxophone that for the past 20 years has made its home at 6025 Richmond, near Houston’s Galleria area. Built by legendary Texas artist Bob Wade as a special installation for the now-defunct Billy Blues Bar & Grill, the Smokesax is constructed out of car parts, oil field pipes and a surfboard, as well as an entire VW Beetle that forms the U-joint at its base. Continue reading

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