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Houston Folk Art | Beer Can House & Art Car Museum

Posted: June 26, 2018 at 7:58 pm   /   Museums, Tourist Attractions

Folk Art in Houston, Texas We celebrate all types of art in and around the Houston metropolitan area, and that includes folk art.  Houston folk art is often amusing and entertaining.  Artists who create various forms of this type of art seem to be unconstrained by convention.  In this post, I will show you two […]

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Galveston, TX Historic Strand District, Harbor & Tourism

Posted: May 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Tourist Attractions

Galveston Tourism There is so very much to do and see in Galveston, Texas! This post will feature the historic Strand area of downtown as well as the harbor, shrimp boats, fishing and more. Did you know that Galveston is also known as the City of Oleanders? Oleander flowers can be viewed on a profusion […]

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Houston Galleria Springtime Primavera Event

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 8:47 pm   /   Events, Tourist Attractions

Houston Attraction If you missed the lovely annual Primavera springtime event in the Houston Galleria, there will be plenty of pictures in this post to give you an idea of what you might have seen were you to have visited there in person. Believe it or not, even though I have heard of this seasonal […]

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Inside of the amphitheater in Smither Park

Smither Park Houston, Fun Folk Art Green Space

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Orange Show Foundation The Orange Show Foundation sponsors Smither Park, and once you see the Orange Show, you will understand why both are related. Just like the Beer Can House which is another site in Houston now operated by the Orange Show Foundation, folk art is front and center! John H. Smither This folk […]

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Curious & Fantastical Orange Show Foundation Folk Art

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Tourist Attractions

Orange Show Foundation This wild and imaginative folk art creation exists on a vacant lot on the East End of Houston. A Houston postman by the name of Jeff McKissack worked on this project from 1956 to 1980.  It only stopped at that time due to his death. Mr. McKissack loved oranges thus the homage […]

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