The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art produces an ongoing series of both special events & performances, as well as classes & workshops, taking place at various locations both within the organization's properties and across Houston.

Click below to see our current lineup of upcoming programs.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 
SPECIAL EVENT // The Craft Project at Smither Park
SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 / 3-6PM
Smither Park
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Please RSVP below if you are planning to attend on September 11!

Designed for young professionals and artists to get together and enjoy a day at beautiful Smither Park, join Co-Chairs Katelyn Wallace and Elizabeth Carl for The Craft Project!

The Orange Show will be leading a hands-on craft project to create some incredible decorations for their upcoming 40th Anniversary Gala, and Saint Arnold Brewing Company will be offering tastings of some of their fantastic and unique craft beer, ciders and seltzers.

El Patio's foot truck will also be serving up delicious tex-mex and margaritas, available for purchase.

Event is free and open to the public.

Parking is available on the Orange Show's property at 2334 Gulf Terminal Drive, Houston, TX 77023.

SPECIAL EVENT // The Big Bang BBQ
SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 / 3-8PM
Smither Park
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Please RSVP below if you are planning to attend on September 12!

Join us at Smither Park (2441 Munger St.) on Sunday, September 12th from 3-8pm and enjoy a crafting project led by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art to help create decorations for the organization's largest annual fundraiser. Fun for the whole family!

 

Complimentary beverages from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and La Cruda Brand BBQ Truck on-site selling incredible BBQ and sides!

 

Event is free and open to the public.

Parking is available on the Orange Show's property at 2334 Gulf Terminal Drive, Houston, TX 77023.

PERFORMANCE // Virus Vigil
POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA
Smither Park
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During the worst days of the Covid pandemic, Jim Blackburn and Isabelle Scurry Chapman held the “Virus Vigil”—a yearlong virtual event with paintings and poetry produced and transmitted each day. The natural world is their point of inspiration, especially the native birds, plants, and animals that populate Blackburn’s “Earth Church.” Tonight the artists present selected highlights from the project, with guided improvisations led by Joanna Friesen and a visit from Houston Audubon's live education ambassador birds in a celebratory night of art, poetry, dance, and feathered friends. Beer generously provided by Bakfish Brewing Co.

$10 per person

100% of tickets sales goes to The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

 
Beginner's Mosaic Workshop
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month
Smither Park  |  10am-12pm
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Join artists Sharon Plummer and John Gregory, whose work is featured permanently in Smither Park, for a beginner mosaic class! Learn the basics of creating an original mosaic work of art, from tracing your image, to finding the perfect colors, to cutting and nipping tiles, and eventually affixing it onto a base. You'll leave the class with a basic knowledge of mosaic-ing, and take home your piece of art to grout yourself, or the option to return the following month to grout with the teachers.
 

Designed for ages 16+ and limited to 10 students per class. Ticket includes all materials needed. Takes place entirely outdoors in Smither Park, under the shade of the Smither Park Vinson & Elkins Pavilion. Street parking available.

$5 per person fee for materials

The Kids are all Write
Writing & Poetry Workshop for Kids
Every 4th Saturday of the Month
Smither Park  |  10am-11:30am
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Young people ages 7-12 can have fun writing and sharing their own stories and poems in the wonderland of beautiful Smither Park, next to The Orange Show. 

Join Robin Reagler, the former director of Writers in the School (WITS) in bringing stories to life every 4th Saturday of each month from 10-11:30am.

This is a FREE WORKSHOP