Join the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Houston's first folk art-inspired green space, Smither Park! Built over the past six years in a space adjacent to The Orange Show, Smither Park is dedicated to the lives of John and Stephanie Smither, long-time folk art collectors and celebrated arts patrons.
Smither Park was built under the direction of visionary builder and designer Dan Phillips, in collaboration with nearly 300 artists from across the country. An amphitheater, pavilion, swingset, meditation garden, and coin tower are anchored by a 400' memory wall, with each piece adorned with hand-placed mosaic creations.
Festivities during the Smither Park Grand Opening & Fundraiser include:
- Live music from local favorite Los Skarnales
- Performance art throughout Smither Park
- Food & Beverage from local restaurants
- Opportunity to be one of the first to see the completed park
Tickets are $50 and include food, beverage and entertainment. 100% of the proceeds from this event will directly benefit the ongoing maintenance of Smither Park.