The Orange Show

Although the official website describes it simply as “a folk art environment”, The Orange Show is rather more. Begun in the 1960s and opened to the public in 1979, the Show was intended by creator Jefferson Davis McKissack as an amusement park themed around healthy living, exemplified by the orange. Sadly, McKissack died soon after the Show opened, but it lives on through the efforts of The Orange Show Foundation. Their mission is to “preserve, present, promote and popularize the extraordinary artistic expressions of ordinary people”; among other things, they maintain a library and archive of folk and outsider art, and run the annual Art Car Show.

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