Houston - not so boring...

I just got this invitation... Must put on calendar...

Perhaps you've seen the Beer Can House from the street? There is so much more to John Milkovisch's creation - come find out why!

The Beer Can House is a creation of John Milkovisch .
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art acquired the Beer Can House after creator John Milkovisch and his wife, Mary, passed away. Diligent documentation and planning over the last few years have determined a comprehensive plan to restore the site to its former glory, and we are ready to share the successes of this project with the world. Unfortunately time and Houston’s climate had faded and deteriorated John’s original art work. The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art’s intent was and is to carefully restore this work to its original condition where possible and to recreate artistic elements where necessary, bringing back the delightful ambiance of the site. Thousands of pieces have been sorted, cleaned of oxidation and rust and re-hung, along with 8,000 new replacement pieces made from donated vintage beer cans. Volunteers from the local neighborhood to the far reaches of Houston’s suburbs and even as far as California (seriously!) have been an integral part of creating these new beer can elements. The site is re-opening for a major celebration on Friday, Feb 29, and in Mid March to visitors for guided and self-guided tours that will feature the history of the Beer Can House, the Rice Military neighborhood, John’s artistic techniques and Folk Art in Texas. Come see! Thanks so much for the generous support from the The Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment, the Cullen Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Silver Eagle Distributors, as well as in-kind contributions from SpawMaxwell and Apollo BBC, Inc. in helping to make this project a success. For tickets, please visit BEERCANHOUSE.ORG

LOTS OF PARKING. Art Cars will be providing continuous shuttle service from the Beer Can Opener at Kicks to the site of the Beer Can House. Stay there as long as you want, but don't forget the interesting take on traditional American food and amazing Zydeco entertainment by Corey Ledet a few blocks away at Kicks Indoor. Thanks again to our art car friends for providing the most fun round trip transportation ever!
I can't make the party, can I support the effort anyway? Of course. All donations to the Beer Can House are tax deductible.Please call 713-926-6368 to support the Beer Can House, or email oranges@orangeshow.org

Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. 2402 Munger, Houston, Texas 77023 USA


Barbara said…
When my German cousin Petra came to visit several years ago, I could think of no better Houston attractions than the beer can house, art car museum and a tour through the West End. Who needs Neuschwanstein?

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