Menil Contemporaries

An Evening at Smither Park

Smither Park is a creative urban space developed by visionary artist and builder Dan Phillips alongside the late Stephanie Smither. Stephanie and her husband John were long-time supporters and collectors of self-taught art, as well as board members of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Inspired by the Orange Show’s philosophy of promoting and sustaining self-taught art, the mosaic-covered park serves as a testimony to the vibrancy and creativity of the city of Houston.

We invite Menil Contemporaries to watch local artists work on commissioned pieces for the park during a festive evening of music, spirits, and food trucks, and celebrate the future of Smither Park!

For inquiries, please contact Brandon Bourque at bbourque@menil.org