<i>Arcade</i>

Photo courtesy of Marianne Newsom and Sunny Sliger

Downtown Houston is about to get a little cooler. Literally. A new art installation will provide both colorful beauty and some very welcomed shade to the outdoor park and events hub. Texas-based duo The Color Condition is building three separate installations, collectively titled Arcade, for the public area between Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center. The group will create the art from strips of tablecloths, shower curtains and painters’ drop cloths. “We wanted an installation that would have [a] longer shelf life, that could sustain the rain and could provide shade. So this ticked off all those boxes,” says Discovery Green’s marketing manager, Ren Mitchell. And it’s huge. “We’ve got 400-500 feet of the installation that will hang from above.”

All day Sunday. August 17 through November 15. 1500 McKinney and 1001 Avenida de las Americas. For information, visit discoverygreen.com or grbhouston.com. Free.

[Organizer's Description:]

Discovery Green and Houston First Corporation have teamed up to present a series of site-specific installations that will delight downtown visitors this summer and fall. 'Arcade', a series of dynamic streamer sculptures by noted Texas-based artist duo Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom of The Color Condition, brings explosive hues and whimsy to Avenida Houston. 'Arcade'* *will be on view from August 17 to November 15, 2017.
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