ARTS CORNER – One of the Country’s First Racially Integrated Fine Art Shows Gets and Overdue Update

Sep 16, 2021 | News

Photo caption: An installation view of “Art for the People: Celebrating 50 Years of the DeLuxe Show and the 5th Ward Community.”

In late summer 1971, one of the most significant art events in U.S. history took place inside a beloved but defunct movie theater in the heart of Fifth Ward, a historically Black Houston neighborhood. “The De Luxe Show,” which took its name from the iconic DeLuxe Theater that still stands today, is credited as one of the first racially integrated art shows in the country.