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Dylan Aguilar
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Leslye Flores, Samantha Farin, April Rethlake

(From left) Leslye Flores, Samantha Farin and April Rethlake posed under the colorful streamer sculpture. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

For four months, Discovery Green and Avenida Houston will be dressed up with colorful and vibrant streamer sculptures. The sprawling artwork dominates many of the notable areas of the park. Arcade by The Color Condition, a duo of Texas-based artists, lives up to its name. On a recent weekday afternoon, the eye-catching colors captivated park goers.

“It reminds me of Mexico,” said Leslye Flores, looking up at a canopy covered with hanging strands. Leslye and her friends, Samantha Farin and April Rethlake, stopped to have a mini photo shoot, taking turns snapping shots of one another underneath a backdrop of various hues and dyes.


Thousands of multicolored strips make up the art installation by The Color Condition at Discovery Green. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

In spite of the midday heat, the park’s new installation drew many people in. A father strolled as his young son ran beneath the streamers that swayed high above his head. Tourists raised their phones up to capture the interesting perspective of long yellow, blue, red, orange, green and white strips draped from above. A couple came across the lively scene after having lunch nearby.

Arcade can be seen as both a playground and a sanctuary. The experience can be wild and fun – yet calm and serene at the same time. “It’s peaceful,” said Reginald Green who leaned back on a bench as he looked up at the whimsical canopy of color. “There’s always something new at Discovery Green.”

When the sun comes out from behind a cloud, the reflective material in the streamers fills with light and the installation radiates. The colors really pop. Aracde by The Color Condition will be at Discovery Green until November, so be sure to visit the park before this experience expires.

Discovery Green and Houston First invite the public to celebrate the installation of Arcade at "#ColorTheAve," a free event on Sat., Sept. 9, 4-8 p.m., which includes a dance performance, live music, a wearable art workshop, an aerial performance and more.  

  • Daoust family

    (From left) Steve Daoust with his daughter Nicole and wife Michelle stand under the colorful streamer sculpture. The Daoust family is visiting from Maryland. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Daoust family

    (From left) Michelle, Nicole and Steve Daoust take photos of Arcade, an art installation by The Color Condition, during their visit to Houston from Rockville, MD. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Entrance of Arcade

    Several spots at Discovery Green have been decorated by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Samantha Farin, Leslye Flores, April Rethlake

    (From left) Samantha Farin, Leslye Flores and April Rethlake take photos using the installation as a background. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Tony Torres

    Tony Torres, age 5, stands on a bench underneath the hanging strands. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Leo and Tony Torres

    Leo Torres with his son Tony at Arcade, an art installation by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Arcade

    Arcade is made up of a variety of different colors. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Reginald Green

    Reginald Green looks up at the colorful strips. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Brett Mares, Cristina Salazar

    Brett Mares and Cristina Salazar pose in front of Arcade by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

  • Discovery Green

    Several spots at Discovery Green have been decorated by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

     

  • Daoust family
  • Daoust family
  • Entrance of Arcade
  • Samantha Farin, Leslye Flores, April Rethlake
  • Tony Torres
  • Leo and Tony Torres
  • Arcade
  • Reginald Green
  • Brett Mares, Cristina Salazar
  • Discovery Green

More photos

Daoust family

(From left) Steve Daoust with his daughter Nicole and wife Michelle stand under the colorful streamer sculpture. The Daoust family is visiting from Maryland. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Daoust family

(From left) Michelle, Nicole and Steve Daoust take photos of Arcade, an art installation by The Color Condition, during their visit to Houston from Rockville, MD. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Entrance of Arcade

Several spots at Discovery Green have been decorated by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Samantha Farin, Leslye Flores, April Rethlake

(From left) Samantha Farin, Leslye Flores and April Rethlake take photos using the installation as a background. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Tony Torres

Tony Torres, age 5, stands on a bench underneath the hanging strands. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Leo and Tony Torres

Leo Torres with his son Tony at Arcade, an art installation by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Arcade

Arcade is made up of a variety of different colors. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Reginald Green

Reginald Green looks up at the colorful strips. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

Brett Mares, Cristina Salazar

Brett Mares and Cristina Salazar pose in front of Arcade by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

Discovery Green

Several spots at Discovery Green have been decorated by The Color Condition. (Photo: Dylan Aguilar) 

 

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