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Top 10 kitsch destinations by OutTraveler.com

Thank you OutTraveler.com, America’s premiere gay and lesbian travel magazine, for listing us at number 6 in your Top 10 Kitsch Destinations.

A drive-thru shaped like an oversize hot dog or a quirky museum dedicated to questionable medical devices (St. Paul, Minn.), neon art (Los Angeles) or…


Washington Times talks about Velvet Paintings

And anyone who thought black velvet paintings went out with GMC Gremlins and pet rocks has not heard of the Velveteria, a museum of black velvet paintings in Portland, Oregon. Open just two months, the site has been overwhelmed by an adoring public.

“It just blows the mind,” says Caren Anderson, proprietress and undisputed queen of velvet. “This is a huge cultural phenomenon. Yes, we have…


Art lovers who get a kick out of kitsch

“We have people outside snickering,” Anderson says, sitting among images of forlorn clowns and entertainment icons. “Most people, let’s face it, they make fun of it. If they’d come in here they’d realize there’s…


One of the best articles on Velveteria

Above all else, this is a love story, born of a phone call made in the dark, a hint of whiskey and not a little loneliness.
He’ll tell you he’s not really sure why he called, but she’ll tell you she’s pretty sure it was the picture: honey skin and a snug little bathing suit, the only person in their high school class directory who looked like she was still having fun after 25 years.
The truth was…


Velveteria Takes Over Powell’s Books, May 2008

Velveteria took over Powell’s Books for the month of May 2008. A visual treat sure to please your campy, polyester-wearing soul.

Offered a wondrous eyeful of…