Carnival and Circus Sideshow Banners

alt="carnival and circus sideshow banners"Carnival and Circus Sideshow Banners have been displayed in the Smithsonian, art galleries, and famous museums.

Historical Carnival and Circus Sideshow Banners are considered a vanishing art form today.

Carnival and Circus Sideshow banners are extremely collectable and highly sought after from some of the sideshow banner painter greats like Fred Johnson, Johnny Meah, Jack Sigler, Snap Wyatt, Bobby Wicks, and Jack Cripe to name a few.

 The circus sideshow phenomenon is a nostalgic piece of American history, and the circus sideshow banners played an integral role in attracting visitors to participate in the pre-show activities. 

Twenty-one paintings are featured in “Sideshow”, an exhibition that highlights a traditional piece of Americana – circus sideshow banners. The work of legendary banner painters Fred Johnson, Snap Wyatt, Jack Cripe, Jack Sigler and Johnny Meah are included in this colorful and dynamic show.

Sideshow: Larger-than-life exhibition of circus banner art

Each sideshow banner painter had their own unique style. alt=carnival and sideshow banners"

The University of Florida’s University Gallery Featured Some of The  Historical Circus Banners – on display were 21 sideshow banners featured in “Sideshow”, an exhibition that highlighted a traditional piece of Americana – circus sideshow banners. The exhibit, co-curated by Dr. Amy Vigilante for the University of Florida’s University Gallery, included the work of legendary banner painters Fred Johnson, Snap Wyatt, Jack Cripe, Jack Sigler and Johnny Meah.  Click here  and here for the full story.