25th Annual Art Car Weekend

Art hits the streets during the 25th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend. Carol Simmons, a regular parade organizer, tells us, “It takes art out of the museum and into the streets in a way anyone can enjoy. It brings the community together and shows the world that art doesn’t just hang on a wall or stand in a garden. Art can be anywhere, anything and by anyone.”

This year celebrates a quarter century of arty, wild, geeky, eclectic fun, all centered on modified automobiles. The weekend is four days of ever more outrageous events. There’s the Legendary Art Car Ball at the Orange Show on Thursday, followed by the Main Street Drag and a sneak peek at Discovery Green on Friday. Saturday’s parade includes more than 100 creators who have never participated in the parade before, expanding the field of creativity significantly.

There are a variety of on-site parties at the parade, including the VIPit Party, Starting Line Party and Retreat from the Street. And after the parade, there’s an awards ceremony and brunch on Sunday. The Art Car Parade entries line up at 9 a.m. and start down their route at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Allen Parkway. For a full schedule, call 713-926-6368 or visit www.orangeshow.org.
Sat., May 12, 2012


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