Countdown to Parade Day:

Awards Ceremony Brunch

2011 Mayor's Cup Winner "Losing The Mammoth"
Sharpstown International High School 


The 2018 Houston Art Car Parade Awards Ceremony & Brunch will take place on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 12pm-2pm at Smither Park, 2402 Munger St. All Art Car Artists and their families are welcome to attend.

We can't wait to honor all of our amazing art car artists and friends!


History of the Houston Art Car Parade Awards Ceremony

Over $20,000 in cash prizes is awarded by a panel of judges in recognition of the effort and expense artists assume in creating their art cars. The panel of judges is comprised of experts and cultural icons from various art, automobile, and entertainment disciplines.

The panel has included such notables as:

  • Carlos Aguilar
  • David Best
  • Robert Delford Brown
  • Larry Fuente
  • Ann Harithas
  • Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
  • Dusty Hill
  • Walter Hopps
  • Luis Jiminez
  • Ed and Nancy Kienholz
  • Eric Staller
  • Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth
  • Herbert Hemphill
  • William Fagley
  • Michael Levy
  • Bob Wade
  • Ann Harithas
  • Jackie Harris
  • Dusty Hill
  • Lee Kogan
  • Phil Linhares
  • Doug Michels
  • Marilyn Oshman