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Houston's largest FREE public event
needs lots of fuel!


With three full days of events and an attendance of over 300,000 each year, being a part of the Houston Art Car Parade is great for your business!



Elaine Dillard
elaine [at] orangeshow [dot] org


Houston Art Car Parade Weekend events would not be possible without generous help from corporate sponosrs, foundation grants, in-kind donations and individual giving.

The Houston Art Car Parade is produced by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a 501(c)3 non-profit art foundation.

Corporate Sponsorship

The Houston Art Car Parade and its surrounding events reach close to 300,000 people annually over the course of Houston Art Car Parade Weekend. The parade is a celebration of Houston's can-do spirit and the drive to create.

The request a sponsorship proposal, contact Elaine Dillard, Director of Development - elaine [at] orangeshow [dot] org or call 713.926.6368

Foundation Grants

Through our development office, the Orange Show applies for an received money from private foundations and goverment agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Arts. The annual economic impact of Art Car Weekend is estimated to be $800,000 brought into the local economy via hotel bookings and international publicity for the city of Houston.

In-Kind Donations

The Orange Show is always in need of in-kind donation, everything from catered food from local restaurants for Art Car events to gently worn office furniture and equipment to be used throughout the year. We also accept donated automobiles through Autos for Charity.

If you are a restaurant of food & beverage vendor and would like to help with a Houston Art Car Parade Weekend event, please contact the Orange Show by calling 713-926-6368.

Individual giving

The Orange Show accepts monetary donations from individuals for Houston Art Car Parade Weekend and throughout the year. Please keep us in mind when making your annual charitable contributions. If you would like to discuss a planned giving program, please contact Wendy Schroell at or call 713-926-6368.