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April 10-16, 2023

Houston, Texas

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Celebrating 36 years of the Drive to Create!

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Attend a Workshop

Learn how to build your own Art Car or Art Bike by joining one of our upcoming workshops
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Enter Your Art Car

Applications are now open to participate in the 2023 Orange Show Art Car Parade Week
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Purchase Tickets

Attend The Legendary Art Car Ball or The VIPit Experience and don't miss out on a second of the action!
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Become a Sponsor

Join us in producing Houston's largest free public art event and celebrating the artist in everyone!

Additional events to be added in the coming weeks 

Thursday  April 13, 2023

The Main Street Drag

Sneak Peek at Discovery Green

Friday  April 14, 2023

The Legendary Art Car Ball

Tickets on sale soon!

Saturday  April 15, 2023

Lineup Party along Allen Parkway

Kids Creative Zone in Sam Houston Park

VIPit Experience at Hermann Square @ City Hall

The Orange Show's 36th Annual

Houston Art Car Parade

Sunday  April 16, 2023

Orange Show Art Car Award Ceremony

2023 Houston Art Car Festival Schedule

Schedule

Friday, April 14 | 6-11pm

The Orange Show World HQ

Saturday, April 15 | 12-4pm

Hermann Square at Houston City Hall

Tickets

WHAT IS AN ART CAR?

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Art Car /ärt kär/

noun

A vehicle whose owner has modified its appearance in a way to suit their own aesthetic, personality, or creative inspiration.

Since the invention of the automobile, art cars have been found in cultures across the globe as a way to express individuality, rebel against cultural norms, and stand out from the mundane. People of all walks of life have created art cars, from the most celebrated of contemporary artists, to your weird neighbor with the chickens, and everyone in between. Most art cars have started out as something you may see in a car dealership parking lot - four normal wheels, a socially-acceptable color, and a major auto company's chrome-plated branding. It's through the eyes, brain, and sweat of an Art Car Artist that the Art Car is born. Whether it's been painted, welded, sculpted, dropped, chopped, beaded, smashed, crashed, lit, or lifted - Art Cars come in all shapes, sizes and forms! The only rule is that it must roll!

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Relive the 2022 Experience!

 

CLICK HERE to watch the 2022 Houston Art Car Parade Special on ABC-13 KTRK!

2022 Houston Art Car Program

 

Check out last year's digital commemorative program, with photos of each Art Car!

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