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Celebrating 36 years of the Drive to Create!

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Find out about all the details for this year's festival, including event locations, FAQs, and more

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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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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

Click on each event below for more information 

Friday March 24, 2023

Thursday  April 6, 2023

Saturday  April 8, 2023

Easter Orange Art Car Hunt

Thursday  April 13, 2023

Friday  April 14, 2023

Saturday  April 15, 2023

2PM! The Orange Show's 36th Annual

Houston Art Car Parade

Sunday  April 16, 2023

Friday, April 14 | 6-11pm

The Orange Show World HQ

The wildest & most artistic party of the year is back!

Saturday, April 15 | 12-4pm

Hermann Square at Houston City Hall

The ULTIMATE viewing party for the parade!


Saturday, April 15 | 11am-4pm

Sam Houston Park

Don't worry about finding your spot along the route! Enjoy reserved, shaded Grandstand Seating at Sam Houston Park!



The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is proud to announce that starting in 2023, we will honor three individuals who have made a lasting positive impact on Houston's creative communities - an artist, an educator, and a patron


Sharon Kopriva is a celebrated Houston sculptor and painter whose work has been shown at museums and galleries around the world, and who continues to be one of Texas' most important contemporary artists

Houston Independent School District's Northside High School Art Teacher Anna Bass has been engaging her students to create monumental, award-winning art cars for 10 years

The Mafrige Family are business and community leaders whose long-time support of the Orange Show and and many other charities across Texas has helped to shape the state's cultural, economic, educational, and creative landscape


Click the map below to download a larger version


The Orange Show's 36th Annual Houston Art Car Parade rolls 2pm on Saturday, April 15th


Volunteer with us!

As one of Houston's largest annual events, it takes a small army of dedicated volunteers to help make the magic happen! Being a volunteer during Houston Art Car Festival & Parade puts you in the middle of the action. There are a variety of ways you can volunteers with us - sign up now for an unforgettable experience!

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Heights House Hotel, the official Hotel Partner of the 36th Annual Houston Art Car Festival & Parade, is the perfect spot to rest & relax before and after all fun. Located in Houston's hip, bustling Heights neighborhood, it's steps from some of the cities best restaurants and bars, and a quick five-minute drive to the parade route downtown. 



Art Car /ärt kär/


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!