Art Car Weekend Is Driving Into Houston This Weekend

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Art Car Weekend Is Driving Into Houston This Weekend

Houston sadly won’t see an Art Car Parade this weekend, but it will have an interactive experience.

It’s been nearly two years since Houston has got to celebrate the eclectic, nifty, and rather raucous festivities of Art Car Weekend. While organizers are leaving the Art Car Parade, Ball, and Award Ceremony in the garage due to COVID-19 restrictions, organizers are fueling up for a 2021 Houston Art Car Experience sure to take H-town for a ride between May 14 and May 16. [Featured image via Shutterstock]

The Art Car Experience will be run by The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art – the same organization behind the eponymous Orange Show an eclectic monument honoring the self-same fruit, as well as Houston’s Beer Can House, a domicile constructed with over 50,000 beer cans.

This year, the beloved and zany organization is hosting the 2021 Houston Art Car Experience. Here, visitors can still get fast and curious with a shop-full of eclectic and entertaining events. Such includes an exhibition of 80 art cars, interactive walking tours, and children’s craft activities. Live music, wild costumes, and food & drinks will also be available at the night events on May 14 and 15.

“Featuring 80 mobile masterpieces, an interactive walking tour and audio guide, special performances, children’s craft activities, artist discussions, and more, ” the organization writes on its website. “The Houston Art Car Experience tells the story of the Art Car phenomenon, showcasing classic works from the past three decades along with never-before-seen artistic wonders that will amaze and inspire.”


Day tickets to the event are now on sale priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children aged 12 years and under.

Night tickets, which give visitors access to the tuned up festivities – drinks, food, music, performance and digital art, costumed exhibitionism, and an Illuminated Art Car Walk from 7 pm and 11 pm – cost $40 per person.

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