CELEBRATING 32 YEARS OF THE DRIVE TO CREATE!
Join the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 in Downtown Houston for the 32nd Annual Houston Art Car Parade! 250 mobile masterpieces from across the country will converge on Houston for an exciting day of art, music, whimsy, and fun.
At 11AM the Starting Line Party (Location TBA) opens up to the public, and the whole family is invited to grab their spot along the parade route and get into the art car spirit!
At 2PM, the parade will roll through Downtown Houston (exact route TBA early Spring 2019)
Information and FAQs about Houston Art Car Parade Weekend can be found at www.thehoustonartcarparade.com.
Keep checking back for updates!
Complete listing of 2019 Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Festivities - MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
Sneak Peek at Discovery Green and Avenida Houston
6 - 10 PM
The Sneak Peek at Discovery Green and Avenida Houston is a free, family-friendly opportunity to preview the art cars participating in the Houston Art Car Parade while enjoying live music, food, drinks, and all the fun that Discovery Green Park and Avenida Houston offer! Over 100 of the entries will be lining the beautiful Avenida De Las Americas in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center for an evening block party. Complete schedule of performances TBA in early Spring 2019.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
The Legendary Art Car Ball 2019
The wildest party of the year! Complete lineup TBA in early Spring, but get your tickets at www.artcarball.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019
The Starting Line Party at The Houston Art Car Parade
11am – Location TBA
Head out early for the Starting Line Party! It's a perfect place to bring the whole family to meet the artists, dance to some great tunes, and grab a prime spot for the parade. Beverages, food trucks, and more. For more information visit www.thehoustonartcarparade.com.
VIPit Experience at the 32nd Annual Houston Art Car Parade
12pm – Hermann Square at City Hall – 900 Smith St – Tickets starting at $150
The ULTIMATE place to catch all the action at the Houston Art Car Parade, the VIPit Experience is the perfect place to bring family and friends to enjoy an amazing day celebrating 30 years of the drive to create! The beautiful grounds of Hermann Square at City Hall are transformed into Art Car paradise where bleacher suites provide an excellent spot to enjoy one of Houston’s most beloved annual events while sipping on complementary adult beverages and indulging in gourmet fare from over a dozen of Houston’s favorite restaurants.
Tickets: $150 per person, $1750 for suite of 10, or $4500 for suite of 25. For more information visit www.artcarvipit.com.
The 32nd Annual Houston Art Car Parade
2pm – Downtown Houston - FREE
The oldest and largest gathering of its kind in the world is right here in Houston, Texas! 250+ mobile masterpieces will roll through the streets of Downtown Houston in front of hundreds of thousands of adoring fans for the 32nd year in a row! Get there early to claim your spot - you don't want to miss a second! A complete list of FAQs for attendees is available online at www.thehoustonartcarparade.com, and more details will be announced in early Spring 2019.
SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
The Houston Art Car Parade Awards Ceremony
12pm – Smither Park, 2441 Munger St. – FREE
Each year, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art gives out over $15,000 in prize money to artists in various categories, using criteria such as overall theme, craftsmanship, design, originality and transformation. The public is invited out to beautiful Smither Park for one final opportunity to mingle with the artists, take pictures with their art cars, and to see all of the prizes awarded. For more information visit www.thehoustonartcarparade.com.
2019 Houston Art Car Parade artwork by Chris Lockwood