Celebrate all things Art Car May 14 – 16. By Day or By Night!

Houston Art Car Experience


Friday, May 14 – Sunday, May 16 | The Orange Show World Headquarters

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We love Art Cars. We love to watch them drive by, we love to drive them ourselves, and we love to drink them (in IPA form).

Each year, The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art’s celebration of Art Cars is one of our favorite Houston events to sponsor. This year, it’s an Experience.

The Houston Art Car Experience is a way for The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art to continue the annual Art Car tradition, but in a non-traditional format. It will give you an opportunity to be inspired by 80 of the mind-boggling chrome creatures, hand-painted hoopties, whimsical whips, and one-of-a-kind mobile masterpieces that are hand crafted by anyone with a set of wheels and some truly massive creativity. It’s a uniquely Houston event.

You can experience the Houston Art Car Experience By Day or By Night, and of course Saint Arnold beer (including Art Car IPA!) will be available all weekend.


By Day

From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on May 14, 15, and 16, you can traverse The Orange Show’s five-acre campus on foot through a maze of 80 Art Cars – some classics, some never-before-seen – and learn more about each of them through the digital audio/visual tour accessible from your smartphone.

Kids and families are welcome! Enjoy children’s crafts, food, drinks, and more.


By Night

As the sun sets on Friday and Saturday night, you can immerse yourself in the colors and sounds of all things Art Car. The evenings will feature musical performances from some of Texas’ best acts, an illuminated Art Car Walk, digital art installations, wild costumes, food, drinks, and much more. It’s everything you’ve been missing about Art Car Weekend wrapped up in an incredible outdoor fiesta.

Saturday night is sold out, but tickets are still available for Friday evening, with Tomar & the FCs and Bayou City Funk providing the live music.