may 14-16, 2021

THREE DAYS. tWO NIGHTS.

EIGHTY ART CARS.

UNIQUELY HOUSTON.

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LIVE MUSIC from

May 14: Tomar & the fcs · bayou city funk

May 15: The Suffers · los skarnales

iLLUMINATED ART CARs

WILD COSTUMES

FOOD & DRINKS

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may 14, 15 & 16

80 incredible art cars

interactive walking tours

children's craft activities

May 14 & 15

LOCATION

The Orange Show World Headquarters

 

2334 Gulf Terminal Drive

Houston, TX 77023

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On-site and nearby parking available for $5 per car

Ride-share dropoff location:

2401 Munger St. [map]

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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 our digital audio/visual tour accessible from your smartphone.

Kids and families welcome! Enjoy children's crafts, food & drinks, and more! 

TICKETS

$10 for adults

$5 for children 12 & under

Tickets are sold by the hour from 10am-4pm.

Your ticket allows you access to the event for your specified ticket time.

Due to social distancing requirements, we encourage all patrons to limit their time at the experience to 60-90 minutes.

MAY 14, 15, 16

10am-5pm

MAY 14 & 15

7pm-11pm

As the sun sets, join us for The Houston Art Car Experience By Night and immersive yourself in the colors and sounds of all things ART CAR! Musical performances from some of Texas' best acts, an illuminated Art Car Walk, digital art installations, wild costumes, food, drinks and so much more. It's everything you've been missing about Art Car Weekend wrapped up in an incredible outdoor fiesta. 

LIVE MUSIC LINEUP

 

May 14

tomar & the fcs

bayou city funk
 

may 15

The suffers

Los Skarnales

TICKETS

$40 for General Admission

$1,000 for Reserved VIP Table for Four

Reserved VIP Tables for Four include access for four to The Houston Art Car Experience By Night, complimentary food and drinks, reserved VIP parking, and private restrooms

For our complete list of Frequently Asked Questions, CLICK HERE

Interested in being a volunteer? CLICK HERE

 

WHY THE HOUSTON ART CAR EXPERIENCE?

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art has been the producer of the world-famous Houston Art Car Parade for the past 34 years, growing it into one of the city's most beloved annual events.

Due to COVID-19 and restrictions placed on major public gatherings throughout the city, The Houston Art Car Parade has not graced the streets of Downtown Houston since 2019. And it's been a bummer.

Art Cars may not be unique to Houston, but Houston is the first city to publicly celebrate this form of art. Art Cars love Houstonians, and Houstonians love them right back. 

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 -- and also give you an opportunity to learn more and 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.

We hope that when you visit The Houston Art Car Experience - whether during the day or at night - you leave feeling a little more inspired to create your own work of art. After all, the mission of The Orange Show is to "celebrate the artist in everyone."

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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THE ORANGE SHOW CENTER

FOR VISIONARY ART

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art preserves, promotes, and documents visionary art environments, provides opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision, and creates a community where that expression is valued.

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is the steward of three of Houston's most unique and iconic art environments - The Orange Show, The Beer Can House, and Smither Park. Click on the icons below to learn more!

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