23 Years and Stronger Than Ever – The Houston Art Car Parade is Here!!!

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Since 1988 the playful creativity Houstonians are known for, has continued to build the largest Art Car Parade in the world. The first ever parade started with “The Fruitmobile” a ’67 Ford station wagon and 40 other cars that paraded in front of about 2,000 of the coolest Houstonians. (You’d think I’d be able to find a great generic photo from that era to insert here – but the search mainly yielded people born in ’88, dressing as if they lived it – le sigh.).

Flash forward to 2011. The backbone of the Art Car Parade, The Orange Show is kicking off a 3 day weekend – festivities will include:

Friday: The Art Car Ball at The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Featuring a preview of the cars; frood from taco trucks battling for your taste buds & live music. Click here for tickets. 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday: Preview some of the cars up close and personal before the parade. Art Car: The Movie a documentary, will be shown and Housotn fav., DJ Ceeplus will be spinning. At Discovery Green 5 p.m.

Sunday!: Ride your bike; bring a blanket; beverages and the kids and show up early. If you get there, say, around 10 a.m. you’ll get to walk amongst the cars, mingle with the artists and take up-close photos. Parade starts at 1 p.m.

Share your photos with us here!

And for nostalgic’s sake, here are some other things that happened in 1988 (“suhweet”)!:


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