Vroom Vroom

Here's What We Loved about Art Car This Year

It's wasn't the parade we're used to, but the three-day festival-like experience was a ride.

05/17/2021 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Wendlandt and Emma Schkloven

the tradition drives on

Our 10 Favorite Cars at Art Car This Year

Instead of the usual parade, the Art Car By Day Experience is showcasing the craziest motor masterpieces around.

05/14/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Start your engines

UPDATED: Houston’s Art Car Is Revving Up for In-Person May Events

There's no air in the parade's tires this year, but you’ll still be able to get your fix of mobile masterpieces.

03/24/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Vroom Vroom

Mobile Masterpieces from Art Car Parades That Still Blow Our Minds

Take a drive down memory lane as we look back at some epic pieces of automotive art.

04/18/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Artists, Start Your Engines

Art Car Parade Takes to the Virtual Streets this Weekend

The 33rd year of the beloved Houston festival has risen from the asphalt ashes, finding open land online and on TV.

04/17/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Newcomer's Guide

H-Town for Families: A Bucket List

25 must-dos everyone, big or small, young or old, will love.

10/01/2019 By Jeff Balke

Best of the Fest

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 12–14

From outsider art to fine art to barbecue art, there's a festival for you this weekend.

04/11/2019 By Morgan Kinney

HBD to DG

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 13–15

On tap: Art cars roll into town, pop-tastic jazz, and a Discovery Green coming-of-age celebration.

04/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Add to Calendar

52 Weekends of Family Fun

Your year with the youngsters, planned.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tour Time

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Oct. 6–8

Two weird tours, two musical diversions, one (of many) art fairs.

10/05/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Art Parade

Houston's 29th Art Car Parade Rules Downtown Streets

A look at this weekend's crazy and cool wheels.

04/12/2016 By Zain Mohammed

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 8–10

The annual Art Car Parade rolls through downtown, the Symphony plays Boléro, Moores Opera Center's Anna Karenina, comedian Ron White and singer Tori Kelly at Retention Music Center.

04/06/2016 By Nick Esquer

I'm In Love with My Car

The Reagan High Art Car Rides Again

This year's Queen-themed Art Car is the result of a dozen students' hard work—and the vision of one ardent art teacher.

04/05/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Parades

More Than 200 Art Cars Are Headed to Houston This Weekend

The annual Art Car Parade enters its 29th year along a refreshed downtown route.

04/04/2016 By Leah Rose

Slideshow

Art Car Ball

Houston's visionaries got together for a big, Orange party.

04/21/2015

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 10–12

Featuring the Art Car Parade, Garrison Keillor, and an exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts

04/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

festival

Art Car Weekend Kicks Off Friday with the Art Car Ball

Don your wildest costume and head downtown to join in one of the city's most popular parties.

04/06/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 9–11

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

05/07/2014 By Michael Hardy