Art Car Events 2003

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Last updated 18 November 2003

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January 2003

February 2003

Feb 8Sat Petersen Automotive Museum exhibit opens
Los Angeles, California, USA
Exhibit runs through May 26.
Feb 14Fri St. Jack's Day
Houston, Texas, USA
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March 2003

April 2003

Apr 3Thu Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler
Carlisle, Massachusetts, USA
Jan Burandt's slide show of 3-D stereoscopic photographs of art cars at the Houston Art Car Parade, set to toe-tapping Zydeco & Texan tunes. 3-D glasses provided.
Apr 4Fri Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, Texas, USA
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Apr 5Sat Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, Texas, USA
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Apr 6Sun Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, Texas, USA
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Apr 12Sat Austin's First Annual Art Car Parade
Austin, Texas, USA
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Port Moody Festival of the Arts
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
Michelle Barkay, mermaid@gypsymermaid.com
From Michelle: "The festival is a week long, but they [will] have a special ARTCAR day on Sat 12th April from 10 am - 3pm (arriving early to set up) [with] vending & display privileges for the artcar artists (of our own art bits, of course)."
Apr 25Fri New York International Automobile Show
New York City, New York, USA
Nine art cars displayed outside all day. Auto show tickets not required. Invitational.

May 2003

May 3Sat Art Tougeau
Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Charles Jones, cjones@sunflower.com
From Charles: "ART TOUGEAU - a wheeled art extravaganza -- will be held at noon on Saturday, May 3rd, 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. This is the eighth year for the annual mobile-art parade, and continues the tradition of being larger and weirder than the year before."
SNAFU Parade & Short North Gallery Hop
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ramona Moon, (614)885-7830
From newsletter: "Art cars set up around 4pm at Arts Impact Middle School, 400 W.4th Ave. Parade starts at 5pm."
May 8Thu Art Car Weekend
Houston, Texas, USA
See also: www.randyvision.com/artistsartcarball and www.houstonartcarklub.com.
May 9Fri Art Car Weekend
Houston, Texas, USA
See also: www.randyvision.com/artistsartcarball and www.houstonartcarklub.com.
May 10Sat Art Car Weekend
Houston, Texas, USA
See also: www.randyvision.com/artistsartcarball and www.houstonartcarklub.com.
Greensboro Founders Day
Greensboro, Maryland, USA
Barbara Mutolo, gtco@goeaston.net, (420)482-2200
From Barbara: "There will be a parade, free chicken dinners for those who enter with their art cars, I think that they are giving out prizes for best this and best that too."
UFO Fest Parade
McMinnville, Oregon, USA
Kathy@downtownmcminnville.com, (503)472-3605
Registration deadline: May 5. From Li'l Weeny Kween: "Alan and I will be hosting a camping potluck for car artists on Saturday evening. Contact albob@rocketvan.com or call 503-332-3357."
May 11Sun Art Car Weekend
Houston, Texas, USA
See also: www.randyvision.com/artistsartcarball and www.houstonartcarklub.com.
May 16Fri Art on Wheels exhibit begins
Buffalo-Niagara area, New York, USA
Runs through October. See also November 3.
May 23Fri Playa del Fuego (Spring)
Townsend, Delaware, USA
Art cars are welcome but must stay parked: Policy
May 24Sat Cathedral Village Arts Festival
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Gerri Ann Siwek, funomena@sk.sympatico.ca
From Gerri Ann: No art car parade this year, but "the Festival will display art cars at the Saturday Street Fair. Interested artists should use the 'Contact Us' form on the festival web site. Unfortunately, this is a 'come with your art car' one day event with no artist fees or travel funding."
Playa del Fuego (Spring)
Townsend, Delaware, USA
Art cars are welcome but must stay parked: Policy
500 Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Eight art cars created by Herron School of Art on display and in parade (broadcast live on ESPN). Newspaper article.
May 25Sun SoWeBo Arts Fest
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Richard Tryzno Ellsberry, ArtCars@MarylandArts.net, (410)377-4972
From Richard: "Budget: Zilch. Not just the Art Cars, nobody gets paid on this one. Expected crowd is approx 1000. Contact us in advance and we'll try to provide a room or other compensation, like lunch or beer the day of, possibly press or photos."
Playa del Fuego (Spring)
Townsend, Delaware, USA
Art cars are welcome but must stay parked: Policy
May 26Mon Petersen Automotive Museum exhibit closes
Los Angeles, California, USA
Exhibit starts February 8.
Cruisin' to Colby
Everett, Washington, USA
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Playa del Fuego (Spring)
Townsend, Delaware, USA
Art cars are welcome but must stay parked: Policy
May 31Sat Sacramento ArtCar Bizarre
Sacramento, California, USA
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Charles Village Parade
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Applications: Steven Rivelis
2819 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218-4312
(410) 243-7979 x11
Info & lodging assistance: Conrad Bladey, cbladey@bcpl.net
From Conrad: "Very well attended, at the end of the parade cars can park in the community festival. Prizes awarded. There is an artcar category. Voted Baltimore's best parade. A great time. We have had visiting cars from Houston and Delaware. Artcars have been in the parade for about 6 years now. You can sell stuff at the festival."

June 2003

Jun 7Sat Extremoganza Art Car Exhibition
Santa Ana, California, USA
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Jun 14Sat Gumboro Community Festival
Gumboro, Delaware, USA
Bill Stevenson, topcatwhimsy@yahoo.com, 302-238-7809
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Jun 20Fri Strawberry Days
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Linda Drake, ldrake7345@aol.com
Art car exhibit in conjunction with art gallery exhibit titled "Wheels".
Festival parade on June 21.
Gray Celebration Days
Gray, Maine, USA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED. The festival will still be held, but the art cars portion has been cancelled.
Jun 21Sat Seattle Art Car Blowout
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Strawberry Days
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Linda Drake, ldrake7345@aol.com
Art car exhibit in conjunction with art gallery exhibit titled "Wheels".
Festival parade on June 21.
Gray Celebration Days
Gray, Maine, USA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED. The festival will still be held, but the art cars portion has been cancelled.
Mermaid Parade
Coney Island (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Aquatic-themed art cars and other vehicles often participate. Examples
Jun 22Sun Seattle Art Car Blowout
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Strawberry Days
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
Linda Drake, ldrake7345@aol.com
Art car exhibit in conjunction with art gallery exhibit titled "Wheels".
Festival parade on June 21.
Jun 27Fri ComFest
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Scott Williams, scott_williams@ameritech.net, (614)262-4207
From newsletter: "Art cars now have our own site in center of Goodale Park... Leave your art car for the weekend; or bring supplies & create an art car."
Jun 28Sat "Drive She Said" Art Carz Ball & Parade
Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Jan Loe, rainbowhead@comcast.net, (973)744-1940
Tim McNally, Timcnally@mindspring.com
RESCHEDULED. Was originally June 21. Art cars, gallery space for car artists' other art, live music, group art car and mural, etc.
ComFest
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Scott Williams, scott_williams@ameritech.net, (614)262-4207
From newsletter: "Art cars now have our own site in center of Goodale Park... Leave your art car for the weekend; or bring supplies & create an art car."
Jun 29Sun ComFest
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Scott Williams, scott_williams@ameritech.net, (614)262-4207
From newsletter: "Art cars now have our own site in center of Goodale Park... Leave your art car for the weekend; or bring supplies & create an art car."

July 2003

Jul 2Wed Harrod Blank film preview
Buffalo, New York, USA
Harrod Blank premieres a rough cut of his next art car documentary film. 7pm, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre on Main St. in Theatre District. Patrick Keyes, 716-912-2108.
Jul 3Thu The Art Car Parade
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Jan Elftmann, elfdrum@visi.com
Symposium on Thursday. Parade on Friday.
Art Car Summit Parade
Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
Part of Breckenridge Independence Day parade. Event also includes gallery exhibit of car artists' other artwork.
Friendship Festival
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Buffalo, New York, USA
Art cars on display on Fort Erie side of festival, July 3-6, and in parade on Buffalo side, July 4. Tracy LeBlanc, tracy@friendshipfestival.com
Jul 4Fri The Art Car Parade
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Jan Elftmann, elfdrum@visi.com
Symposium on Thursday. Parade on Friday.
Art Car Summit Parade
Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
Part of Breckenridge Independence Day parade. Event also includes gallery exhibit of car artists' other artwork.
Doo Dah Parade
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ramona Moon, (614)885-7830
From newsletter: "Art cars gather around noon at Goodale Park and start their parading about 1pm."
Burnin'Bush Art Car Parade
Gerlach, Nevada, USA
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Friendship Festival
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Buffalo, New York, USA
Art cars on display on Fort Erie side of festival, July 3-6, and in parade on Buffalo side, July 4. Tracy LeBlanc, tracy@friendshipfestival.com
Jul 5Sat Friendship Festival
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Buffalo, New York, USA
Art cars on display on Fort Erie side of festival, July 3-6, and in parade on Buffalo side, July 4. Tracy LeBlanc, tracy@friendshipfestival.com
Jul 6Sun Friendship Festival
Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Buffalo, New York, USA
Art cars on display on Fort Erie side of festival, July 3-6, and in parade on Buffalo side, July 4. Tracy LeBlanc, tracy@friendshipfestival.com
Jul 10Thu Just For Laughs Festival starts
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Twelve art cars on display, with creators available for questions, 6-11pm weeknights and 2-11pm weekends. Ends July 20. Invitational.
Jul 18Fri AltWheels Transportation Festival
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Art cars portion produced by the Society of Artcars in New England.
Jul 19Sat AltWheels Transportation Festival
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Art cars portion produced by the Society of Artcars in New England.
Jul 20Sun Art on the Avenue
Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Just For Laughs Festival ends
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
See July 10.
Jul 23Wed Greenwood Seafair Parade
Seattle, Washington, USA
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Jul 25Fri Art CARavan Weekend (Artscape)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Part of the Artscape festival.
Jul 26Sat Art CARavan Weekend (Artscape)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Part of the Artscape festival.
Maud Lewis Folk Festival
Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Jul 27Sun Art CARavan Weekend (Artscape)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Part of the Artscape festival.

August 2003

Aug 1Fri Central Art Car Exhibit & Celebration
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Peter A. Lochren, pal_2000@hotmail.com, (402)344-8061
From Peter: "Seeking travelling art cars! Gas allowances and lodging available! Expect a great fun filled weekend!"
Aug 2Sat Central Art Car Exhibit & Celebration
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Peter A. Lochren, pal_2000@hotmail.com, (402)344-8061
From Peter: "Seeking travelling art cars! Gas allowances and lodging available! Expect a great fun filled weekend!"
Aug 8Fri Kentucky Art Car Weekend
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Aug 9Sat Kentucky Art Car Weekend
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Aug 15Fri Art Car Stampede
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Part of the Beaux Arts Festival.
Caroline Summerfest
Denton, Maryland, USA
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CelebrateErie
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Art cars contact: Mary Headley, mwhtex@aol.com, (936)894-3364
Gobsmacked!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Invitational?
Aug 16Sat Art Car Stampede
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Part of the Beaux Arts Festival.
Caroline Summerfest
Denton, Maryland, USA
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CelebrateErie
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Art cars contact: Mary Headley, mwhtex@aol.com, (936)894-3364
Gobsmacked!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Invitational?
Aug 17Sun CelebrateErie
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Art cars contact: Mary Headley, mwhtex@aol.com, (936)894-3364
Gobsmacked!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Invitational?
Aug 25Mon Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Aug 26Tue Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Aug 27Wed Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Aug 28Thu Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Aug 29Fri Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Americana Art Car Show
Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
Melissa Sanford, melissa@visitnacogdoches.org, (888)OLDEST-TOWN
Part of the Red River Radio Americana Festival.
Aug 30Sat Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Americana Art Car Show
Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
Melissa Sanford, melissa@visitnacogdoches.org, (888)OLDEST-TOWN
Part of the Red River Radio Americana Festival.
Aug 31Sun Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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September 2003

Sep 1Mon Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada, USA
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Sep 5Fri Hot Times Festival
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Scott Williams, scott_williams@ameritech.net, (614)262-4207
From newsletter: "This is our main Columbus Art Car Group show of the season... A fine collection of out-of-state art cars is expected."
Sep 6Sat Hot Times Festival
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Scott Williams, scott_williams@ameritech.net, (614)262-4207
From newsletter: "This is our main Columbus Art Car Group show of the season... A fine collection of out-of-state art cars is expected."
Sep 7Sun Hot Times Festival
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Scott Williams, scott_williams@ameritech.net, (614)262-4207
From newsletter: "This is our main Columbus Art Car Group show of the season... A fine collection of out-of-state art cars is expected."
Sep 14Sun Downtown With the Arts
Newark, Delaware, USA
Dragonfly Leathrum, dragonflyl@hotmail.com, (302)266-0664
From Dragonfly: "Since this is also Community Day there should be a lot [of] people, but we won't parade because of street closures. ... Kinda first come first serve on travel stipends." Arrive Main St. 9am, stay until 5pm. Rain date: Sept 21.
Solano Avenue Stroll
Berkeley, California, USA
Art cars contact: Philo Northrup, philo@artcarfest.com
Sep 19Fri Funky ARTCAR Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Sep 20Sat Funky ARTCAR Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Art in the City
Newark, Ohio, USA
Ramona Moon, (614)885-7830
Art cars participate in "Art on Second" section. From newsletter: "Set up in front of The Works ... just off courthouse square on South 2nd."
Sep 21Sun Funky ARTCAR Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Sep 25Thu ArtCar Fest
San Jose and Berkeley, California, USA
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Sep 26Fri ArtCar Fest
San Jose and Berkeley, California, USA
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Route 66 Mother Road Festival
Springfield, Illinois, USA
For art car registration form: 1-866-783-6645. "Only 10 art cars will be accepted."
Sep 27Sat ArtCar Fest
San Jose and Berkeley, California, USA
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Route 66 Mother Road Festival
Springfield, Illinois, USA
For art car registration form: 1-866-783-6645. "Only 10 art cars will be accepted."
Sep 28Sun ArtCar Fest
San Jose and Berkeley, California, USA
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Route 66 Mother Road Festival
Springfield, Illinois, USA
For art car registration form: 1-866-783-6645. "Only 10 art cars will be accepted."

October 2003

Oct 4Sat Inglewood Celebrates the Arts Market Street Festival
Inglewood, California, USA
Art cars contact: Philo Northrup, philo@artcarfest.com
Oct 5Sun Roslindale Day Parade
Roslindale, Massachusetts, USA
Art cars contact: Karl Haakonsen, cityhawk@pobox.com, (617)469-2692
Oct 10Fri Autumnfest
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Gary Coover, gcoover@swbell.net
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Playa del Fuego (Autumn)
Townsend, Delaware, USA
Art cars are welcome but must stay parked: Policy
Wheel-O-Rama begins
Buffalo, New York, USA
Ends October 19. Invitational. Part of Art on Wheels.
Oct 11Sat Autumnfest
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Gary Coover, gcoover@swbell.net
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Playa del Fuego (Autumn)
Townsend, Delaware, USA
Art cars are welcome but must stay parked: Policy
Oct 12Sun Autumnfest
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Gary Coover, gcoover@swbell.net
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Village Art Car Show
Houston, Texas, USA
Produced by Houston Art Car Klub
Playa del Fuego (Autumn)
Townsend, Delaware, USA
Art cars are welcome but must stay parked: Policy
Oct 19Sun Art on Wheels exhibit ends
Buffalo-Niagara area, New York, USA
DATE UNCERTAIN
Started May 16. See also October 10 and October 21.
Wheel-O-Rama ends
Buffalo, New York, USA
Started October 10.
Oct 21Tue Art on Wheels auction
Buffalo, New York, USA
RESCHEDULED. Was November 3. Live auction of art cars. There may also be "early bird online opportunities" in October. See May 16.
Oct 24Fri Fort Worth Fall Music Festival & Art Fair
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
Oct 25Sat Fort Worth Fall Music Festival & Art Fair
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
Bernalillo Arts Trail Parade
Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA
Julianna Kirwin: julianna@swcp.com, (505)771-0590
Oct 26Sun Fort Worth Fall Music Festival & Art Fair
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
CANCELLED
CANCELLED

November 2003

Nov 1Sat World Art Car Day celebration
Houston, Texas, USA
RESCHEDULED. Was November 8.
Nov 2Sun World Art Car Day celebration
Houston, Texas, USA
RESCHEDULED. Was November 8.
Nov 8Sat World Art Car Day celebration
Linthicum, Maryland, USA
Conrad Bladey: cbladey@bcpl.net
Nov 21Fri Alpine's Gallery Night
Alpine, Texas, USA
Keri Artzt: kiowa@overland.net, (432)837-3067
Nov 22Sat Alpine's Gallery Night
Alpine, Texas, USA
Keri Artzt: kiowa@overland.net, (432)837-3067

December 2003

Dec 6Sat Petal and Lucedale Christmas Parades
Petal and Lucedale, Mississippi, USA
Petal 10am, Lucedale 4pm. Barbara Mauldin: docbarbara@yahoo.com
Dec 31Wed First Night Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, USA
VIVA! (Visually Interesting Vehicles Alliance) art car exhibit. Marilyn Dreampeace: dreampeace@aol.com