Who’s turning a quarter of a century old?! Art Car Parade is!!

Kicking off the four day series of festivities is the Art Car Ball. On May 10th from 7-10pm, the Ball will be held at the quirky and absolutely unique museum Houstonians have loved for years: the Orange Show. Tickets are $25 if you get ’em early, $30 at the door. Art, music and creativity will surround you as guests are encouraged to dress in “Artrageous glistening art car freak fashion finery.” Your guess is as good as mine. But, bottom line, let your creativity go wild. Some mighty fine bands will take to the stage, including Folk Family Revival, Benjamin Wesley and Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow. Food and spirits will be lovingly provided by the Cordua Restaurants.

Friday, May 11th, from 6:30-10:30pm, pop on over to Discovery Green for a sneak peek at some of the amazing line-up of cars to be featured in the parade. The Houston Blues Society will be performing and Art Car: The Movie will be screened. Want another reason to go? It’s free!

The party really gets rollin’ on Saturday, May 12th, from 11am-3pm, art cars will be driving through Houston for your viewing and aaaaah-ing pleasure. Feel like rockin’ it VIP style? Art Car Parade has you covered. For $125 a ticket, you can get access to shaded seating, entertainment, a picnic and goodie bags (wouldn’t be a VIP event without them!) at the Heritage Society in Downtown, Houston. What will you see at the Art Car Parade? Pretty much anything on wheels. Unicycles, bicycles, cars, lawn mowers, go-carts, you name it. Art Car Parade is a family friendly event that runs along Allen Parkway. So, grab your fold up chair (and your sunscreen) and get set for a parade you’ll never forget!

Check out the winners during the Art Car Parade Brunch on Sunday, May 13th from 11am-2pm at the Orange Show. This event is open to all the Art Car participants and their families.

Connect with the folks behind the Art Car festivities on twitter at @OrangeShow, on Facebook and on the web here. Browse pics from last year’s Art Car Ball here.

All pictures courtesy of the Orange Show.

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