Ordinary vehicles are transformed into outlandish, eye-popping works of art.
Location: 1700 N Charles St
Sponsors: Crazy Ray's & GEICO
20th Annual Art Car Show
Ever wonder what a used car lot filled with art cars looked like? This year at Artscape we will be transforming a parking lot into just that—a showy, art car spectacle! The art cars return to Artscape with an impressive offering of cars appearing for the first time at the festival. Local cars mix it up with some old and new favorites in what’s expected to be a fitting celebration for the 20th anniversary of the car show.
Crazy Ray’s Art Car Lounge
Now in its fourth year, the Art Car Lounge features seating made from car parts donated in-kind by Crazy Ray’s. The Lounge will be open to the public during the entire festival weekend and has work from an array of artists who have contributed to the project over the years; the 2013 contributing artist is Tim Scofield. These works of functional art will be set-up just north of the intersection of Charles and Lanvale streets, the center of the art car exhibit.
Art Car Parade, presented by GEICO
The Art Car Parade presented by GEICO travels from the American Visionary Art Museum to Artscape. At 11am, the car parade enters Artscape at North Avenue and Mount Royal Avenue and begins traveling through the festival to Station North.
NEW: Bike with the parade!
Join the Baltimore Bike Party as they ride with the Art Car Parade.
Presented in partnership with:
Art Cart Derby Cars
NEW! Highlandtown community residents and the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District organize the Art Cart Derby and bring some of their gravity powered art carts to the show this year. Organizations involved include the Creative Alliance, Southeast CDC, The Loading Dock, The Martin Pollak Project and Banner Neighborhoods.