Art Car Parade Retro 1986

Posted on April 25, 2012

An exhibition of photography by George Hixson

Exhibition: May 1-31, 2012
Artist Reception: May 4, 2012
Music by The Footnotes

Rewind to 1986 with wildly creative art cars and the crazy antics of the Urban Animals roller skating gang. Relive the “New Music Parade,” the inspiration for Houston’s first art car parade, through the lens of George Hixson at Art Car Parade Retro 1986.

Hixson has been capturing the quirky and cool moments of Houston’s most-loved parade on wheels for the past 25 years. Today, the parade attracts 250+ entries from 23 states along with Canada and Mexico and draws a crowd of nearly 250,000.

At the artist reception, get an up-close look at art cars including the iconic Fruitmobile and rock out to The Footnotes, the first band to play the Art Car Ball.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from art sales will benefit The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.

Photography Exhibit: May 1- May 31, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:30-8PM

MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
1001 Austin Street
Houston, Texas 77010

M-W: 7AM-10PM

Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.