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2014 Art Car Entry

Now in its 27th year, the Houston Art Car Parade - scheduled for Saturday May 10, 2014 - is the oldest and largest celebration of Art Cars in the world, drawing over 300,000 spectators out on parade day to witness the magic and ingenuity of these rolling works of art and the artists behind them.

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or an art car virgin, we welcome you to register your masterpiece into this year's parade -- set to be our largest and most outrageous to date.

Registering your entry is easy, simply visit

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Thursday March 20, 2014

1. Fill out the application. We have 12 different categories for entries which include:
Art Car - augmented four or more wheeled vehicle
Painted Car - painted or airbrushed vehicle
Contraption - chariots / wheeled sculptures / lawnmowers / wagons
Cycle - decorated uni/bi/tri-cycle motorized or not, including scooters
Lowrider - painted / hydraulics / chopped
Music - ensemble performing on decorated vehicle / marching band
Skater - decorated group or individual on skates
Youth Group - decorated by four or more individuals under the age of 18
Performance - displays a performance element
Political Statement - political overtones, overt or other
Non-profit organization
Corporate entry
2. Upload a photo or rendering of your entry.

3. Upon completion of the application you will be directed to our "Shopify" page where you will be prompted to pay the $35 entry fee which includes a Houston Art Car Parade T-Shirt.

4. That's it! We will be having our Houston Art Car Parade Kickoff and Artist Packet Pickup Party on Thursday, April 10th at Cottonwood Houston located at 3422 N. Shepherd Dr. Come out and celebrate 27 years of the drive to create!

If you have any questions, contact Jewelz Cody at or 713-926-6368
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