This past weekend Houston has held it’s 28th Annual Art Car Parade. The event brought car artists from all over the country, making this the biggest parade of the kind in the whole world with almost 300 art cars participating this year.
The parade kicked off downtown Houston, and continued on to the Allen Parkway. Lots and lots of spectators gathered along the road to watch one of the most vibrant shows of the city. Those who have been attending this parade for years kept saying that this was the biggest turnout they have ever seen. Everyone came down with their own chairs or blankets, snacks and coolers full of drinks, and enjoyed their time to the DJ beat of one of popular local radio stations jamming live right at the event.
The parade was visited by Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker, as well as the host of the popular TV show NewsFix Grego.
The creativity of the artists whose work was presented at the show knew no boundaries. One could see cars of all kinds of shapes, colors, finishing techniques, as well as musical or dancing accompaniment.
This has definitely been one of the most vivid events I got to experience during the entire time of residing in Houston. For all those who didn’t get a chance to attend, I would strongly recommend to mark the calendars next year!
Full photo coverage is coming soon
Photos and article by Veronica Zubrilina (International Institute of Administration, Class of 2011)