Surrounding the 25th Anniversary of the Houston Art Car Parade, the oldest and longest parade of its kind in the world, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is thrilled to announce a fantastic weekend of events May 10-13, 2012. What started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals 25 years ago has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston all year, drawing an estimated crowd of over 300,000 on parade day.
KIAH-TV and Newsfix is proud to be an official media sponsor of the Houston Art Car Parade and is providing full coverage of the event on-air and online.
Every night this week at 5:00pm and 9:00pm (CT), NewsFix on CW39 will feature some of Houston’s most memorable artists and the stories behind their car entries. Additionally, NewsFix will feature nightly live and continuing coverage of key activities during Art Car weekend, including The Legendary Art Car Ball on Thursday, May 10th.
The 25th Annual Houston Art Car Parade can be seen this Saturday at 1:00pm (CT) via free live stream at www.39online.com/artcar hosted by Steve Simon and Maggie Flecknoe. On Sunday, May 20th at 6:00pm, KIAH-TV will present an hour-long special broadcast of the parade, featuring inspiring stories of select artists. Fans of NewsFix will also be treated to an up-close look at its own art car entry, “The NewsFix Beast”.
A full schedule of the Houston Art Car Parade activities can be seen at www.TheHoustonArtCarParade.com
Now in its 30th year, The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Houston, TX with a mission to preserve, promote and document visionary art environments, provide opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision and create a community where that expression is valued. The Orange Show owns and operates The Orange Show monument, The Beer Can House and Smither Park, as well as produces the Houston Art Car Parade - the world’s oldest and largest event of its kind. For more information, visit them online at www.orangeshow.org. Funding is provided in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment, The Cullen Foundation, Wortham Foundation, Silver Eagle Distributors, Ann and James Harithas and Marilyn Oshman as well as private contributions, in-kind support, and volunteer assistance. The Orange Show is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition.
(This post was taken from a KIAH 39 release sent to me)