04-30-2012 | News
We love connecting the dots to design parties that hook up our clients (Phoenicia YUM) with the coolest of the cool and funky fun in Houston! Think wildly creative art cars, the crazy antics of the Urban Animals roller skating gang and join us as we flash back to 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 and has watched it grow to 250+ entries from 23 states (plus Canada and Mexico!) and 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.
What: Art Car Parade Retro 1986, By George Hixson
Where: MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown, 1001 Austin Street, 77010
Photography Exhibit: May 1-31
Artist Reception: May 4
Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.