(TECHNICALLY REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR'S FEST. HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE A SMALL, STREET-LEGAL, PERMANENTLY ALTERED ARTCAR YOU CAN STILL APPLY AND WE'LL TRY TO FIT YOU IN.)
If you have an ArtCar, then you are invited to participate in ArtCar Fest 2016 (please read the eligibility requirements below.)
If you are NOT bringing a vehicle, but would like to volunteer to help us put on the event, please fill out this
VOLUNTEER FORM: bit.ly/1prGZaL
The ArtCar Fest is a festival for and about ArtCars. ArtCars are licensed, registered, and insured "street legal" vehicles that the artist has permanently altered in an artistic fashion. These are NOT parade floats, or "Mutant Vehicles" (though we sometimes have one or two MVs at some of our events)! The unique aspect of this novel medium is that we bring art into the world every day as we drive our vehicles to work, to the store, and on the highways. Part of the mission of this event is to present a coherent vision of ArtCars to the world.
Site-specific, temporary art installations, are cool but they are NOT ArtCars. Vehicles with temporary structures attached to them are NOT ArtCars. "Mutant Vehicles", arted bicycles and motorcycles are all great, but they are not the focus of the event. Our focus is "daily driver" ArtCars, vehicles that travel out in daily traffic on the streets and highways.
As in previous years, we try to maintain an inclusive policy for our event. We do have space, time, and financial restraints, however, so we do maintain the right to refuse or remove non-decorated, dangerous, or otherwise inappropriate vehicles or other property from our venues.
If you have artwork or a vehicle that you think would enhance our event, but it does not fit the above parameters, please feel free to send us a letter and reference material. We are always willing to discuss ways of improving our event, but ArtCar Fest is not a typical art exhibition. Its focus is ArtCars.
AS ALWAYS, ARTCAR FEST EVENTS ARE CENTERED AROUND YOU, THE ARTIST, AND THOSE SCULPTURES YOU DRIVE!
Questions? Please use our webform at:
Or contact Darrick Servis at: darrick [at] artcars [dot] org
Or you can send snailmail to:
ArtCar Fest c/o Emily Duffy
10341 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, California 94530