Art Car Weekend Will Be April 26-29

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Art Car weekend returns to Chattanooga April 26-29. This year organizers have a goal to reach over 3,000 children in seven schools, plus provide a free public art event for everyone on April 28.

Here is the Art Car Weekend schedule: 

April 26 - Welcome Dinner 6-10 p.m. 

April 27 - Breakfast/ArtCarAVan 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

April 27 - Dinner and Illuminated Cruise 6-10 p.m. 

April 28 - Tailgate Party and Art Car Cruise-in on Station Street 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

April 28 - Art Car Fashion Ball 6:30-10 p.m. 

April 29 - Art Car Breakfast & Sendoff 10 a.m.

The public can help reach the goal to bring professional artists in from around the country for the Scenic City Art Car Weekend by donating here. Every tax deductible contribution of $5 brings one child closer to receiving the interactive, in-school experience. 

Every $5 raised equals one vote for a school of choice. Schools with the most votes will be announced at the end of the fund drive on April 17. Donations are tax deductible and perks include shirts, totes and art car rides. 

Art cars are for everyone and weekly meetups will be held to share information, tips and tricks that will help transform a vehicle into a work of art - even if it's only for one day. Click here to meetup.

For local art car registration click here.  For out of town registration click here. For school registration click here


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