We travel for Art…usually fairs like Basel and Frieze but this was one “wacky” Art extravaganza. The 29th annual Houston Art Car Parade is a party for every age group. Unlike our time at Burning Man in the deserts of Nevada, this was daytime tame with groovy hippies showing off their creativity with electric cars they’ve been working on all year to wow the crowd.
And it was a big wow watching these cars wind their way through downtown Houston en route to the finish line. Texans do everything Big. It seemed like everyone in Houston was out to support this event which promotes and documents visionary art environments, provides opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision and creates a community where that expression is valued. Kudos to Marilyn Oshman, the founder of this endeavor, and to her big heart and generosity for giving us a private tour of her personal Art collection. A big shout out to our hosts Tracy and Glen Larner for introducing me to my first visit to Houston in grand style. Everyone knows that eating BBQ anywhere in the world other than Texas is a big let down but now I know that eating BBQ anywhere but the Larners annual Art Car Party is never going to measure up.
We’ll be back as “hosts” next year for the 30th judging the winners and maybe even driving in the Milch’s Art Car from Burning Man. Pretty as a Peacock eating good Pops!