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Art 120’s Scenic Car Weekend drives ahead
Look out, America…Art Cars are crossing the nation, heading for Chattanooga and the 3rd annual Scenic City Art Car Weekend. “They’re coming from Minnesota, Florida, Texas, everywhere,” says Art 120’s Kate Warren. A giant lipstick car that’s a “tribute to kissing,” a car designed in tribute to the armed forces, and the returning “Women That Rock” car are just a few of the 20 expected.
Free events begin 7 p.m. Apr. 4 with the Art Car Ball at Miller Plaza, catered to adults and giving a sneak peek upcoming celebrations. Costumes, high-energy dance music and decorative cars will abound, along with food by Urban Stack, Community Pie and Taco Mamacita. (Proceeds from food and drink sales benefit Art 120).
On April 5, meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot across from the Creative Discovery Museum for the tailgate party, followed by the highly anticipated parade at 12:30 p.m. down Broad and Main Streets. Meet the artists, get an up-close look at the creations and vote for your favorite entry.
Parading cars will be decorated by national and local artists, including entries from East Ridge High School, LaFayette Middle School and LaFayette High School and the Chattanooga Christian School working with Calvin Donaldson Elementary, which will compete for the the $500 Golden Gnome Award for most popular and artistic car and the $400 Silver Spoke for the best human-powered masterpiece.
Art 120’s mission is to reach the 10,000 elementary-school students attending schools lacking art programs. Art120.org for more info.