Art 120’s Art-Car-A-Van takes to the streets again
On Friday, May 8, certain Scenic City vehicles will get a makeover as Art 120 begins a weekend-long celebration of kinetic art. The Art-Car-A-Van event revs up, giving local artists and students the chance to create and submit their very own moving masterpieces.
What exactly is kinetic art? This functional form basically consists of turning everyday vehicles into moveable sculptures. Contestants can decorate anything from cars to mountain bikes to pick-up trucks—or even invent completely new contraptions. But it’s not only the outside that the artists are encouraged to develop. Art cars can also promote environmental health by running on greener resources like solar, electric, or good old-fashioned human locomotion.
The celebration will end with the annual tailgate party and parade on Saturday, May 9, starting from the Majestic 12 parking lot at 9 a.m. (across from the Creative Discovery Museum) and proceeding happily to Main Street. Meet the artists, see the vehicles, and vote on your favorite school entries. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners.
The event is free and open to all artists, educators, nonprofit organizations, and schools, as Art 120 aims to raise awareness of art and its positive effect on the community.
For more info, visit art120.org