Living Arts of Tulsa presents the 10th Annual Tulsa ArtCar Weekend, May 15-18, 2014
For those unfamiliar, ArtCars typically involve transforming any type of vehicle, motorcycle, scooter or bicycle into a personalized creation of art. The degree of transformation is a personal choice made up from the imagination, skills and resources of the ArtCar artist. Some artists alter their creation with materials of a temporary nature. Others treat their ArtCar as a canvas and visually alter their creation with paint or change the original structure of the car body to create a moving sculpture. Anyone can be an ArtCar artist, including welders or mechanics. Cutting torch or krazy glue, there are no rules to how you make an ArtCar. Many artists have committed to participate, with ArtCars coming from many parts of the United States to join Tulsa area ArtCar and ArtBike artists.
Tulsa ArtCar Incentive Project
Living Arts has $500 to give away to 5 Tulsa-based ArtCar builders who would like to build 5 new ArtCars for for this year’s ArtCar Weekend Event. Click here and fill out an application, then attach a drawing and you might be chosen to build a fabulous ArtCar this year! Many thanks to Raymond and Bessie Kravis for their support of Tulsa ArtCar Weekend.
ArtCar Weekend will kick off with an opening reception on Thursday, May 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady. Everyone is invited to meet the artists as they roll into town and view the gallery exhibits, “Occupied,” by Narciso Arguelles and Contemparary Tulsa Latino Art Exhibit.
On Friday, May 16, 8:30am–9:30am, the ArtCars met at Pancho Anaya Bakery will meet in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood before leaving on a tour at 9:30am of local schools, Saint Francis Children’s Hospital and the Eugene Field and Fairmont Terrace neighborhoods. This is an educational opportunity for children, teachers and communities to view the vehicles and discuss them with the artists. Then it will be movie time at the Admiral Twin Drive-in, where the ArtCars will take in a flick and hang out at this newly-renovated Tulsa landmark, arriving early at 7:30pm.
On Saturday, May 17, at 8:30am, the ArtCars will be on display at Coffee House on Cherry Street as part of the Cherry Street Farmer’s Market. Then, 9:30am-11am, the ArtCars will travel to a series of prescheduled stops in the midtown and Brookside areas, passing through Utica Square and points beyond. Following the convoy, from approximately 11am-6pm, the ArtCars will be at the Blue Dome Arts Festival. In addition, Art Box Cars created by Tulsa area students will parade through the Festival beginning at 3:30pm, followed by an awards ceremony at the Blue Dome Arts Festival Main Stage.
For more information about the weekend’s events contact Living Arts of Tulsa at 918.585.1234
Tulsa ArtCar Weekend fulfills our mission by helping present contemporary art to youth and adults and giving an underserved area of our community more confidence in self-expression. For more information on how to get involved, contact Artistic Director, Steve Liggett at email@example.com or Chairperson, Charlie Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks go out to the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and many individuals in the Tulsa area.