Art cars in captivity! The Art Car Museum, a.k.a. the “Garage Mahal” opened in February, 1998, as a place to celebrate art cars and the artists who create them, as well as other artists who often go unrecognized by other museums and galleries.
You’ve probably heard of the Art Car Parade sponsored by the Orange Show. The cars on display here are just a tiny sample of the art cars featured in the parade, but it is worth a visit. In addition to art cars, there are always exhibits of other art here, including photographs, sculptures, painting and multimedia exhibits. The exhibits change from time to time, and you will want to schedule a trip to the Art Car Museum just to see the building!
The 2010 Art Car Parade will be Saturday, May 8th. For more information about the parade and the events surrounding it, see the Orange Show website.
For more on art cars, also see the Houston Art Car Klub (HACK).
Art Car Museum
140 Heights Blvd., Houston, Texas
Open Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
No admission charge. Donations accepted.
From Memorial Drive, go north on Heights Blvd. The Museum will be on your right, near the railroad tracks.