Chattanooga Start Your Art Cars!


After a year of planning and art car summer programs, the time has come to share this amazing art form with the city. The call is out across the country for people to participate in this region's very first art car event.

After a year of planning and art car summer programs, the time has come to share this amazing art form with the city. The call is out across the country for people to participate in this region's very first art car event.

Coordinated to occur the same weekend as the 4Bridges Arts Festival, the Scenic City Art Car Weekend will be part of the opening events during the HATCH 10 day celebration of art. The festivities begin April 14th with a lineup and tailgate party over by The Chattanooga Choo-Choo at 9am and will complete with a parade down Main Street

around 11:45 am. This event is free and open to the public.

What is an art car?

An art car is a vehicle (car, bike, or wheeled contraption) that has had its appearance

modified as an act of personal artistic expression. Some of these works of art on wheels incorporate robotics, alternative fuel sources, painting, performance, and recycled materials.

Art cars and Awareness

This medium literally gets art and programs out from behind closed doors and into the streets. Art cars reach people of all ages and socio-economic levels. This is especially true for people who have never stepped foot into an art gallery, a theatre center, or museum before. You do not have to be an artist to create an art car either, all you need is desire, a vehicle, and a plan. Many non-profit organizations have created art cars as therapy programs, as educational tools, for fundraising events, and to showcase their public programs. To learn more about this exciting event for Chattanooga, click here.