Reported By Paul McRae
Jason Sauer owner/curator of Most Wanted Fine Art in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is planning an artcar event this October and he's looking for cars to join in the fun.. Looks like he's planning a pretty wild party.
via Jason Sauer
From his press release:
Pittsburgh, the Birthplace of Pop will be hosting a new event this October. The Penn Ave Arts District sets out to celebrate the culture of art cars!
This is the first year for this event, but already its got peoples engines reviving. From wacky to masterpieces on wheels all decorated vehicles are invited to participate. The event gears up with a juried art car exhibit, children’s activities, and gallery displays of car inspired art, musical performances, food, and more! The goal is to bring a little bit of the amazing community and art of the Houston Art Car Parade to Pittsburgh.
Organizer, Jason Sauer, has always been influenced by Texas and the art aesthetic that is found so prevalently there. Sauer an art car enthusiast paints and decorates his own car every year and drives it in the demolition derby. The desire to host such an event was spurred by the 5-year anniversary of Mr. Sauer’s art gallery, Most Wanted Fine Art, which calls the Penn Ave Arts District its home. The art car celebration starts the evening of Friday October 5th, 2012, as part of a monthly gallery crawl, Unblurred, and includes an exhibit at Most Wanted Fine Art. The art display will include Sauer’s car themed sculptures, as well as Prints by Texan Professor Scott Frish, and Edinboro Professor John Lysak. Other galleries participating will also have openings and musical performances.
On Saturday October 6th, 2012, the event changes speed and switches from art about cars to art on cars! Already decorated cars will be part of the juried event with the winner receiving a trophy and prizes. The search is on for cars that are painted, have seashells glued on ‘em, something fun and funky. Registering a car is only $20 with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit the Red Cross. Celebrity Judges include Nicholas Chambers, The Milton Fine Curator of Art for The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto and George Patterson, two-time winner of the Pittsburgh Gran Prix.
Another part of the program is the “live” painting segment in which artists will bring their prepped cars and have 3 hours to complete a design in the hope of winning prizes. Registration for that event is only $10. The day’s activities will also include the chance for children to decorate their own mini art cars and participate in other themed activities. With the wide variety of happenings for all ages there will be plenty to keep the day moving right along.
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