California's largest gathering of decorated art vehicles celebrates its 20th year in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 50 ArtCars from all across the U.S. and Canada will exhibit at two art events in Oakland, California, on October 7th and 8th, 2016.

Friday, October 7, 2016 (5 - 9:30pm)

ArtCar Fest joins Oakland First Fridays at their free street festival in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. An ArtCar exhibit will fill the entire block of 23rd Street between Telegraph Avenue and Valley Street.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 (6PM - 1AM)

Doors Open 6pm, First Act at 7pm, Last Act at 12am

ArtCar Fest collaborates with NIMBY Art Space for a multifaceted celebration of 20 years of creative community-building. Featuring musical guests Los Baños Bike Rodeo Band, The Reliables , The TomorrowMen, and an EXTRA-special guest band. Additional entertainment includes DJ Justin Credible, cabaret acts, films by ArtCar documentarian Harrod Blank, spoken-word artists, and the ArtCar Fest Fashion Show (with Annie Coulter and Dr. Hal presiding). Tickets available at: EVENTBRITE

ArtCar registration for 2016 is now closed, however, if you have an ArtCar you'd like to bring to our Fest please CONTACT US HERE.

If you would like to volunteer for ArtCar Fest or house out of town artists please fill out our volunteer form.

“An ArtCar is often a fantasy made into a reality. It is in itself a symbol of being free. . . it expresses the ideas, values, and dreams of an individual.”

—Harrod Blank, ArtCar artist, filmmaker and ArtCar Fest Co-Founder

“ArtCars are street–legal vehicles that have been permanently transformed into mobile sculptures. These aren’t parade– floats, they’re registered, insured automobiles that artists work on for years and exhibit to anyone who will look up.”

—Philo Northrup, ArtCar artist, and ArtCar Fest Co-Founder.