ArtCar Fest wants to thank all our sponsors for helping make our event possible.
The Arizona Commission on the Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts supported ArtCar Fest Arizona in 2007. An ArtCar caravan drove through Calif & Arizona, making stops to inspire kids & adults en route. The culmination of the journey was an ArtCar festival at Art Car World in Douglas, Arizona.
VIE™: Virtual Island of Entertainment™ is online entertainment (and "Productive Play") at its most sophisticated. A virtual island paradise with beaches, casino, shops, nightclubs and new luxury living suites. This groundbreaking virtual experience was created by enVie Interactive™, comprised of an award winning "dream team" whose past work includes well-known brands such as Guitar Hero, Disney, Warner Bros, EA, Pixar, The Simpsons Game.
Amoeba is a cultural institution in California. They exhibit local artists & Musicians & have been supporting our ArtCar caravan since the beginning. Amoeba raises money for the Rainforest Action Network and Gulf Coast Relief (Katrina) & is just a GREAT example of an awesome corporate citizen.
Art, culture and technology from San Francisco & beyond. Laughing Squid is the premier Web Hosting company for SF Bay area artists, and is also a huge supporter of the independent art scene. Their “Squid List ” features a curated list of art, culture and technology events taking place in the Bay Area. They’ve been with ArtCar Fest since the beginning. laughingsquid.com is the place to start.
Often voted the best mechanic shop in San Francisco, B & W has kept many ArtCars on the road. They also generously support ArtCar Fest. Life is good when you have an honest mechanic!
MakerFaire is a 2-day, public gathering of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) artists, tech enthusiasts, teachers, students, tinkerers, hobbyists, inventors, science clubs, authors, manufacturers and retailers, print and broadcast media all coming together to share their projects. ArtCars are always part of the mix as well as cool robotic sculptures. You’ll also find ArtGolf there!
The ArtCar Agency was established by Harrod Blank to represent ArtCar artists, who are often approached by film/TV shows, festivals & other interested groups. Now artists have someone well versed in the media world to represent them, and interested parties have a reliable business partner offering consistent rates
ArtCar World is a new non-profit museum dedicated entirely to the celebration and preservation of this popular mobile art form. Art Car World is located in historic downtown Douglas, Arizona, minutes from the Mexican border.Currently under construction, Art Car World will feature a permanent collection of 42 popular Art Cars, with more on rotating exhibition. ArtCar Fest Arizona made its debut at Art Car World in 2007. It will happen again in February, 2009. We plan to makeia an annual event in Douglas!
Santa Cruz’s Museum of Art & History (MAH) hosted ArtCar Fest in Santa Cruz for the 1st time in 2007, and hopes to do so again in. It’s a great venue for ArtCars as Harrod Blank grew up & went to college in Santa Cruz, and it’s the home of many ArtCar artists. MAH is a great museum that puts on extraordinary exhibitions, including one of the most authentic museum exhibits on Burning Man, curated by Susan Hillhouse..
The San Jose Museum of Art hosted ArtCar Fest for 5 years. That’s a strong vote of confidence for the integrity of the art found in the ArtCars we exhibit. SJMA also exhibited pedestal, wall & video pieces by ArtCar artists and remains a strong ArtCar Fest
The Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 as the 1st public art museum in the Western US and strives to promote an awareness of and enthusiasm for the human experience through art. The Crocker has invited ArtCar Fest to help celebrate the grand opening of the new Teel Family Pavilion on 10.10.10.
John & Lois Solomon opened the original Caffe Venezia in 1980. Now it's run by long time managers, Jeff Wizig, Roger Feuer and Chef Cindy Deetz. Considered by many to be the best Italian restaurant in the area, it boasts a stunning interior painted by Silvio Ronzone. ArtCar Fest always includes a meal at Venezia.
BRING BACK the "How Berkeley Can You Be?" Parade & Festival !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HBCYB? began in 1996, and was the brainchild of John Solomon, a longtime University Avenue merchant. He saw it as an opportunity to celebrate community and for the citizenry to look in the mirror and laugh. ArtCar Fest was a proud participant from 1997 through its last year in 2009.