Trinidad, Colorado presents the wacky and wondrous ARTOCADE, an Art Car festival and parade.
On the weekend of September 11 - 12 - 13, 2015, our historic architecture will proudly preside over a series of events focused on an explosion of creative energy in the form of artfully enhanced vehicles.
“If you canʼt drive it, itʼs a float.”
Cars, motorcycles, bikes, trikes, scooters, tractors, golf carts and rolling conveyances beyond your wildest imagination will roam our brick streets. There will be a grand autocade/parade along with related art exhibitions, special events, and competitions throughout town.
Come one and all to the largest, funnest, silliest, wonderfullest art event ever to happen in southern Colorado or northern New Mexico.
A series of events that will bring mouth-agape awe to kids of all ages. Art and car lovers alike will be blown/honked away!
The photos on this page are a tantalizing taste of the work created by well-known "cartists." They may or may not may appear at ArtoCade 2014. We are hearing from art car creators and owners around the country. Stay in touch!
Aug 21 Stipend Application Deadline
Aug 31 Registration Deadline
Friday - September 11Vehiculart
8pm-11pm @ Trinidad's premier night spot, Brix Sports Bar & Grill
231 E. Main St.
Saturday - September 12
High Noon @ Downtown Trinidad
2pm–5pm @ Downtown Trinidad
View artcars up close and meet "cartists."
7pm-midnight @Sebastiani Gym, 206 N. Animas Street
Gala Dance-Review-Circus featuring internationally acclaimed magicians the Dream Masterz, Dragon Dojo Aerialists, those naughty singers Swelter and Burn, and Leopard and Vine's gypsy cabaret and light show.
Sunday - September 13
8am–10am @ TBA
A cartist send-off with breakfast treats.
Everyone is invited to this farewell gathering.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Art Carfun (aka Rodney Wood)
Trinidad Tourism Board • Tire Shop Wine & Spirits
La Quinta Inn & Suites • JM Tire & Auto • Nana & Nano’s Pasta House • Trinidad Community Foundation • Cedar St. Printing
BRIX • The Chronicle News • Oasis Studios • Galerie Vivante Town & Country Realty • Walmart • Tutti Scoops • KRCC
Holiday Inn • Trinidad State Junior College • Lee’s BBQ
Cawthon RV Park • KCRT • Colorado Floors & Blinds
Purgatoire River Trading Co • Create MSU
Corazón de Trinidad Creative District • Patty Sue Spiers
KRFC • First National Bank • Beardon Insurors
Trinidad History Museum • Little Stinker • International Bank
Phil Long Toyota • Griego Insurance • Cafe What a Grind
Chacon Insurance • Freedom Heights Music
Hops & Vines Liquor • Ristra’s Restaurant
Holy Trinity/Sebastiani Gym • Laura De Bella Insurance
Plus the kind donations and hard work of
numerous private parties.
See examples of other Art Car events around the country.
1. The Houston Art Car Parade
2. The Art Car Fest in Reno
3. Tulsa Art Cars
4. Seattle Art Cars