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September 12, 13 & 14
Parade Saturday, September 13th


Trinidad, Colorado presents the wacky and wondrous ARTOCADE, an Art Car festival and parade.

On the weekend of
September 12 - 13 - 14, 2014, 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 22 Stipend Application Deadline

Aug 31 Registration Deadline


ArtoCade 2014 Schedule of Events


Friday - September 12


5pm–7pm @ Downtown Trinidad
Art exhibits and presentations that celebrate the wonderful world of artcars, our love of the automobile and other shows focused on artful transportation.


8pm-11pm @ Trinidad's premier night spot, Brix Sports Bar & Grill
Featuring Driftin' Suns.
231 E. Main St.


Saturday - September 13

ArtoCade Parade

High Noon @ Downtown Trinidad

Drop City Memories

1pm-ish-3pmish @ Trinidad History Museum Gardens
See the Drop City van and share memories of this 60s community.
Enter the gardens at the gate off Main Street on Walnut Street.

Ogle, Look and Play & Traffic Jam

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, those naughty singers Swelter and Burn, and Leopard and Vine's gypsy cabaret and light show.


Sunday - September 14


8am–10am @ Trinidad History Museum Gardens on S. Walnut
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)


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


ArtoCade 2014 sponsored by the City of Trinidad Tourism Board


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