The proposed Orange Show Art Car Garage will be an engineering incubator that will merge science, technology, engineering, math and art using the Art Car creating experience. The warehouse is located on the same block as the Orange Show Monument and Smither Park.
Currently there are 23 schools (middle, high, afterschool program, and universities) that actively create Art Cars each year for the Houston Art Car Parade. Many more educational facilities have expressed interest but they lack the space and capabilities to establish an art car build program. With the Art Car Garage and the Orange Show Art Bus, the goal is to expand the current educational Art Car program exponentially.
Individual workshops include:
- Metal Arts - an introduction to welding, how to bond metals together
- Drafting - students will draft and create model to scale of proposed art car
- Introduction to sheet metal work - bonding and forming
- Introduction to auto body and finish work
- Introduction to tile mosaic ad adhesives
- Introduction to sculpture foam and stucco work
- Fiberglass 101 - learning the basic of fiberglass molding
Funding levels range from $5,000 to $150,000
Funders will receive tailored benefits related to community outreach, branding and hospitality.
Naming Opportunity - $150,000
- Permanent logo acknowledgement of funding at the garage site.
- Acknowledgement on Orange Show Center for Visionary Art printed materials
- Logo placement on Orange Show and Houston Art Car Parade websites as well as sponsor link (200,000 unique visitors per month).
- Funder mention included in 5,000 printed postcards promoting Orange Show Center for Visionary Art events each season series.
- Funder mention included in eNewseltter to database of 7,000.
- Social media mentions on Facebook and Twitter (10,000+ fans and followers).
- Houston Art Car Parade VIPit Party Star Tent Seating for 25
- Tickets for 6 to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art Annual Gala
Workshop Funding - $2,500 Each
- Metal Arts
- Sheet Metal Work
- Auto Body and Finish Work
- Tile Mosaic
- Sculpture Foam & Stucco