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September 9, 10 & 11
Parade Saturday, September 10th @ Noon

                     Visit ARTOCADE.COM

 for Registration and Stipend information


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

On the weekend of
September 9 - 10 - 11, 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 19 Stipend Application Deadline

Aug 31 Registration Deadline


ArtoCade 2015 Schedule of Events


Friday - September 9


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
231 E. Main St.


Saturday - September 10

ArtoCade Parade

High Noon @ Downtown Trinidad

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


Sunday - September 11


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 • Nana & Nano’s Pasta House • Trinidad Community Foundation • Phil Long Toyota of Trinidad • Phil Long Dealerships Inc. • Coin Dancer Antiques • Walmart
BRIX • The Chronicle News • Town & Country Estates Realty • Purgatoire River Trading Co • Tutti Scoops • KRCC
Holiday Inn & Suites • Trinidad State Junior College
KCRT Radio FM92.5 • Colorado Floors & Blinds
First National Bank • Corazón de Trinidad Creative District
Trinidad History Museum • Little Stinker • International Bank
Griego Insurance • Cafe What a Grind • Triniad History Museum
Chacon Insurance • Ristra’s Restaurant • The Cafe •
Holy Trinity/Sebastiani Gym • Cedar St. Printing • JM Tire & Auto
Laura J. DeBella State Farm Agency • The Lunch Box • Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs • Discover Our Champions
Faragosi Farms • M&M Distributing • Trinidad's Higher Calling U
CannaCo • Law Offices of Les Downs • Colorado Lifestyle Magazine • Penny's Zumba • Century Savings
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


ArtoCade 2016 sponsored by the City of Trinidad Tourism Board


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