ArtCart Fest 2016
- October 7, 2016
- Free Admission - Donations Welcome!
ArtCar Fest is an all-volunteer, artist-run event. The fest was founded by Philo Northrup, and Harrod Blank twenty years ago, and is directed by Emily Duffy. (All three are ArtCar artists themselves). Harrod and Philo started their first ArtCars in the early 1980s, but did not meet until 1992. Philo and Harrod collaborated on several ArtCar caravans across the country, and in 1997 decided that California needed its own festival dedicated to ArtCars. Emily joined in 1997 with her now famous MondrianMobile. Harrod has published three books, and directed three documentary films on the subject of ArtCars. His publications are considered to be the best references on about unusual art medium. Harrod is also building a museum dedicated to ArtCars in Arizona called Art Car World.