Instant Live 8: Unique art cars arrive at Fair Park

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by WYATT GOOLSBY

WFAA

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 8:10 PM

DALLAS - This weekend, art lovers can check out the City Arts festival at Fair Park in Dallas. 

The festival includes some out-of-the-ordinary cars turned into art.

 

On Friday, News 8 took a look at a few “Art Cars" that were mobile masterpieces created by “cartists” from North Texas and around the country.

 

The first car we took a closer look at Friday is dubbed “The Brickmobile." It was created by students at Austin College in Sherman several years ago. It’s not fake. The students created an outside layer with tile, and then used real brick and concrete!

 

Second, News 8 looked at School Daze, a school bus with graffiti from high school students from 30 different schools. The students got the bus through Greenhill School in Addison, who invited them to “go crazy” with paint at the end of April.

 

Finally, we highlight “The Gold Digger.” It's a street-legal pirate ship built from a Chevy that has five thousand lights, lasers, sound system, and a fog machine. The Fort Worth owner, Buc Avanzini, told us he liked building it, and loves seeing others smile when he brings it out for charitable events or festivals. However, he said he’s not finished with the pirate ship idea. He said he’s going to build a second one.

 

“That one will be a little more user friendly for actually transporting people,” Avanzini explained. “Where this one when you're the last person in the vehicle sitting in the back seat, anytime something happens in front of you then someone stands up you have to look around them or tell them to sit down…But I figured where do you drive a pirate ship from? The back. So that's where it ended up."

 

The CityArts Festival starts Friday, May 25th and runs through Sunday May 27th at Fair Park. Admission is free, but parking is ten dollars.

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