Teams of artists from both coasts are embarking on a cross-country mobile art tour this summer!! They might be coming to your community!!
For the past few years, artists have been creating cool experiences in the back of box trucks for what’s known as The Lost Horizon Night Market.
Here’s what happens: artists create interactive experiences in the back of ordinary box trucks, and then, on one night, all the different themed trucks show up at a secret location. People who want to check out the market are alerted of its location, usually by text. Then, the fun begins!
The trucks all have themed experiences inside. There’s a Noodle Truck (the original truck), a Smash Truck (where you smash things with a sledgehammer!), a Kindergarten Truck (“Engage your inner child through the magic of play”), and other COOL ONES!!
This is the BIRTHDAY TRUCK. People waited in line to attend a birthday party, complete with singing, balloons, cake, and party games (Duck, Duck, Goose!, Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Donkey!, and Limbo!).
This is the SECRET NOODLE TRUCK, which serves delicious NOODLE SOUP:
This is the Everyhere Logistics Travel Agency Truck. It’s described as “an interactive theater experience set in a high-pressure sales office trading in travel tips.”
This is a HUMAN PINBALL truck!! Two people wear helmets and act as the game’s bumpers!! LASER-Y!!
Lines to get inside the trucks can be LONG and, because of that, the “real” party often happens in the LINE ITSELF!
During the month of August 2015, twelve teams of artists – six starting from New York and six starting from San Francisco – will travel to a new city each weekend to attend the local Lost Horizon Night Markets – an open-source creative platform wherein artists create interactive experiences inside box trucks and showcase them in late night guerilla pop-up exhibitions.
They haven’t announced their destinations or routes yet, but these ART TRUCKS COULD BE COMING TO YOUR TOWN!!!