ART of Motion display adds artistic flare to Auto Show

In Ballroom B on the third floor of the Convention Center during the Washington Auto Show, a group of cars was surrounded not by product specialists and car shoppers, but by artists and people watching them paint the cars. The third annual ART of Motion display was an avant-garde design experience that befits the culture and imagination of the Washington, DC scene as it hosts a tier-one industry event on the global auto show circuit.


Artists Shawn Mitchell Perkins, Juan “CRI” Pineda, Maria Miller, Edward Joseph, (a.k.a.”Ed the Artist”) Blind Whino and Joseph Ramos Cruz worked throughout the Auto Show to transform the cars into works of art. The artists put their own styling on Toyota’s C-HR R-Code, a smart fortwo, a Kia Stinger, an intergalactic “Star Wars” themed Nissan and a Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Additionally, Georgetown University art students added reflection-based surfacing to a Mazda CX-5.


The ballroom’s location, next to the Auto Show’s collection of high-end luxury vehicles, drew steady crowds to both displays.


ART of Motion was sponsored by Adrenaline Lifestyles, Harman/Kardon, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, smart, Throttle Life and Toyota.

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