Media Packet

Download (2.7 MB)

For More Information:

Mike Bushnell, Communications Director

Office: 202-800-4180, Mobile: 301-221-4135

News Releases

2016 Washington Auto Show to Feature ART-of-Motion: A Visual Art and Fashion Exhibition in January

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Auto Show® announces the first "ART-of-Motion" exhibit, an avant-garde design experience that befits the culture of Washington, D.C., as it hosts a tier-one show on the global auto show circuit.

In cooperation with Automotive Rhythms, the trendsetting urban automotive media group, the cutting-edge live art car display will feature a 5,000-square-foot exhibit of experiential graphic backdrops consisting of bikes, fashion, autos and murals. Nationally celebrated illustrator, Demont Pinder aka "Peekaso," will be painting at the art display and at least 10 manufacturers will exhibit specially commissioned art cars for the occasion. Meanwhile, fashion models posing as picturesque statues and entertainment will an inventive fusion to delight the senses.

"ART-of-Motion promises to thrill auto enthusiasts and art lovers alike," said John O'Donnell, president of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association, producer of The Washington Auto Show. "This partnership expands the Washington Auto Show's niche as a host of connective and innovative exhibits that, quite literally, put a new perspective on the auto industry."

"Undeniably an enticing attraction for a tier-one auto show, this spectacle will finally portray automobiles as we understand them: works of impressive beauty and innovative design," said Kimatni Rawlins, president and CEO of Automotive Rhythms.

The ART-of-Motion feature will be located on the lower level of the two-level Walter E. Washington Convention Center. On Saturday, Jan. 23, from noon - 4 p.m., GM's young designers will be painting a Corvette in real time for showgoers to experience. Toyota will host an interactive art installation Sunday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. with the new Prius while Mazda, Dodge, Kia, GM Diversity and Lamborghini will also feature specially painted art cars. In addition, there will be an artful mix of two-wheel excitement representing the world of sportbikes as well as cruisers.

The Washington Auto Show® has become a beloved annual tradition among Washingtonians, who marvel at the growing display of stars and cars, mobility technologies, contests, giveaways and mascots. More than 700 new vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers will fill the 750,000-square-foot space with two levels of advanced exhibits.

The show runs from January 22 - 31. Hours are noon ­- 9 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, noon - 10 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sundays. The show will close at 6 p.m. on its final day, Jan. 31.

For more information, visit or visit

SOURCE The Washington Auto Show

For further information: Barbara Pomerance, 800.697.7574,; Kimatni Rawlins,, 301.879.6884