Sat, Mar 28
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
5th Annual Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby
Dignowity Hill Park
March 28 – March 28, 2009
Head to Dignowity Hill Park, rain or shine, and root for your favorite pushcart! You can still enter your own pushcart until Mar. 24.
Dignowity Hill Park
700 Nolan
San Antonio, TX 78202   

On Saturday, March 28, 2009, San Antonio artists and local
organizations will enter their uniquely-designed pushcarts in Cruz
Ortiz’ public art project. Teams will test the laws of science at the
fifth annual Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby.

Cruz Ortiz,
creative mastermind behind the event, hopes his public art intervention
will continue to strengthen the east-side community and show other San
Antonians that this part of the city is a dynamic and safe place to
live and play. “I designed this relationship between crazy pushcarts
and community cultivation as a creative way to stimulate the rebuilding
of urban decay. Art is the interactive bond and its success is
reflected through the yearly increase in pushcart teams and Derby
attendance. So, put your good chanklas on-bring the suegra y los kids
and let the races begin!”

Pushcart teams will compete in several
areas including: speed, audience favorite and creativity in design. To
enter your pushcart, please email . Entry
deadline: March 24, 2009.

Free to attend ~ Concessions available ~ Car pool or take the bus to the event

by actor Marisela Barrera, the event includes live entertainment by DJ
JJ Lopez. Past derby participants include internationally-renowned
artists: Katie Pell, Juan Miguel Ramos, Cruz Ortiz and Hills Snyder.
Other former pushcart groups include: Witte Museum, Southwest School of
Art & Craft, Martinez Street Women’s Center and the Current.



March 28, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Schedule of Events….

5:00pm Food, fun and registration….

5:30pm Opening Ceremony….

6:00pm Drag Races ….

7:00pm Track Races, Bracket-Style ….

7:45pm The Main Event Race….

8:00pm Awards Ceremony ….


Hill Park ….

(corner of
Nolan and Hackberry Streets) ….

700 Nolan,
San Antonio, TX 78202….