Fundraiser – The Ark Car: Toronto’s Bounciest Art Car
The Ark Car is a futuristic steampunk vessel built on a GMC 2001 3500 flatbed truck. It was inspired by the mythological Ark that saved humanity from the destructive force of nature. This Ark sails towards fulfilling a similar ideal - a lifeship that nourishes creativity and propels our community forward. The Ark Car Team is comprised of artists, builders, and GSD burners.
Under the hood
The Ark Car and its a steel and wood reimagination of the classic biblical boat, Noah’s Ark. With interactive sound and lighting components, this futuristic steampunk vessel is built upon a GMC 2001 3500 flatbed truck. There are 8 custom LED portholes that each have a unique animal design laser etched into it. The Ark is 32 ft long, 12ft wide and 15ft high and can hold around 60 people on it. A hut cover approximates 70% of the platform and will include a custom LED track lighting. Included on the ark is a 10,000 watt Yorkville Paraline sound system. We have been featured in BlogTo, CBC and the Toronto Star with a soon to be released piece in VICE.
The Ark Gallery
Why We Built The Ark
We draw inspiration from the mythological Ark that saved humanity from the destructive force of nature. Our Ark sails towards fulfilling a similar ideal - a lifeship that nourishes creativity and propels our community forward. As part of Toronto's growing Art Car community, we envision the Ark as a platform for artistic expression and we've poured our blood, sweat, and tears into this vessel to make it happen. Now it's up to you to help us carry our vision forward into the future.
The Ark Car Team is comprised of artists, builders, and GSD burners. Our core construction team leads are David Fradkin, Matthew Languay, and Jonathan Stein. David Fradkin designed and built Kaleidoscopic (2015) which appeared at Burning Man and Nuit Blanche Toronto before being sold at the Autumnal Ball Auction in support of the Black Rock Arts Foundation. Matthew Languay built and owns Basecamp Climbing gym and brings a wealth of carpentry project management knowledge. Jonathan Stein is a founding member of Heavy Meta (2017), a Toronto-based fire-breathing dragon art car and a long time event planner and promoter.