Arts & Autos
As the premier Auto Show for the past 20 Years the Denton Main Street Association is dedicated to ensure that even with the changing world we have a safe way to support Downtown Denton as the cultural heart of our City. This year we are excited to announce that Arts & Autos this year will be shifting into gear for the first time ever with the first ever Arts and Autos Cruise!
For info on other activities, like scavenger hunts, Halloween Hunt and more for general public to enjoy, please scroll to bottom of the page.
We invite car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts to take part in the Arts & Autos Cruise 2020! This year we will be cruising past local medical, nursing, children's, and assisted living centers around town, bringing the classic joy of cool rides to those in need. If you have a sweet ride that you would like to show off, then please join us in one of four cruise's around town throughout the fall. With our VIP Package you will get the following:
- VIP Options Available
- Souvenir T-Shirt for this Historic Cruise*
- Goody Bag from Downtown Businesses
*Shirt Sizes available Small - XXXL you will be sent additional communication to select your size.
Participating in the first ever Arts & Autos Cruise could never be easier. Simply register for your preferred date below and select your favorite shirt design and preferred shirt size. Head to Downtown, pick up your swag and set out on the cruise.
- Shirt, swag and more will be provided to you upon arrival.
- Cruise routes will be communicated prior to and on the event day.
- All proceeds go to supporting Denton Main Street Association & Downtown Revitalization.
- From the available event dates below choose your Shirt Size and type.
- Add Your Registration To Your Cart.
- Checkout and Pay for your Registration.
- You will receive an email confirmation and registration ticket.
- A separate email will be sent for you with more cruise details and an option to choose a restaurant reservation time ((meal price is not included) as well as purchase an additional shirt at a discount.
*Cruises are limited to 30 cars per Saturday. Cruise takes place 9:30 am - 11: 30 am and cars are free to come and go before and after the cruise as needed. Details for check-in and more provided after registration is confirmed. ALL registrations are online. There are no Day of Registrations." Register by the Thursday prior to the Saturday of the cruise date.
At Home Participants
In Downtown Denton VIPs and the general public will be able to enjoy the following activities, at their own pace, during our Arts & Autos Cruise dates. Social Distancing and CDC guidelines must be followed by all participants and participating business. We appreciate everyone's cooperation and support for the safety of the community.
- Sept 12th - Sidewalk Sale | Community Market from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sept 26th - The Grooviest Scavenger Hunt, 1960's TV Show Themed | Mural Tour Hunt | Community Market from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Oct 10th - Sidewalk Sale | Photo Tour Scavenger Hunt | Community Market from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | UNT Mean Green Football vs. Charlotte 7pm CST | Armadillo Ale Works Last Ditch Drive-In with Daniel Markham
- Oct 24th - The Halloween Hunt | Community Market from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Themed Scavenger Hunts
Join us for our series of themed Scavenger Hunts taking place in tandem with Arts & Autos Cruises on October 10th and October 24th. Community members can enjoy these activities at their own pace immediately following the cruises from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
Pick up your hunt sheets or download below. Sheets can be picked up at Discover Denton, 111 W. Hickory Street between Noon and 6 pm, and begin your journey across the Downtown Denton District, cracking riddles and engaging with Denton Main Street Members! Experience our outdoor art including our one of a kind murals and more along the way. Have a printer at home? Download a copy of our Photo Scavenger Hunt Map below and get a head start on your hunt!
Looking for ways to join the fun from home? Download a copy of our Arts & Autos Scavenger Hunt themed coloring pages thanks to our friends at UNT CoLab! These one of a kind coloring sheets are the perfect canvas for unique works of art from you and your family.
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT - Saturday, OCTOBER 10th 2020
The Halloween Hunt - Saturday, october 24th 2020 *
* Halloween Hunt runs through Oct. 31st. Voting open until Nov. 1st for favorite window and painted mystery rock info is below.
How It Works
photo scavenger hunt
Pick up a card from Discover Denton or download the hunt form below.
• Start the Photo Scavenger Hunt (remember your phone or a digital camera!)
• Completed hunts can be shown on your phone or camera at the Discover Denton Welcome Center, 111 W. Hickory St.
• Enjoy downtown murals and have some fun with selfies along the way!
• Participating guests who complete the hunt have the chance to grab a prize from the prize basket and be entered into a drawing for prize baskets with various items from member businesses!
Social Distancing and CDC guidelines must be followed by all participants and participating business. We appreciate everyone's cooperation and support for the safety of the community.
The Halloween hunt
Check out these “scare-tastic” windows and vote for your favorite business! Use the google form linked below.Halloween Window Hunt
Get a chance to win a sweet treat prize basket by hunting for the painted rocks in the participating business windows, but look closely because these rocks mysteriously move from store to store.
If you find a rock placed in store window, write down the store name on the downloadable form and turn the form in to any of the participating store locations by Nov. 1st to be eligible for the drawing.