Events

AVAM's 16th Annual KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE!

Fifi is ready for May 3! Are you?

  • When: Saturday, May 3, 2014
  • What Time: All Day–Race kicks off at 10am!
  • Cost: FREE for Spectators!

From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (do you know this person?)! The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots. Pilots ("Kinetinauts") compete for the most coveted GRAND MEDIOCRE EAST COAST CHAMPION AWARD (finishes right in the middle), and the highly prized NEXT TO THE LAST AWARD (finishes, well, next-to-last), and other serious trophies including ART, ENGINEERING, BEST BRIBES and more. Race starts at 10am at the American Visionary Art Museum (arrive early to take part in the Opening Ceremony and Blessing of De Feet). Other great spots to see the vehicles are the 1st Checkpoint atop Federal Hill; The Water Entry at the Korean War Memorial Park in Canton; the uphill Mud-Pit in Patterson Park; the not-so-quick-Sand Pit in Patterson Park; and, of course, anywhere along the 15-mile route throughout Baltimore City. For more information—including past race photos, inspiration, costume ideas, route map and a handy Spectator's Guide—visit http://kineticbaltimore.com.

Do You Have the Right Stuff?

Entry forms, waiver forms, and entry fees should be turned in no later than April 1, 2014 to: American Visionary Art Museum c/o Mother Theresa Segreti: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230.

Thank you to our 2014 Kinetic Sponsors:

Become A Sponsor!

Join the elite Kinetic Sculpture Race Sponsors! Contact Abby Baer, abby@avam.org or 410.244.1900 x247 for more info on Sponsorship opportunities.

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Need More Info?

Visit our website's extensive Kinetic section, w/ complete list of Race Rules, Spectator Rules, & much more! AND, check-out the encyclopedia of all things related to AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race, including photos from past races, maps, lore, inspiration & more fun, all at KineticBaltimore.com!