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Support AVAM's 2015 Kinetic Sculpture Race!

We need your help to make AVAM's 2015 Kinetic Sculpture Race the best yet! Please consider donating towards the Race expenses through our fundraising campaign on the safe and secure Crowdrise website. Your support is fully tax-deductible and will ensure our 17th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race is a huge success! Contact Abby Baer (abby@avam.org, 410-244-1900 x247) for more information. Thank you for your support & we'll see you on May 2!

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Get ready for an out of this world #Kinetic on May 2!

17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race: SAT. MAY 2!

  • When: Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • 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 KineticBaltimore.com.

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