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WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few...

KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 16th annual (soon-to-be-legendary) Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory on Sat. May 3rd, 2014! WE NEED YOU!!! Attend one of these fun-filled meetings (Sat. April 12: 10am-12pm OR Wed. April 23: 6:30pm-8:30pm), then VOLUNTEER on Race Day: Sat. May 3rd (ALL DAY)! Enjoy some food & refreshments while you learn more about the history of AVAM's East Coast Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race. Get the scoop from some veteran Volunteers & Kinetinauts on what each volunteer duty entails, then SIGN UP for a team!

In search of: General Anything Doers (can-do attitude required)! Crowd Engagers (fist-pumpin' skills a plus)! Number Nerds (bring your TI-80s)! Experienced Boaters (uniform: captain's hats & hooks)! Medics on Wheels! Clean-up Crews! Safety Inspectors! Race Facilitators! Mud Pitters (dirty job but you've gotta do it)! Kops (do you feel lucky?)! Checkpoint Charlies (stamp those passports)! Canton Water Clean-up Crew! Finish Line Holders (hold that line)! And more!

Volunteer Meetings (come to one or both):

  • Saturday, April 12: 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday, April 23: 6:30pm-8pm

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Upcoming Events:

REGISTER for Summer Camp Today!

Students, are you ready for a truly visionary experience?

  • What: Three one-week Summer Studio sessions
  • When: Tuesdays–Fridays: July 8–25
  • What Time: 10am–3pm daily
  • Cost per student, per week: $250, $200/AVAM Members
  • Register: Contact: or call 410-244-1900 x232 to sign up today!

This July, AVAM hosts another truly visionary experience for students, with three one-week Summer Studio sessions of hands-on arts programs at the national museum for intuitive, self-taught artistry! Students will learn about visionary art as they explore new & unusual materials, create their own unique & original art projects, and experience a special week-long, Visiting Artist workshop. Each session of Summer Camp is designated for a specific age group, and follows the same format. In the mornings, AVAM's Education Team will lead students through a variety of creative activities inspired by our very own visionary artists and one-of-a-kind exhibitions. Then in the afternoons, our Visiting Artists will light up those creative minds with some original approaches to art-making and more! Check out our 2014 schedule, and don't wait—SIGN UP TODAY!


Contact Amy Armiger, or 410-244-1900 x232, to register or for more info. Need-based Scholarships available.

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