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19th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

May 06, 2017

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American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Overview

19th Annual KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE! Date: Saturday, May 6 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 Opening Ceremony and Blessing of De Feet). Other great spots to see the vehicles: • 1st Checkpoint atop Federal Hill (around 10:15am) • The Water Entry at the boat ramp at Canton Waterfront Park (around 11am) • the not-so-quick-Sand Pit in Patterson Park (1:15-3pm) • the uphill Mud-Pit in Patterson Park (1:15-3pm) • and, of course, anywhere along the 15-mile route through Baltimore. For more information—including past race photos & inspiration–visit http://kineticbaltimore.com/

Event Details

Event Category General Information

  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • LGBT
  • Local Artists
  • Multicultural
  • Out & About
  • Sites & Attractions
  • Special Events
  • Sports
  • Family-friendly

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Event Category
  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • LGBT
  • Local Artists
  • Multicultural
  • Out & About
  • Sites & Attractions
  • Special Events
  • Sports
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General Information
  • Family-friendly
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