AVAM’s Kinectic Sculpture Race This Saturday

| May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Announcement from the American Visionary Art Museum, Avam.org:

Photos by Shawn Levin


AVAM’s 14th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race is Sat. May 5, 2012!
  • When: Saturday, May 5, 2012
  • 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 Mediocre Award (finishes right in the middle) and the highly prized Next-to-the-Last Award (finishes, well, next to last) and serious prizes including Art and Engineering. Race starts at 10am at the American Visionary Art Museum (get there early to take part in Opening Ceremony, including the Blessing of De Feet!). Other great spots to see the vehicles are the first 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 through Baltimore. For more information – including past race photos and a handy Spectator’s Guide – just check out the website KineticBaltimore.com.

Volunteer at Kinetic!

WANTED: the Brave, the Talented, the Mediocre, the Unsuspecting Few… KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all-day, general insanity of the 14th annual (soon-to-be-legendary) Kinetic Sculpture Race for nothin’ but the glory on SATURDAY MAY 5th, 2012! WE NEED YOU! Attend one of these fun-filled meetings (Sat. 4/14: 10am-12pm &/or Wed. 4/25: 6:30pm-8pm), then volunteer on Race Day: Sat. May 5th, all day! Contactbeka@avam.org or Click Here to find out more about Volunteering at Kinetic!

More Info…

Visit our website’s extensive Kinetic section, with Race Rules, Spectator Rules, & much more! AND, check-out the encyclopedia of all things related to the East Coast National Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race including photos from past races & maps, at KineticBaltimore.com!

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