Details and Traffic Modifications for AVAM’s Kinetic Sculpture Race on Saturday

| May 2, 2024 | 0 Comments

From American Visionary Art Museum: 

A race of monumental works of art which are human-powered, all-terrain, homemade contraptions that travel over land, water, sand & mud. Watch these kinetic Masterpieces launch at AVAM and follow their journey through the city. Participate, volunteer, witness, or sponsor the historic event!


Approximate Schedule (Saturday, May 4th):​

  • 9:30 AM  Opening Ceremonies at AVAM 

  • 10:00 AM • LeMans Start of Race on Covington Street 

  • 11:15-1:00 PM • Water Entry at Canton Waterfront

  • 1:15-3:30 PM • Sand & Mud Obstacles in Patterson Park

  • 4:00 PM • Finish Line at AVAM

  • 6:00- 7:00 PM • Awards Ceremony at AVAM

  • Entrants should create a totally human-powered and artful Kinetic Sculpture designed to travel 15 miles on land, through mud and sand, and into harbor waters.

  • Each Sculpture must be no more than 8 feet wide, 13 feet high and 35 feet long while on the road or highway. This is to ensure that vehicles will safely be able to go under overhead cables and will fit between some tight obstacles on the route, in city parks and at the water entry.

  • Entries and themes should be appropriate for a family viewing.

  • Suggested race theme for 2024: MONUMENTS + MASTERPIECES

  • NO motors, batteries, dangerous chemicals, or stored energy, for propulsion.

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