Kinetic Sculpture Race

17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race is Sat. May 2!

See 2014 champ Tic Tock The Croc & 30+ more amazing vehicles compete on 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.

 

WE NEED YOU! Make a donation to help the race today!

Support Kinetic!

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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2015 Kinetic Entry Form:

Do You Have the Right Stuff? Download the OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM HERE! Entry forms, waiver forms, and entry fees should be turned in no later than April 1, 2015 to: Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race, c/o Kinetic Mother Theresa at American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230. NO ACE ENTRIES AFTER APRIL 1!

NEED SOME HELP WITH YOUR VEHICLE? Check out Kinetic Baltimore's indispensable HOW TO BUILD A KINETIC SCULPTURE guide, some assembly required.

 

Thank You to our 2015 Kinetic Sponsors:



Become A Sponsor!

Join the elite Kinetic Sculpture Race Sponsors! Contact Abby Baer, abby@avam.org or 410.244.1900 x247 for more info on Sponsorship opportunities.

 

Upcoming Kinetic Events:

Call For Kinetic Volunteers!

Calling all Chickens!!!

WE NEED YOU to attend one of these meetings:

  • Meeting 1: Wednesday, April 15: 6:30pm–8:30pm
  • Meeting 2: Saturday, April 25: 12pm–2pm
  • AND Race Day: Sat. May 2, 2015: ALL DAY!

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few... KINETIC VOLUNTEERS to help in the grueling, all day, general insanity of the 17th annual (soon-to-be-legendary) Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory on SATURDAY MAY 2nd, 2015! Enjoy refreshments while you learn more about the history of AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race & get the scoop from some veteran volunteers & Kinetinauts on what each volunteer duty entails, then SIGN UP for a team!

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