AVAM's 17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

2014 Grand Champ: Tick Tock the Croc, Photo by John Soulé

  • When: Sunday, June 14, 2015
  • Time: All day, race kicks off at 11am!
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Other Details: Stay tuned


AVAM is thrilled to announce its 17th annual Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 14, starting at 11am. The museum's staff worked closely with city officials to secure a new date for it's annual competition of human-powered works of art, which has always been dedicated to the delight, communal participation, peace and love of our City. This year's race will be sporting an "Out of This World" theme in tribute to The Hubble Space Telescope, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at AVAM among many other locations. Mega THANKS to our Maryland State Delegates, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her staff, Baltimore City Police, Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts, Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks, Kinetic racers, volunteers, sponsors & fans, the generous organizers of Tour dem Parks, AVAM's staff, and all who worked diligently to help us declare: The RACE is ON!

Download the Spectator's Guide at (available the week of the race)


About The Race:

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. The all-day race kicks off at 11am at American Visionary Art Museum. For all official Kinetic Sculpture Race updates, follow:


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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 (, 410-244-1900 x247) for more information. Thank you for your support & we'll see you at the race!



Thank you to our 2015 Kinetic Sponsors:


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

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Need More Info?

Visit our website's extensive Kinetic section, w/ complete list of Race Rules, Spectator Rules, & much more! AND, check-out the encyclopedia of all things related to AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race, including photos from past races, maps, lore, inspiration & more fun, all at!