AVAM's 15th Annual KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE!
GET READY TO GO GREEN: Saturday, May 4, 2013!
- When: Saturday, May 4, 2013
- 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 award, THE GRAND EAST COAST NATIONAL MEDIOCRE CHAMPION (awarded to the vehicle that 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, 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 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 through Baltimore. For more information–including past race photos, inspiration, and a handy Spectator's Guide–visit http://kineticbaltimore.com.
Do You Have the Right Stuff?
- 2013 RACE ENTRY FORM (Click to download)
NEED SOME HELP? Check out Kinetic Baltimore's indispensable HOW TO BUILD A KINETIC SCULPTURE guide.
BIG THANKS to the Generous Sponsors of 2013's Kinetic Sculpture Race!
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, lore, inspiration, all at KineticBaltimore.com!
Need a place to stay for Kinetic?
AVAM has reserved a block of rooms offered at a discounted rate at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel (202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21202), directly across the Inner Harbor from AVAM, for Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. To reserve your room, call Marriott reservations at 1-800-468-3571 or 410-547-1200 by Tuesday, April 23 and mention you would like a room from the American Visionary Art Museum's block of rooms. Only a limited number of rooms are reserved so book now!