Benefitting AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race

Presented by Tröegs Independent Brewing

This party will be toga-lly awesome!

  • When: Friday, March 24, 2017
  • What Time: 8pm – 11pm
  • Tickets: Early Bird (before 3/20): $25, $20/Members
    Regular (after 3/20): $35, $30/Members
    Ticket go on sale 2/13 on MissionTix
  • Note: 21 & over party

EAT, DRINK, AND WEAR TOGAS! The God of Craft Hops, Tröegs Independent Brewing, bestows blessings upon AVAM as our partner in a night of music, dancing, and art-making at AVAM's TRÖEG-A TOGA PARTY to benefit the 2017 Kinetic Sculpture Race! Don your best "Toga! Toga!" and enjoy a feast of eats from local restaurants, refreshing beers courtesy of Tröegs, and tunes from Classic Collective DJs. Create your own custom toga party crown from Tröegs bottle caps, labels, packaging, and fun supplies from AVAM's treasure trove! Compete in the Best Toga Costume Contest for your chance to win really cool prizes!


Tickets can be purchased online at starting 2/13. Please note this is a 21 and over party. All attendees must show photo ID at the door for admission.

  • Early Bird: $25, $20/Members (before March 20)
  • Regular: $35, $30/Members (after March 20)

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What is the Kinetic Sculpture Race??

2015's Grand Champ Kracken Upcycle (Kinetic Baltimore)

  • When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Time: All Day Race starts @ 10am!
  • Where: Begins & ends @ AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)
  • 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. The all-day race kicks off at 10AM at 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 boat ramp at Canton Waterfront Park; 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: