Kinetic Sculpture Race (MD)

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Kinetic Sculpture Race

The American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. in Baltimore, MD, will present the Kinetic Sculpture Race on May 5, beginning at 9 a.m. This is a race of wacky, imaginative and totally human-powered works of art designed to travel on land, through mud and over deep waters. The course takes the "kinetinauts" 15 miles through the streets of Baltimore, into the Harbor, through mud and sand pits in Patterson Park and back to the Museum. Created by lunatic geniuses in their garages or backyards, these machines can be simple, small craft or well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles over 50 feet long. Watch them compete for prizes such as the Mediocre Award and the Next-to-the-Last Award! Information: 410-244-1900; http://www.avam.org.


Website for the race

http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/


Spectator Rules and Official Spectator Code of Conduct

http://www.avam.org/kinetic/spectator.html
 
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Kinetic Sculpture Race


American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD


It's that time of year once again when pink poodles, unidentifiable floating objects and other contraptions take to the water in an attempt to earn the coveted Mediocre Award (finishing dead middle) in this wacky race.


May. 5: 9 a.m.

Price: Free.

Information: 410-244-1900
 
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The wacky race

It's all about ingenuity, art and mechanics. It's about the wacky, the brilliant and the creatively crafty. It's the Kinetic Sculpture Race. And if you haven't heard of it, you should consider a visit to the American Visionary Art Museum Saturday. The annual race includes some 40 unusual, bizarre and imaginative human-powered works of art - often made of old bicycles, recycled gears and parts - in a dash through a 15-mile course on Baltimore streets, into the harbor (yes, the vehicles must be able to float) and through mud and sand. Large and small, the art machines will be piloted by one, two or sometimes many people. The creators and their creations will compete for the Mediocre Award (finishing in the middle), the Next-to-Last Award and various other "serious" awards, such as for Art and Engineering.

The race is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. It begins with a brake test and safety check at AVAM, 800 Key Highway, at 8 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. at AVAM. Race begins at 10 a.m. Free. For details on prime viewing spots for spectators, call 410-244-1900 or go to avam.org/kinetic or kineticbaltimore.com.
 

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