Kinetic Sculpture Race

22nd Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

22nd Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

Join us for the 22nd Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race: Born Wild

  • When: Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • Time: 9:30am Opening Ceremonies, 10am Race Start
  • Where: Begins & ends @ AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)
  • Cost: FREE for Spectators!

From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race through Baltimore of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP BALTIMORE INNER 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.

Stay tuned for more information, including how to volunteer, how to participate, the route map, and more. You can stay updated with news about the race and other AVAM events by signing up for the e-newsletter here.