Saturday, May 12, 2012

Kinetic Sculpture Race

I'm finally getting around to sharing some photos from my favorite event in Baltimore. Every year, The American Visionary Art Museum hosts the Kinetic Sculpture Race in which teams race their sculptures across Baltimore and complete an obstacle course. The course consists of a boat ramp in which the sculptures enter the water (and inevitably a few fall apart), a sand pit, and a mud pit. The sculptures are quite awesome, ranging from a pink poodle, a frog, and giant platypus, and other such things. Each sculpture is man powered, usually by bike parts and wheels that have been slapped together in some strange fashion.

Each year's race is just as entertaining as the last. And the winner? It's not the sculpture that comes in first, it's the sculpture that comes in right smack dab in the middle.

What sorts of events and festivals do you have happening in your city?


  1. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful, fun event! Love those sculptures! You can tell a lot of work went into them. Our little town has a corn festival in August. It used to be held downtown, which was fun. They would blow a steam whistle when the corn boil was ready, and you could get a free ear of corn, dripping in butter. Heaven!

  2. Holy schmoly!! That looks like soooo much fun! Love the pink poodle! Thanks for sharing...I would certainly have to attend that event too if I lived in your area!

  3. this is hysterical! It looks like a very entertaining event! :)


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