Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another Baltimore Original Scratched from Our To-Do List

Every year the Baltimore Visionary Art Museum holds a Kinetic Sculpture race. What's a kinetic sculpture race you ask? Exactly what it sounds like - giant man powered moving sculptures racing through the city streets. These sculptures are not only mobile but also amphibious in order to cross a section of the bay and are required to go through a mud pit. AMAZING! There are crazy outfits for the racing teams and the spectators, bubbles everywhere, free temporary devil tattoos, men dressed like old cat women, a huge Alice in Wonderland caterpillar, rubber chickens, a Brazilian percussion band, balloon animals, dancers, and sock monkeys all before the race even begins - What a day!

More info can be found on the race website along with a complete list of official rules. I would strongly suggest checking out the 2011 photo album. http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/

This year marked the 13th annual race. James and I caught a glimpse of the the sculptures before they took to the road. Here are a few samples of what we saw. The event is very hard to explain; the pictures don't do it justice. 

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