Fun with Fifi – Volunteering at the Kinetic Sculpture Race

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Fifi the Poodle (Fifi Kahlo) takes on the sandpit in 2012
Fifi the Poodle (Fifi Kahlo) takes on the sandpit in 2012

Baltimore is known for so many wonderful things.  We’re known for being SuperBowl champions, we’re known for Cal Ripken, Berger Cookies, The Wire, John Waters, Natty Boh, Johns Hopkins, our crabcakes, our harbor, and so very much more.  One of the most quintessentially “Baltimore” events is the Kinetic Sculpture Race each May.  Hosted by the much beloved American Visionary Arts Museum, the Kinetic Sculpture Race is equal parts brilliant and absurd. Their website defines a kinetic sculpture as “amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for the race.”  These sculptures travel a 15 mile course over 8 hours, from Federal Hill to Pratt Street, from a swim through the harbor in Canton to a race through mud and sand pits in Patterson Park.

For a successful race, the AVAM needs more than just masterminds that create the sculptures.  They need volunteers – countless volunteers.  If you’re interested in becoming a part of this incredible city event, then you are in luck.  In order to volunteer, you simply need to attend one of their two 2-hour meetings, and then spend May 4th making Race Day happen.  As an added bonus, you get (and are required) to wear a silly outfit.  Meeting dates are this Saturday, April 13th from 10a-12p, and Thursday, April 25th from 6p-8p.

Saturday, April 13th
Thursday, April 25th

The American Visionary Arts Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD

To participate in one of the most unique and creative events in the city!


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