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Visit Baltimore to Offer Free Bus Tours to City Neighborhoods on May 6

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On one day next month, Baltimore residents and tourists alike can be chauffeured around on guided bus tour to explore many of the city’s commercial neighborhoods.

Kinetic Sculpture Race is ON, Set for June 14

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kineticsculpIt may be a little hotter, but The American Visionary Art Museum won’t be skipping this year’s Kinetic Sculpture Race. The annual moving-art romp around the city is set for June 14.

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.

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