AVAM Kinetic Sculpture Race

AVAM Kinetic Sculpture Race

Hosted by American Visionary Art Museum

May 5, 2018 – American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)

Hundreds turned out to send off the wonderful, wierd and wacky contestants in the American Visionary Art Museum’s annual Kinetic Sculpture Race.

Folks had a chance to check out all the competing vehicles…

…chat with their creators and crew…

…and take plenty of pics!

Pictured (LtoR) Peter Kjome, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra president/CEO; Douglas Hamilton, retired Hamilton Associates CEO; Peter Bain, AVAM board member; and Millicent Bain, community volunteer

Pictured (LtoR) Bill Gilmore, retired Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts CEO; and Ted Frankel, Sideshow at AVAM owner

Pictured (LtoR) Bruce Beran, “Wheel Estate” steerer; and Tom Weir, bike enthusiast

Rebecca Hoffberger, AVAM founder/director, addresses the crowd before the start of the race

Pictured (LtoR) “Revenge of the Sea” crew members: Muriel Rigiel; and Megan Wimmer

Pictured (LtoR) “Tick Tock the Croc” pit crew members: Heather Haegele; BJ Haegele; and Josh Silva

Pictured (LtoR) Mike Ricigliano, cartoonist; and Terri Ricigliano, Baltimore County Public Schools special education reading specialist

Then, they were off for a race around the harbor, over hills, through a mud pit…ending up testing their seaworthiness in Canton’s waters.

…while back at the AVAM barn, the trophies awaited.


Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.