Benefitting AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race

Presented by Tröegs Independent Brewing

A toga party benefiting the Kinetic Sculpture Race

This party will be toga-lly awesome!

  • When: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • What Time: 8pm – 11pm
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT
  • Note: 21 & over party

EAT, DRINK, AND WEAR TOGAS at the American Visionary Art Museum's TRÖEG-A TOGA PARTY on Friday, March 16, 8-11pm. The God of Craft Hops, Tröegs Independent Brewing, bestows blessings upon the American Visionary Art Museum as our partner in a night of dancing to tunes by Collective DJs with Carl Jr, and art-making to benefit the 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race! Enjoy a feast of eats from local restaurants Encantada, Little Havana, Handlebar Cafe, and Sticky Rice, plus refreshing beers courtesy of Tröegs. Make and take home a craft using Tröegs bottle caps, labels, packaging, and fun supplies from AVAM's treasure trove! Raffle items include a Behind-the-Scenes Tour for 4 by the Orioles and a voucher good for any show at Center Stage during its 2017-2018 season.

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Click here to purchase tickets. Please note this is a 21 and over party. All attendees must show photo ID at the door for admission.

  • Early Bird: $25, $20/Members (by March 9)
  • Regular: $35, $30/Members (after March 9)

Thanks to our restaurant partners!

Encantada  Handlebar Cafe
Little Havana

Sticky Rice Baltimore


What is the Kinetic Sculpture Race??

2015's Grand Champ Kracken Upcycle (Kinetic Baltimore)

  • When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Time: All Day Race starts @ 10am!
  • Where: Begins & ends @ AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)
  • Cost: FREE for Spectators!

From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (do you know this person?)! The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots. Pilots ("Kinetinauts") compete for the most coveted GRAND MEDIOCRE EAST COAST CHAMPION AWARD (finishes right in the middle), and the highly prized NEXT TO THE LAST AWARD (finishes, well, next-to-last), and other serious trophies including ART, ENGINEERING, BEST BRIBES and more. The all-day race kicks off at 10AM at American Visionary Art Museum (arrive early to take part in the Opening Ceremony and Blessing of De Feet). Other great spots to see the vehicles are the 1st Checkpoint atop Federal Hill; The Water Entry at the boat ramp at Canton Waterfront Park; the uphill Mud-Pit in Patterson Park; the not-so-quick-Sand Pit in Patterson Park; and, of course, anywhere along the 15-mile route throughout Baltimore City. For more information—including past race photos, inspiration, costume ideas, route map and a handy Spectator's Guide—visit: