Highlandtown Art Cart Derby

 

ART CART DERBY GIVES RACE FANS ANOTHER CHANCE TO CHEER

 

As the last vestiges of the Baltimore Grand Prix are removed from downtown, race fans turn their attention to another exciting racing event in Baltimore. On Saturday, October 8, Gough Street in Highlandtown will transform from roadway into raceway as intergenerational teams compete in the first annual Art Cart Derby. Inspired by classic soapbox racing, the Art Cart Derby is a downhill race between gravity-powered carts with a single driver.

 

 

The event kicks off at 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Gough and Conkling Streets with music, food, beer and art. Beans & FrankWill Hill and Wasabi are among the bands that will be performing. The Art Carts will line up at 2pm and the Art Cart Derby begins at 3:30. Racing will continue until all carts have raced. Prizes will be awarded for Fastest Cart, Coolest Cart Concept, Youngest-Oldest Art Cart Team and Fan Favorite. Teams are encouraged to dress up in costume, adopt team cheers and rally support for their drivers throughout the event. The deadline for entering the race is October 1, 2011.

 

The Art Cart Derby is hosted by Communities for All Ages, an intergenerational initiative of the Southeast Community Development Corporation and the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. It is sponsored by the Baltimore Community Foundation, Banner Neighborhoods, Highlandtown Community Association, Patterson Park Neighborhood Association, The Loading Dock, and Southeast Anchor Library. The core mission of the event is to bring together members of the community from all generations to interact with local art and each other. To encourage people of all ages to participate, teams with members representing three out of four age group categories are eligible to receive $100 for art cart building supplies.            

 

“We wanted to create an event that would give everyone from older adults to school-age kids an opportunity to participate,” said Amanda Smit, Highlandtown Main Street Manager. “We’ve got one cart that is going to be a giant cookie! I can’t wait to see it in action!”

 

The Laughing Pint, located at 3531 Gough Street, is sponsoring Art by the Pint in conjunction with the Art Cart Derby. Art by the Pint will be a retrospective of Laughing Pint artists who have been featured in the establishment over the years. The exhibit will highlight the multiple generations represented in our artist community.

 

For more information about participating in the race, joining a team or becoming a sponsor, contact Amanda Smit, Highlandtown Main Street Manager, at 410-342-3234 ext. 26 or amanda@southeastcdc.org.

 

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Anthony's Park Mobile Arts and Recycle Center
401 S. Conkling Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
email: njagelka@gmail.com

Baltimore Threadquarters
318 S. Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD  21224      
bmorethreads@gmail.com
www.BmoreThreadquarters.com

Creative Alliance at the Patterson
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-276-1651
www.CreativeAlliance.org

Crown Cork & Seal
4401 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-327-4141
www.crowncork.com

Highlandtown Gallery
401 S. Conkling Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
301-370-0115
www.magnoliadesignsllc.com

Laughing Pint
3531 Gough St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-342-6544
www.laughingpint.com 

Mark Supik & Company
1 N. Haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-732-8414
www.marksupikco.com

Pinebox Art Center 
101 N. Haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
www.pineboxartcenter.com

Schiavone Fine Art
244 S Highland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-534-2212
www.SchiavoneFineArt.com

Skyloft Gallery & Studios
3703 Bank Street
Baltimore MD 21224
410-276-1193
www.skylofts.net 

The Bank Gallery
3210 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
443-240-5733

Veteran Artist Program
www.veteranartistprogram.org

Highlandtown Community Association
Meeting Address:
3407 Gough Street
3rd Monday of the month
at 7pm
www.highlandtown.com

Southeast Community Development Corp.
3323 Eastern Ave,
Baltimore, MD  21224
www.southeastcdc.org

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