Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

Calling all inventors, sculptors, costume makers, rabble rousers, tinkerers, bike geeks, artists and visionaries! We need you to build a Kinetic Sculpture! We are seeking entries and people to start teams for the 2008 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby. The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby (KKSD) is a design competition and parade celebrating art and human powered transit. In addition to celebrating, it aims to showcase the splendors of the Kensington area of Philadelphia. Kensington, Fishtown and Port Richmond are wonderful neighborhoods with many locally owned businesses, involved residents, and a creative atmosphere.

The KKSD was started in 2007 by the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) in conjunction with the East Kensington Neighbors Association's Trenton Avenue Arts Festival. In 2007 over 2000 people came to both events where local artists fashioned human propelled vehicles shaped like alien spaceships, 2 headed eagles, pirate ships and flying pigs; local bands played great music, local restaurants and brewers provided good eats and drinks. It was a downright good time that proved people aren't too busy to create something simply for the joy of it. Please check out our website for photos and more information. We will be hosting this event in MAY 17th, 2008

PLEASE spread the word to people who might enjoy such an opportunity. All inquires can be directed to project manager-
Kathryn Doherty-Chapman at NKCDC 215 427 0350 x 120 kdoherty@nkcdc.org www.kinetickensington.org

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