Yo, creative folk. The second River Arts Festival will take place in May in Santa Cruz, and though that seems like a long way off — well next week it’ll be March … The Festival is looking for artists to show off their work as part of its Kinetic Art Cruz event. That means they’re looking for some eye-popping art work that moves, just about any people-powered thing on wheels. Let’s call it a vehicle with panache, a bicycle with attention-getting issues.
Cash prizes will be awarded for Most Outrageous, Best Use of Recycled Materials and several other categories. Now’s the time for planning. Details can be found here.
Looking for inspiration? The greatest such event has taken place in Humboldt County for years, and this year, the Kinetic Sculpture Race marks its 40th year. Surely, this will get the creative juices flowing.
Here’s some footage from last year’s event in Ferndale.