“Part street theater, part performance art, part sporting event” — Pat Keck, of the 1980s inspiration for the project, World Sculpture Racing.
Included in “the best art around Boston in 2015” — WBUR ARTery, Greg Cook
Sculpture races are short races (< 1 mile) of pushed, pulled, and select pedalled artwork in urban locations followed by exhibitions, in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council.
People’s Sculpture Racing current offers two annual races and exhibitions.
- The People’s Sculpture Race, a juried race that takes place at the Cambridge Arts River Festival each June. Applications are due in March
- The Community Sculpture Race at Danehy Park each April during the Cambridge Science Festival. This is an unjuried race; applications are due in April. PSR also participates in other Science Festival events, and some regional STEAM events.
PSR often hosts or collaborates with arts program to provide workshops to teach basics of racing sculpture building.
PSR was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2014 as a revival of and tribute to World Sculpture Racing (WSR), which took place during Cambridge Arts River Festival events for five years in the 1980s, and in other locations nationally and worldwide. Please see the World Sculpture Racing page and subpages on this site to appreciate the genius of its founders and artists and to learn more about the sculpture racing aesthetic. We thank WSR Co-Founder Geoffrey Koetsch for his kind mentorship.
— Christian Herold
EMAIL: sculptureracing [at] gmail.com