City of West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day Arts Fairway Information Posted
West Columbia, SC (April 10, 2018) – The City of West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day has released the Arts Fairway lineup coordinated by the Jasper Project. The Arts Fairway will be located along the 100 – 300 Blocks of State Street, from 10 AM – 5 PM, during Kinetic Derby Day.
The Jasper Project’s Arts Fairway will include interactive stations, public art, live music, and performers to include: Justin Vorhis, Muddy Ford Press, Abstract Alexandra, Cola Town Bike Collective, Pat Harris, Cayce West Columbia Library and WeReadSC, Thomas Washington, Indie Grits Labs, Columbia Art Center, All:In!, Yarnbombers of Columbia, and Michael Krajewski. Popup performances will include: Brookland Cayce High School Drum Line, live painting by David West, a choir performance by Airport High School, spoken word poetry by Monifa Lemons, contemporary country music by Emma Kate Mclain, Appalachian fuzz music by Kristen Harris and Sean Thomson, live painting by Lucas Sams, alternative folk music by Cully Salehi and Todd Mathis, Jazz music by Mark Rapp, Columbia City Ballet performance, and a drum circle. More information about the Arts Fairway can be found here: http://jasperproject.org/derby-day-arts-fairway.
Kinetic Derby Day is an exciting new event produced by the City of West Columbia. The event includes a kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox car racing for adults and children, art, food, and family fun. Entry fees range from $20-$35 for non-commercial entries; business registration is $100. Kinetic Derby Day is free to attend.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands is creating the “Kids’ Area” with science stations and soapbox racing. For more information and registration visit www.kineticderbyday.com.
The Kinetic Sculpture Parade begins at 10 AM on Meeting Street. The adult soap box derby racing begins at 11 AM on Meeting Street. Adults have two race categories, Art Cars and Need For Speed. Children ages 8 and up will race on State Street. Authentic vintage race cars will be available for the younger children to race on State Street.
Volunteer opportunities range from registration, check-in, parade escorts, food truck managers, pit crew managers, parking, and more. Go to https://www.kineticderbyday.com/volunteer-sign-up for more information and to sign up.
About the City
The City of West Columbia is situated along eight miles of the beautiful lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers. Known for being friendly, welcoming and affordable, the city also has top-level schools and a myriad of dining and shopping options, as well as exemplary health care options that are within a three-mile radius. The area is ideal for commerce, thanks to its business-friendly attitude, low taxes and utility rates. The City is concentrating on economic development and is eager to attract business start-ups and/or relocations. Additionally, major interstates, highways, the airport, and Columbia are just minutes away. When it comes to recreation, West Columbia offers kayaking, canoeing, tubing, parks, waterfront concerts, 8.5 miles of walking and biking trails, and much more, including access to the renowned Riverbanks Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Waterfall Junction. More information is available at www.westcolumbiasc.gov.