West Columbia, SC (March 1, 2019, at 9:25 AM) — Registration is open for the City of West Columbia’s 2nd Annual Kinetic Derby Day on April 27, 2019. Register a Kinetic sculpture for the parade and/or a soapbox car at www.kineticderbyday.com. Members of the planning committee will be at EdVenture Children’s Museum this Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 10 AM – 3 PM, making pinwheels with the children and answering any questions about entering a Kinetic Sculpture or Soap Box Car.
West Columbia’s Kinetic Derby Day committee is actively working with schools, artists, and businesses to engage broad community participation. To register to race or participate in the kinetic sculpture parade, for volunteer opportunities, and for more information go to www.kineticderbyday.com. Registration ends on April 20, 2019. The first 25 registrants will receive a yard sign to let friends and neighbors know about your participation and encourage them to join in the fun.
Kinetic sculptures are human-powered 3D representations bringing imagination to life using pedal power, as an individual or as a team. A team may include multiple members on a bike with themed costumes or multiple participants in costume riding or walking along with a sculpture that includes kinetic movement. New components to the event this year include a Zero Gravity launch for derby racing and a literary character/book themed Kinetic sculpture parade. They can be as simple as someone in costume riding a bike or more elaborate structures like the Flying Pterodactyls or The River Guardian that appeared in last year’s parade.
The inaugural event in, April of 2018, drew over 40 soapbox racing and parade entries. Crowds lined Meeting and State Streets, in West Columbia, SC, to enjoy the kinetic sculpture parade, soapbox racing, browse the artisan village, and view the live art.