Red Line Speeds to Victory
It's not exactly the Red Line but you could call it "rapid transit." Red Line Community Liaison John Enny teamed up with friends and neighbors, including driver Liam Tallon, to participate in the first-ever Art Cart Derby held October 8th in Highlandtown – taking home the trophy in the "Fastest Art Cart" category. Inspired by classic soapbox racing, the Art Cart Derby is a downhill race between gravity-powered carts with a single driver. Prizes were also awarded for Coolest Cart Concept, Youngest-Oldest Art Cart Team and Fan Favorite.
The Art Cart Derby was hosted by Communities for All Ages, an intergenerational initiative of the Southeast Community Development Corporation and the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. It was sponsored by the Baltimore Community Foundation, Banner Neighborhoods, Highlandtown Community Association, Patterson Park Neighborhood Association, The Loading Dock, and Southeast Anchor Library. The core mission of the event is to bring together members of the community from all generations to interact with local art and each other.
"The Art Cart Derby was a great opportunity to raise awareness of the Red Line and also join with organizations and residents in the Highlandtown/Greektown station area to foster community and creativity," said Enny.