The second annual Rockland Sculpture Race took place mid-afternoon Saturday, Aug. 11, in the midst of, and sponsored in great part by, the Maine Boat & Home Show. The race was a few blocks north of the show grounds, starting and finishing at the corner of Winter Street and Park Drive.

Organized by city artist and sculpture race veteran Kim Bernard, the event mixed art, ingenuity, whimsy and community cheer as families, friends and artists pushed, pulled and/or pedaled their creations around the less-than-a-mile course.

This year’s judges — CMCA Curator Emeritus Bruce Brown, Portland Press Herald arts writer Bob Keyes and Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Editor Polly Saltonstall — conferred awards for Speed, Yute (i.e., Youth), Most Spectacular Failure, Most Outlandish, Craziest Costumes and The Crowd Loves You, as well as two Honorable Mentions to recognize labor-intensive artist-made entries.

The awards were made quickly as raindrops threatened, but the weather held back (last year’s inaugural race took place in rain) enough for the awards ceremony, refreshments and a short concert by the Blue Hill Brass. Bernard announced that the race would be back in 2019.