March 20, 2018 — (Key West, FL). Call for Artists for the Key West Art & Historical Society Fourth Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade

Key West Art & Historical Society invites artists, builders, and assemblers to put their creative and engineering genius to play and on display for the Fourth Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade (think art with parts that move), set to kick off at the Custom House Museum in Key West, Saturday, May 4 at 12:00pm.

Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age can enter this pedaled or pushed sculpture parade.Human-powered Kinetic Sculptures and Art Bikes can be simple, whimsical, futuristic, or fantastical—the only requirement is that they are physically moved by you (and/or a teammate(s)). Recycling is highly encouraged, wit and humor loudly applauded. Cash prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, including a youth/school category.

Inspired by and named for the late Keys artist Stanley Papio, a humorous rebel metal-artist who explored the value of recycled materials long before it was hip to be rusty, a full weekend of kinetic revelry kicks off Friday, May 3 and runs through Sunday, May 5.

Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members. Registration deadline is WHEN for kinetic sculpture floats and WHEN for art bike entries.

For registration information and guidelines and a full event schedule, visit papiokineticparade.com.   The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade is supported in part by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, The Helmerich Trust, Margaritaville, Keys TV, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

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Key West based artist Suzanne Brown created a tribute to Shel Silverstein and his story “The Giving Tree” for last year’s Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade.