February 19, 2020 — (Key West, FL).  Get started on your Art Bikes and Human-Powered Kinetic Sculptures for the Fifth Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade

Love pedaling the Zombie Bike Ride? Trade your bike’s ghoulish gear in for some renegade recycling, don a costume to complement your creation, and join in on this year’s Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set to kick off at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, on Saturday, April 4 at 12:00pm. Co-produced by Key West Art & Historical Society and Wonderdog Productions, the family-friendly kinetic (think art with parts that move!) parade is a perfect way to put your creative and engineering genius on display and revel in the pedal or push fun.

Human-powered Kinetic Sculptures and Art Bikes can be simple, whimsical, futuristic, or fantastical, and teams of any number and age can enter. Recycling is highly encouraged, wit and humor loudly applauded. Cash prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, including a youth/school category. Registration is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes, with registration fees waived for Society members.

Get inspired by the parade’s namesake Stanley Papio, the late Florida Keys folk artist and humorous rebel metal-artist who explored the value of recycled materials long before it was hip to be rusty, and check out the ongoing “Stanley Papio: Junkyard Rebel” exhibit at the Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd, featuring more than 100 of the late artist’s large-scale sculptures.

For registration information and guidelines visit papiokineticparade.com.  Supported in part by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, The Helmerich Trust, Destination Florida, Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman, P.A., and Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

IMAGE:Small and simple or elegantly engineered, teams of any number and age can enter the Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade, set to kick off from the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, at noon on Saturday, April 4.