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Papios Kinetic Parade 2016 Poster ImageKey West Art & Historical Society
Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade
May 13, 14, 15, 2016
@ Custom House Museum & Fort East Martello
February 25, 2016—(Key West, FL). Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade
Participants and spectators alike will delight in the inaugural Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade, as presented by Key West Art & Historical Society May 13-15. The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade is 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.
The event kicks off in front of the Custom House Museum with a pop-up party and registration from 5-8pm on Friday the 13th; the fantastical, family-friendly cavalcade of totally human-powered art sculptures winds its way down Duval Street on Saturday at 12:00pm on May 14th, and ends with a kinetic sculpture exhibition of the parade’s offerings at Fort East Martello from 9:30AM-4:30PM on Sunday, May 15th.
Artists, builders, and assemblers will put their creativity and engineering genius to play in the creation of Kinetic Sculpture Floats and Art Bikes. Small and simple or elegantly engineered, young or old, teams of 1-100 are welcome to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded for various categories. A kinetic workshop will be offered on Saturday, April 2nd, at Coast (6404 Front Street, Stock Island) from 9am -1pm. Registration for parade entrants is $25 for kinetic sculpture floats and $15 for art bikes; deadline is May 1st for kinetic sculpture floats and May 12th for art bike entries.
Supported in part by The Knight Foundation Knight Arts Challenge, The Helmerich Trust, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. For registration information, event schedule, entry guidelines and pre-parade workshop information, visit Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.