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May 5-7, 2017
Parade Day is May 6th - Noon
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​human-powered art sculptures take over key west!

​Festivities all weekend: Downtown Key West May 5-7, 2017!
Schedule of Events
2016 Highlight Video of the Kinetic Weekend!
2016 Parade Photos by Nick Doll

​Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade - Saturday, May 6, 2017!
​Parade Kicks off at NOON!

​Participants and spectators alike revel in the family-friendly, art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculpture and art-bike parade (think art with parts that move) created in honor of the late Florida Keys rebel folk artist Stanley Papio.
 
Want to build a Papio parade entry yourself? Human Powered Kinetic Sculpture Floats 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. Welding, wheels, gears, wire, or glue?—it’s entirely up to you. Cash prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, including a youth/school category.
 
Stay tuned to this website for updates on 2017 registration, workshops, prizes and parties.
 

Who was stanley papio ?

​If you drove through Key Largo during the 1970s, you would have passed by the 'junkyard' of metalworks artist Stanley Papio. He was described as, 'a gadfly among moths, an artist unloved in a community of artists, a true individual, as inflexible as cast iron and as hard to weld.'   READ MORE 
Papio Kinetic Skull and Crossbones T-shirt

PAPIO T-Shirt

Stanly Papio inspired T-shirts are available for purchase at Fort East Martello - $20.00
Proceeds to support KWAHS's mission
Stanley Papio Sculpture Exhibit at Fort East Martello
​“Stanley Papio: Junkyard Rebel” is now a permanent exhibition at Key West Art & Historical Society's Fort East Martello. Featuring more than 100 of Stanley Papio's sculptural objects and three-dimensional constructions. READ MORE!

​Presented by: The Key West Art & Historical Society

​PRODUCING partners: Wonderdog Studios