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May 5-7, 2017
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​Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade 2017

Friday, May 5
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM - Distinguished Speaker Series on Stanley Papio and kinetic art
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM - Reception on the porch of the Custom House
Saturday, May 6
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Parade line up
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM - Pre-Parade Workshop (More Info)
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM - Parade kicks off in front of Custom House and proceeds down Duval Street to the Southernmost Beach Cafe
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM – Beach party and award ceremony at Southernmest Beach Cafe & FREE Concert featuring the Legendary JC's! 
Sunday, May 7:
  • 11:30AM-3:30PM -  Papio Picnic & Kinetic Kids Day at Fort East Martello
  • 12:00PM Papio Exhibit Tour at Fort East Martello
  • *Free admission to Fort East Martello all day

Pre-Parade Workshop Info

- Open to children between the ages of 6 and 13. Parents are more than welcome to join and are encouraged to create along with their children, though there will be some volunteers present to assist. 
- The purpose of the workshop is to create "wearable art." (I.E.: a necklace made out of old bottle caps, a fancy hat made from newspaper, a dress made from construction mesh... ) Though recyclable materials will be collected via donations throughout the month of April, participants/families are encouraged to bring anything from home that could be transformed into art or a sculpture. Bring items to the workshop and we will develop them there, with assistance from Bria Ansara. 
- Parade Attire: I would love to see the participants wearing bright colors, try to avoid wearing patterns. (Our wearable art will stand out more against a bright SOLID background). 
- Remember to bring SUNSCREEN & A WATER BOTTLE. Parents should keep in mind that it is a long walk, the length of Duval Street. There will be a water/break station approximately halfway through the parade route at the San Carlos. 
- There will be a short demonstration at 10:15 AM so it's recommended that participants show up as early as possible to make the most of their time at the workshop. 
- Workshop participants will be registered as a group. No need to individually register. We will likely be at the beginning of the parade, before the bike sculptures, marching as a group to show off our creations. 
- The workshop will take place behind the Custom House in the small garden area near the back parking. There will also be a breakfast area. Breakfast is free, and so is the workshop.
- Stanley Papio was a creative and unique artist who settled in the Florida Keys and worked as a welder. He found beauty and functionality in items that most people would discard, or look at as "junk." This workshop will serve to inspire children to discover the artistic potential of everyday items that we often overlook. We will be bringing new life to these recycled materials, creating interesting and unique works that would make Stanley Papio proud.