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April 22, 2023
Papio Returns!
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human-powered art sculptures take over key west!

2019 Highlights

Photos by Carol Tedesco

Parade Ends AT Pocket Park

Parade ends at Duval Street Pocket Park at 1400 block of Duval Street. 

T-Shirts for sale!

New t-shirts will be available for purchase during the Papio Kinetic Parade weekend at the Custom House. 

Parade Line up Map

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.

Maximum dimensions for the Kinetic Sculpture Floats:  
10' Wide  x  11' Tall  x  30' Long

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 
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

The project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of the Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.