Key West Art & Historical Society’s Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade

Key West Art & Historical Society’s Second Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture & Art Bike Parade rolled through downtown Key West on Saturday, featuring some two dozen Kinetic Sculpture Floats and Art Bike entries crafted by people of all ages.  Co-produced by Wonderdog Studios, the annual rolling cavalcade is held in honor of the late Key Largo folk artist Stanley Papio, a rebellious welder-turned-artist who explored recycled materials long before it was hip to be rusty. An exhibit of more than 100 of Papio’s sculptural objects and three-dimensional constructions are now housed in a permanent KWAHS exhibit at Fort East Martello Museum in Key West.

Papio celebration events began on Friday evening with a porch party at the Custom House Museum and continued into Sunday with Kinetic Kids Day at Fort East Martello Museum. Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society and May Sands Montessori, the afternoon of activities included games, slingshot rockets, hula hoops, crafts, face painting, a waterslide, bake sale, hotdog and lemonade stands and live music.