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May 4-6, 2018
Parade Day is May 5th - 5pm
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​2018 Production/Artists

Confirmed Kinetic Sculptures

Cody White, Ryan Saca & Alex Holst 
KEY WEST, FL 33040
Dee Dee Green
Dee Dee Green
820 Ashe Street 
Apt. 103
Key West, FL 33040
Suzanne Brown
1200 Fourth Street
Key West, FL 33040
Dave DJ Johnson
David Johnson
1406 Petronia Street
Key West, FL 33040 
Cayman Smith-Martin
please make check payable to: 
​KEY WEST, FL 33040
Melissa Jean McDaniel & Neal Ruchman
Please make check payable to:
PO Box 4196
Key West, FL 33041
David Hutchinson
506-A Frances Street
Key West, FL 33040

Confirmed Art Bikes

Virginia Wark
1705 United St
Key West FL 33040
Materials: recovered items from trash & recycled stuff. Yard sale finds, donated flotsam, anything not nailed down that's got a cool vibe.

Confirmed Schools

​​Horace O'Bryant
Group 1 Art Class, 6-8th grade
Contact: Ashlie Hood and Katie Holtkamp.
Kinetic Coach: Susan Brown

Group 2 STEM Class, 8th grade
Contact: Cynthia Haupt.
Kinetic Coach: TBD- maybe none

Key West Montessori Charter School​
Lynn Barras Wk (305) 293-1400 ext 53430
​Contact:Lynn Barris
Kinetic Coach: Steve Linden

​Key West Collegiate Academy
Contact: Tom Rompella
Kinetic Coach: Steve Linden


Deadline for Kinetic Sculpture Floats: May 1          
Registration: $25
Deadline for Art Bikes: May 4      
Registration fee: $15
*Free registration for KWAHS members
*All registered floats and art bikes require parade numbers, specifically for judging purposes. Participants that are not registered are not eligible for awards. All registered participants will wear a wristband

Friday, May 4 --tbd
6:00PM-7:00PM - DSS on kinetic art (tentative speaker: Molly Ross) (Adele Williams)
7:00PM-8:00PM - Porch Party - Notes: band, music, bar, etc. (Shawn Cowles)

Saturday, May 5
2:00PM - 5:00PM – Parade line up, starting between Margaritaville and the Custom House, procession will extend down to waterfront (Wonderdog Productions/Shawn Cowles/Dani Holliday)
*water, beverages, snacks, bar, etc...Margaritaville will run a cash bar from 3:30-5:30PM*
5:00PM - 6:00PM  - Parade - route TBD
5:00PM - 9:00PM – after party concert at KW Amphitheater - Notes: stage, sound, band, awards ceremony, bar and food (Wonderdog Productions/Shawn Cowles/Dani Holliday)
*ensure bar is visible/have multiple, tent area for shade, floats and bikes will take over what space?

Sunday, May 6:
9:30AM-4:30PM: Papio Museum Day
*Free admission to the museum all day, emphasis on Papio Gallery/collection

Call out to artists and schools:
Two artists for four schools
Artist commitment to each school: 1 Hour Brainstorming Session
and two three-hour workshops

Judging (TBD):
- All floats and bikes must be numbered
- Criteria/metrics must be established for each award category
- Judges still need to be selected
- Extra judgy judges needed (ie: rodes and wigs)

Administration: Michael F. Gieda (KWAHS Executive Director)
Production: Wonderdog Productions, Shawn Cowles (KWAHS Operations Manager), Dani Holliday - Exact break down of duties is required
Artistic Direction: Wonderdog Productions/KWAHS Administration
Educational Outreach/DSS/Kinetic Kids Day: Adele Williams (KWAHS Director of Education)
- Wonderdog Productions:, social media
- Carol & Cricket: written releases, Papio & KWAHS Facebook page (Cricket), liaison with media outlets
- Notes: All social media posts are to be posted on the event page first and then to be shared individually. All branding/releases/posts for the event must include the Key West Art & Historical Society. This does not apply the event logo.All major releases must be approved by KWAHS Administration before distribution

Grants & Papios Pals:  
State of Florida/Monroe County TDC: KWAHS has a General Operating grant with the State of Florida and a Destination Grant with the TDC.  ALL materials must include the following language:
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. Additional support provided by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

Papio’s Pals:
Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marine
Historic Tours of America


Parade line up

General Info 

Hello Kinetic Artists, Volunteers, Production Crew & Official Kinetic Judges! 
The Big Parade is coming up this Saturday! We're so excited to see your Kinetic Sculptures & Art Bikes.A little info to help make The Weekend run smoothly:

ARRIVAL TIME: For all Kinetic Sculpture Artists AND Art Bike Participants please arrive NO LATER than 3:30 PM. You can begin arriving as early as 2 PM. The Pit (or Staging Area) will be open to the public at 3:00 PM. 

ENTRY NUMBERS: This year we will have Entry #'s for both Art Bikes and Kinetic Sculpture Floats - so you will need to check in with one of the production crew, volunteers to make sure you have an official number. Numbers will be 8.5" x 11" laminated and zip tied to your entry. (These are what the judges will be using to identify the winners of the different prize categories.)

PRE-PARADE WORKSHOP: ​Children of all ages are welcome to join us for a pre-parade workshop from 3-5PM. Bria Ansara, Art Educator at May Sands Montessori School, will be guiding attendees in making unique art, using recycled materials. From flags, wearable art, and kinetic sculptures; there is no limit to what can be made. Miss Ansara will lead the group in marching along with the parade to display their creations. Donations of recycled materials will be collected in the art room of the May Sands School starting in April. Please be sure to wash and clean all recycled donations before dropping them off 

MUSIC?! Kinetic Sculpture Float Artists Only! If you have a special song you'd like playing while you pass by the judges station, please send us the name & artist ASAP so we can have that ready. 

ROUTE: Please see the 2 maps attached for a visual aide as to the route, the pre-parade line up outline, and the layout of the after party & concert at The Key West Amphitheater. Any parade participants will be lined up alongside the Custom House & behind Margaritaville Resort - once the parade begins (5:00 PM SHARP!) the route will take you down Front Street, in front of the Custom House, turning right onto Duval Street, following all the way to Southard Street where we'll turn right and head for the KW Amphitheater. 

JUDGES: Please plan to begin your judging of Kinetic Sculptures & Art Bikes no later than 4:00 PM ! You will be provided a handout with criteria for the various prize categories and have 45 minutes to walk through the staging area to view the Kinetic Sculptures & Art Bikes up close. Judges will be asked to take their seats in the VIP seating area promptly at 4:45 PM. 

Key West Amphitheater
Advance tix $25 Gen. Admission
VIP $75 (Includes: Back Stage Meet & Greet, Poster Signing, VIP Seating & Two Drink Tickets)
Children Free
Festival/Party Atmosphere - more details coming

Food & Beverages available for purchase

SUNDAY: Free Museum Day at Fort East Martello, emphasis on Papio Gallery

QUESTIONS: If you have any further questions between now and parade day, please don't hesitate to send any of our production crew an email or a text! We're here to help. 
Morgan Fraga: 305-393- 9619,
Liz Love: 479-200-4689 
Marky Pierson: 305-619-2275, 
Shawn Cowles: 305-923-3337, 
Dani Holliday: 305-797-4116,


KWAHS Golden Papio Award: $1,000.00 Best overall kinetic sculpture float that includes consideration of kinetic motion, design, creativity, recycling, costumes, theatrical appeal, and crowd appeal. 
Green Machine Award: $250.00 Best overall kinetic sculpture float with the most recycled materials and environmental message. 
Out of this Weld Award: $250.00 Best overall kinetic sculpture float with the most intricate welding design.
Pedal Pusher Award: $100.00 Best overall art bike that displays creativity, design, recycling and crowd appeal 
The Barefoot Stanley (Or Kinetic Kids) Award: $500.00 For the school whit he Kinetic Sculpture Float that WOWS the crowd and uses principles of STEAM, creativity and recycling 
Kinetic Pit Crew Award - Best Crew: For the Pit Crew that as Happy Spirits and is Super Helpful
Pilots' Choice Award: Kinetic Sculpture Float Participants vote for their favorite Kinetic Sculpture (not including their own!)
Golden Duct Tape Award: For the Kinetic Sculpture Float that couldn't quite hold it together 
Chariot of Fire Award: For the Smokin' Hot Blazing Speedy or Sleek Art Bike
Junkyard Dog Award: Best Animal Participant