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April 4 & 5, 2020
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2020 Production

2020 Production/artists

Kinetic Sculpture Floats


Suzanne Brown
NEEDS Sponsorship
1200 Fourth Street #183
Key West, FL 33040
[email protected]

Dee Dee Green
NEEDS Sponsorship
Team Name: Dynamic Junk Pedalers
1300 White Street
Key West, FL 33040

Jeremy Hackworth
NEEDS Sponsorship
Theme: Star Wars
Key West, FL

Melissa Jean
PO Box 4196 Key West
FL 33041
[email protected]

Steve King
NEEDS Sponsorship
1200 4th Street
Key West FL 33040

Cayman Smith-Martin
NEEDS Sponsorship
KEY WEST, FL 33040

Art Bikes


Virginia Wark
[email protected]
1705 United St
Key West, FL 33040

David Hutchinson
NEEDS Sponsorship

School Groups

Kinetic Coaches:

Crystal Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 305-407-0801

Kevin Lisinski
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 401-500-6387

Suzanne brown
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 305-360-3013

Empowered Youth Project , Kinetic Coach: Crystal Smith
Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea , Kinetic Coach: Crystal Smith
Somerset Island Prep , Kinetic Coach: Crystal Smith
Gerald Adams Elementary , Kinetic Coach: Crystal Smith
Sigsbee Charter School , Kinetic Coach: Suzanne Brown
HOB , Kinetic Coach: Suzanne Brown
May Sands Montessori , Kinetic Coach: Suzanne Brown
Montessori Children's School , Kinetic Coach: Kevin Lisinski

Production Notes

Deadline for Kinetic Sculpture Floats: April 1          
Registration: $25
Deadline for Art Bikes: Apr 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, April 3
6:00PM-7:00PM:  DSS Presentation ? Need Details

Saturday, April 4
10:00AM - 12:00PM:  Parade line up, starting between Margaritaville and the Custom House, procession will extend down to waterfront (Wonderdog Productions/NEW PERSON AT KWAHS/Michael Gieda)
* water, beverages, snacks, bar, etc. - Margaritaville will run a cash bar from 10:30AM - 12:30PM *
12:00PM - 1:00PM:  Parade – Custom House – Front – Duval - Southard - Quay - Amphitheater
1:00PM - 3:00PM:  Papio Parade After Party at Southernmost Pocket Park
Notes: stage, sound, band, awards ceremony, bar and food (Wonderdog Productions/KWAHS CONTACT)
* ensure bar is visible/have multiple, tent area for shade, floats and bikes will take over what space? *
1:15 - 1:30PM:  Awards (approx.)
1:30PM:  BAND?

Sunday, April 5
9:30AM - 4:30PM: Papio Museum Day -- is this still happening?
* 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: robes and wigs)

Administration: Michael F. Gieda (KWAHS Executive Director)
Production: Wonderdog Productions, KWAHS PERSON- Exact break down of duties is required
Artistic Direction: Wonderdog Productions/KWAHS Administration
Educational Outreach/DSS/Kinetic Kids Day: Kristina Callaway (KWAHS Director of Education)

- Wonderdog Productions:, social media
- Carol & Cricket: written releases, liaison with media outlets
- Cori: Papio & KWAHS Facebook page (Cricket)
- 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 & Papio's 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
The Helmerich Trust

Parade Line Up

Parade Day Assistants

Marky Pierson: 305-619-2275
Lea Moeller: 305-393-7122
Layla Barr: 720-284-1829
Party Starters -- Wonderdog Crew
Pony Charvet - sound trike?
Brandon Beach - sound trike?
Arlo Haskell - stilts?
Dave Johnson - stilts?
Mystery Blob Appearance?
Miranda Pirata - hula hoops?
Bria Ansara, Joy Nulisch, Jeanne Fraga - Clowns?
Judges - ?

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 10:30 AM. You can begin arriving as early as 9 AM. The Pit (or Staging Area) will be open to the public at 11:AM

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.)

PAPIO'S RECYCLED WORKSHOP: Children of all ages are welcome to join us for a recycled workshop at the Key West Amphitheater after the parade. Gabriela 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. 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

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 at The Southernmost Pocket Park between Southernmost Beach Resort and The Southernmost Mansion.  Any parade participants will be lined up alongside the Custom House & behind Margaritaville Resort - once the parade begins (12: Noon  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 the end of Duval Street.

JUDGES: Please plan to begin your judging of Kinetic Sculptures & Art Bikes no later than 11:00 AM ! 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 11:45 AM.

Southernmost Pocket Park
Parade Entrants Free
KWAHS Members $5
General Admission $10
Food & Beverages available for purchase
Kid Land/Zone - Dani has more details

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.

Marky Pierson: 305-619-2275 [email protected],

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