March 23, 2017 — (Key West, FL). Sponsorship Dollars Available for Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Creative Support

Powered by the creativity and whimsy of artists and assemblers of all ages, the Second Annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade will roll through downtown Key West on May 6, and there is currently more than $7,000 in support funds earmarked for participating artists and schools.

Available funds come in the form of ten $500 sponsorships for artists and five $400 scholarships for schools, made possible by ‘Papio Pals’ Historic Tours of America and Margaritaville Resort and Marina. Those interested in applying for support funds can visit papiokineticparade.com/sponsorships or contact Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 x 115 for more information. Businesses interested in becoming a Papio Pal by sponsoring individual artists, artist teams and/or school groups, contact Michael Geida at 305-295-6616 x 103.

The Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade 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, Historic Tours of America, Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina and Southernmost Beach Café.   Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

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In this photo from last year’s inaugural Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade, Key West Montessori Charter School Principal Lynn Barras, Ed.M., peddles the school’s “Peace Dove” creation, crafted of nearly 100% recycled materials and “feathers” made from milk jugs, past the Custom House Museum.