PARADE LAB, Katrina Brees

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Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry of the Keys

The colors, the creativity, the costumes!

Parade season ignites the best ideas and inspirations on our island and brings them to life. What you don’t often see are the countless hours of behind-the-scenes creative work it takes to make the magic.

This month, we’re opening a window into the process and transforming our gallery into an incubator for creative expression. NOLA parade producer Katrina Brees oversees the fun, offering tips, tricks, and design guidance along the way.


Join Parade Lab!


The Studios sets aside the Sanger Gallery for the month of October for artists and community members to share space and inspiration for their creative parade concoctions. Orbiting the granddaddy of them all – Fantasy Fest – Key West has almost too many parades to count: junkanoos, Zombie bike rides, tutu runs, walking parades, kinetic parades, and even teeny tiny parades.


Throughout the month, New Orleans-based parade producer Katrina Brees will be on site, sharing ideas, tips and techniques – both informally and in a series of workshops.


Want to join the fun? Send a quick email to with a description of who you are and what you’re planning. Participants are encouraged to make their spaces as fabulous as their parade outfits, and you can join as an individual, or a team. Space is limited, and going fast! FREE!


Parade Lab Participants get:


  • A designated space in the gallery approximately 8 x 10’, plus shared space
  • 24 hour access for the month of October
  • Some shared tools and supplies
  • One-on-one consultation with Katrina Brees
  • The camaraderie of other parade makers!

Details & Links


Gallery Hours:

Tue – Sat, 10AM – 4PM

Oct 4 – 28

Opening Reception:

Tue Oct 4, 6 – 8PM


533 Eaton Street


Katrina Brees