Best Arts-Scene Helper Monkey

Casey Paquet

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Todd Bates
Best Arts-Scene Helper Monkey

You might know the tattooed, usually facial-haired Paquet from his presence at virtually every cool arts event in St. Pete, or from his day gig at marketing agency Shared Vision, or even, if you’ve been around long enough, for his involvement with the “other” St. Petersblog — the snarky one that held sway over ‘Burg creative/drunk culture before Peter Schorsch’s political site rose to prominence. But did you know he helped write insanely awesome local vaudeville-clown-escape-sideshow duo 20 Penny Opera’s latest show? Or that he helped bring Chris “Pale Horse” Parks’ ambitious Cinco de Mayo Lucha event at Nova 535 to vibrant life? Or that he helped make the recent SHINE mural festival a reality? Passionate, driven and creative, Paquet is constantly working behind the scenes (and sometimes in front of them) to get cool art exposed.

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