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Kern Studios was founded in 1932 as a float building company for New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parades. Since then, Kern Studios has expanded across all areas of specialty fabrication and creative theming. We work with clients on a global scale to bring big ideas to life for parades, custom props, outdoor advertising, special events, celebrations, and more. We combine traditional craftsmanship and innovative technology to create unforgettable experiences.


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We create concepts that are original and feasible. Our turnkey services begin with in-house concept design and development using 3D models, original sketches, and maquettes. In our 250,000 square foot facility in New Orleans, we combine traditional craftsmanship of our sculptors, painters, welders, and carpenters with cutting-edge technology like our seven-axis Kuka sculpting robot. Our logistics department handles every detail of parade and prop production from transportation, storage, route management, permits, insurance, and police escorts.

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We provide the best tools for parades, themed environments, outdoor advertising and experiential marketing, and special events. If you are interested in learning more about how Kern Studios can provide you with an exceptional entertainment experience, contact us today.

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Kern Clientele

From international corporations to small businesses, these companies trust Kern.