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Harvest the Arts & Music Fest

Saturday, October 13th 11:00am-5:00pm

The Newport History Museum @ The Southgate Street School is hosting “Harvest the Arts & Music Fest” Saturday, October 13th from11:00am-5:00pm at 215 East Southgate Street.  The event will feature the Tom Mitts Memorial Art Exhibit showcasing Newport scenes.  Other planned activities: Art Demonstrations / Live Music & More – Free to attend and open to the public.

Tom Mitts (1962-2017) was an entrepreneur and was well-known for his beautiful restoration and painting of homes in Newport's Historic East Row neighborhood. Getting a Christmas tree from Tom was a holiday tradition for many in Newport and surrounding areas for 25 years. Many will remember Tom for his humor and wit.  Thanks to the generosity of Tom’s mother, Mary Mitts, attendees will be able to see this limited showing exhibit of original oil, acrylic and chalk paintings.

Live Music

11:00am-12:30pm – Kyle Meadows - Hammered Dulcimer featuring mid to late 1800’s selections

1:00-2:00pm – NKY Brotherhood Singers - a jubilee-style, a cappella, sacred gospel quintet

3:00-5:00pm – Turned Up Band - variety of genres like Funk, Pop, R&B, Motown, Jazz, Blues and even a bit of Country

Art Demonstrations

Attendees will be given the opportunity to paint wood murals to be displayed at a later time on the Westside of Newport

Special Attractions

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (on-site) - grilled sausages, kettle-potato-chips & juices

St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Health Expo booth

Newport Independent Schools – Cardio Drumming

NKU – History & Journalism students – conducting Oral History interviews of Newport stories for future use


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