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