In almost two decades the City of Bellevue’s annual Art in the Park has grown from a small event with eight enthusiastic local artists to a city-embraced yearly tradition. This year’s event will have the works of over 100 talented local and regional artists on display.
The September art show has become quite the staple in the Northern Kentucky art community. With a growing community of artists, each year brings new unique works not seen the year before by attendees.
The event puts an emphasis on fostering the next generation of artists as well. A silent auction, with items donated by participating artists, benefits all three of the local schools’ art programs. Kids also get the chance to immerse themselves in art that day, with an area of the event dedicated to hosting free hands-on art projects.
Guests can also get a taste of the local flavor of Bellevue as well. The event boasts an eclectic selection of food and desserts from over a half-dozen of its local eateries aw well as craft beer from Darkness Brewing and Braxton Labs.
As you relax in the picturesque riverfront setting right across from Mt. Adams, take in the sounds of local musicians playing throughout the day in the park’s gazebo. Discover unique entertainment you don’t get to see every day, with local belly dancer troupe Dakarai Tribaret and the Muses of Mayhem. Oh, and there are also some friendly alpacas from New Richmond Farms about, too.
Art in the Park is the perfect family-friendly event to wrap up the summer and to get a taste of the growing cultural experiences the city of Bellevue has to offer.
WHAT: Bellevue’s 18th Annual Art in the Park
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019
WHERE: Thomas J. Weithorn Memorial Beach Park (643-665 Frank Benke Way)
PARKING: Off-street parking is available. There’s also parking available near the Queen City Riverboat at the end of O Fallon Avenue.
UNIQUE EVENT FEATURES:
- Silent Auction: The auction starts at the Frame and Hang Studio Art Gallery and within the confines of the park. The proceeds from the auction will benefit art programs at Bellevue Schools.
- Prizes: A few artists will win up to $300 for their work in either Fine Art or Fine Craft. The decision is made by a group of judges. Attendees can also vote on their favorite pieces for the People’s Choice Award.
- Entertainment: Live music from local Bellevue artist, belly dancers, and free art for kids.
- Food: Local restaurants, craft beer, and wine will be available at the front of the park. This includes Darkness Brewing, Braxton Labs, and others.