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Duveneck Art Show, Sprouts & Stouts this Weekend

Events to check out this weekend:


Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington is bringing back its annual Sprouts and Stouts Festival for Mother's Day Weekend, Friday and Saturday.

The event runs through 5 p.m. on Friday and on from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday.

The market will have an array of plants, flowers, and hanging baskets for sale from three local suppliers: Atwood Village Family Farm, Diefenbacher Greenhouses, and Millcreek Gardens.

An all-day music festival is set for Saturday with six local acts: The Boone County High School Jazz Band, The School of Rock Mason, Lauren Mink, The Turkeys, The Newbees, and The Tillers.  

There will also be food trucks and brews available.

“Trinity has been on the corner of 4th Street and Madison Avenue for over 175 years, and for all of this time, we have committed ourselves to being a part of the Covington community," said Rev. Peter D’Angio. "Sprouts and Stouts serves as one important example of this – that we welcome all of our friends and neighbors to Trinity, not just on Sunday mornings for worship, but to community events outside of the church where we get to know people, develop relationships and support programs that promote positive change in our neighborhoods.”

The events are free and proceeds will benefit nonprofits in Covington.

50th annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show

The 50th Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 11 from noon to 5 p.m. at George Rogers Clark Park on Riverside Drive in Covington.

The event and art show & sale celebrates Covington native and famed artist Frank Duveneck and is sponsored by Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, the Northern Kentucky Heritage League, and the Historic Licking Riverside District Civic Association..

Frank Duveneck was born in 1848 in Covington and lived on Greenup Street. At an early age he developed his talent as an artist, and as a teenager traveled the United States and Canada assisting in the painting of murals. When he was 21 he went to Munich, Germany to study at the art academy. After a couple of years he began to win many honors and medals. By the time he was 27 he was recognized as a celebrated artist, and so began teaching at his art school in Munich. After the death of his beloved wife, Duveneck returned to Covington where he lived until his death in 1919, and is buried at the Mother of God Cemetery.

This year’s 50th memorial art show will feature the original works of over 70 regional artists from Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. Judging will cover the four categories: painting, sculpture/3-D, graphics/photography, and fine crafts. Over $3,500 is awarded to the artists, including the presentation of the prestigious Duveneck Award that is awarded to a two-dimensional work depicting a historic landmark or scene in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The art show is free and open to the public and will include many family-friendly activities: a Duveneck scavenger hunt, a coloring contest for the kids (ages 4-7, 8-10), food trucks, and entertainment provided by the band, Moonshine & Wine. The public will also be invited to cast their vote for their favorite artist of the show.

-Staff report

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