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Carnegie hosts 12th Annual Art of Food event Feb. 9 — chefs and artists celebrate food as an art form

On Friday, February 9 from 6-10 p.m. The Carnegie will once again bring together top chefs and artists to celebrate the intersection of art and food for a complete sensory experience with its annual event, the Art of Food.

Popular with foodies and arts lovers alike, the Art of Food celebrates the powerful impact of art and food as demonstrated by the culinary-inspired creations of local artists and top chefs from across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.

Art of Food 2017 event (Photo courtesy of Joe Simon)

“The Art of Food is always an incredible event for our attendees and participants,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “We’re looking forward to seeing what the chefs and artists have come up with this year.”

Attendees will enjoy sampling edible creations from 20+ restaurants and culinary artists, while surrounded by food-inspired art and high-energy performances from local and regional visual and performing artists such as Lindsey Whittle, Bill Ross and Bob Scheadler, Joe Girandola and the UC Duct Tape Studio, Tony Dotson, Sarah Dunagan FOREALISM TRIBE, and Pones, Inc. Music will be provided by DJ Mowgli and DJ Surge.

“The Galleries will be filled with a unique variety of works from popular local artists, including a giant, colorful installation that will be transformed by our performers,” added Matt Distel, The Carnegie’s Exhibition Director. “It’s a dynamic and fun presentation that I think attendees will really enjoy this year.”

New for 2018, the Art of Food will expand outside the walls of The Carnegie’s historic building, into a large heated tent on The Carnegie’s front plaza to accommodate the increase in participating chefs and anticipated attendance. The Carnegie’s upstairs galleries will be transformed into a private VIP lounge area featuring complimentary beer and wine.

Cost to attend the Art of Food is $50, $35 for Carnegie members. VIP tickets are available for $75. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday through Friday, noon – 5 p.m., by phone at  (859) 957-1940 or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Food is served while supplies last.

Featured Culinary Artists and Restaurants

The Art of Food Chefs:

Participating Visual and Performing Artists Lindsey Whittle, Bill Ross and Bob Scheadler, Joe Girandola and the UC Duct Tape Studio, Tony Dotson, Sarah Dunagan FOREALISM TRIBE, and Pones, Inc.

Event Sponsors:

Media Partner: Cincinnati Magazine
Chef Sponsors: Johnson Investment Counsel, Art Design Consultants, Creation Gardens
Artist Sponsor: Anonymous
Wine Partner: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Bourbon Partner: Maker’s Mark
Beer Partner: Braxton Brewery
Rental Partner: Snappy Tent Rentals

Hosts: Ron Bates and Randy Lasley, Dustin and Amy DiChiara, Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell, M. Katherine Hurley and Jens G. Rosenkrantz, Joe and Dale Meyer, Phil Nuxhall, L. Timothy Giglio

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