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The barrels are coming back!

NKY is the "Gateway to Bourbon Country"

As we did in 2019, we are again celebrating bourbon and art by working with local businesses and artists to create barrels that will be placed in NKY's entertainment and business districts.

 

Visitors and residents will be able to "take the walk," as the barrels lead them to interesting and exciting destinations.

The NKY Bourbon Barrel Walk will go live on July 23, 2022. Join us for the kickoff event, Roll Out the Barrels on July 21 and for a guided tour of the walk on July 23.

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Everyone is welcome!

 

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of 100 custom-painted bourbon barrels

and the start of the year-long NKY Bourbon Barrel Walk

Thursday July 21 at 7:00

in the Gallery at Newport on the Levee

This is the only time all the barrels will be together in the same place, so come enjoy our unique combination of art, bourbon and local businesses.

  • Ribbon cutting at 7:15

  • Meet many of the artists and sponsors

  • Enjoy a close-up look at the art

  • Cash bar

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Join us for a guided tour of some of Covington's barrels

 

On July 23, you can see parts of the Covington Bourbon Barrel Walk, while learning about the artists and sponsors. Along the way, you'll also see more public art and interesting architecture.

The tours will be at 9:00, 11:00, 3:00 and 7:00 on Saturday July 23.

Register for a free Walk here.

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About the Organizers of the NKY Bourbon Barrel Walk

About the NKY Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to promote and support the development of strong businesses and a vibrant economy in the Northern Kentucky region, through leadership and advocacy, resulting in a better quality of life for all.

 

About the Catalytic Fund

The Catalytic Fund executes high impact real estate development projects in Northern Kentucky by connecting people, place, and product with capital and technical expertise. This privately funded, not-for-profit company is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that brings non-traditional growth capital to communities in need of thoughtful investment in underutilized sites and buildings. The Catalytic Fund provides loans and investments, real estate consulting services, and vibrancy programs as its three-part community development strategy.

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