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In 2018, we invited Northern Kentucky

to dinner. 

The NKY Picnic Table Project's goal was to bring people together through art and food.

The community's response was incredible.

NKY Picnic Table Project
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Here's how it worked:

Buy a table

Over 70 "communities" (including cities, neighborhoods, families, churches, schools, clubs, and businesses) purchased a table for $500 ($400 for nonprofits). All the tables were delivered to a warehouse. Click here to see a poster of the completed tables.

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Decorate it

We had several painting parties where folks came together to decorate their tables. Paint, refreshments and other supplies were provided. Click here to watch a table being painted and see photos from the painting parties.


On June 16, 2018, all the tables were lined up along the Purple People Bridge for a giant community picnic over the river! More than 600 people came together to share a meal (the main course was burgers and hot dogs donated by Glier's) and enjoy the original art on all the tables. Click here to see photos from the picnic and a drone video of all the tables on the bridge.

NKY Picnic Table Project