This Bill Murray-Themed Pop-Up Art Show in Newport Has a Bonus Murray Costume Contest

Newport’s Artifact Gallery will play host to a free one-night-only art show featuring works entirely inspired by The Murricane

click to enlarge This Bill Murray-Themed Pop-Up Art Show in Newport Has a Bonus Murray Costume Contest
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Actor Bill Murray — a man enshrouded in his own mythos — will soon have a pop-up art show dedicated to his likeness in Cincinnati. Dubbed An Ode to Bill Murray, Newport’s Artifact Gallery will play host to a free one-night-only art show featuring works entirely inspired by The Murricane.

The exhibit will feature art from 12 local artists and is produced by Pop-Up Gallery. The same group — Pop-Up Gallery — has been behind several other shows in Greater Cincinnati, including a weekend exhibit last summer at Over-the-Rhine’s Brick storefront.

When asked why they chose Murray as their upcoming event’s sole subject, artist Sara Cole said it’s simply because “everyone loves” the guy. Bill Murray costumes are encouraged and there will even be a contest to decide whose is best.

Pop-Up Gallery has partnered with local nonprofit Brighton Center, which works to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency by way of various services and programs, to take donations of clean, packaged socks.

5-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Free admission. Artifact, 114 E. Eighth St., Newport, facebook.com/popupgalleryart

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