The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville (ICI) presented its seventh annual Carnevale Celebration on Feb. 12 at the Louisville Boat Club located off River Road.
The event included musical entertainment by the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra, a wine bar, antipasti and dessert tables. Paola DeMarco, the Fashion Institute of Technology student who won ICIâ€™s new $1,000 Carnevale Costume Design competition, made a special guest appearance.
In Italy, the term â€œCarnevaleâ€ signifies the period between Epiphany (Jan. 6) and Ash Wednesday.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville (ICI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization committed to the mission of celebrating and sharing Italyâ€™s unique history and culture through events and educational programs.
Photos by TIM GIRTON | Contributing Photographer