Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of bringing community partners together to create unique events and activations in downtown Covington. Enjoy a look through our previous work.
Look Here! (2017)
Look Here! Covington (#lookherecov) is an outdoor photography exhibit featuring historical photos affixed to existing sign poles to show the historical and current view of a place, side by side. Fifty photos and installation sites have been identified in and around Roebling Point, the Central Business District, Mainstrasse and the West Sixth Street corridor. The exhibit will emphasize the walkability of Covington’s neighborhoods, promoting connectivity between Mainstrasse and downtown Madison Avenue and even nod to Covington’s recent public art effort, Curb’d, in which five parking spots in urban Covington were taken over for an art installation. Look Here! Covington would not be possible without the generous support of Anne Delano Steinert and People’s Liberty.
WLWT segment about Look Here!
Make Covington Pop (2012-2016)
Make Covington Pop was a citywide initiative aimed at revitalizing our urban core by seeking out creative and ambitious entrepreneurs and encouraging them to bring their business, organization or gallery in Covington. The goal of Make Covington Pop is to activate vacant storefronts along the city’s main corridors and support and mentor small businesses that have taken advantage of this opportunity. The end result is restored vibrancy, vitality, and pride in Covington and the community.
Curb’d created immersive public experiences in the area of a parking space. The goals of Curb’d were to support the business districts in urban Covington by promoting walkability, connectivity, and placemaking and to showcase the region’s design talent through quasi-temporary public installations.
Curb’d facilitated the pairing together of business owners interested in receiving a parklet with local design teams willing to seize the opportunity to create parklets in Covington’s urban core. After reviewing over 80 design proposals from architects, designers, industrial engineers and artists, 5 were selected to be placed in front of 5 local businesses: Cutman Barbershop, Left Bank Coffee Shop, Braxton Brewery, Inspirado Restaurant + Gallery and Stoney’s Toy Shoppe. The parklets were constructed by the selected designers along with the oversight of a team of experts in construction, historical preservation and city bylaws.
The parklets remained in urban Covington for six months as part of a temporary design installation. Once the installation, the parklets were re-purposed to new homes: a brewery in Cincinnati, a vineyard in Kentucky, Renaissance Covington’s office and two personal collections.
Curb’d was a project supported by the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation, Renaissance Covington, and the MainStrasse Village Association.
For videos on Curb’d visit or visit the Curb’d website.