Our Town

City of Covington, Kentucky (Covington Arts)

Covington, Kentucky

$50,000

2013

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Photo of a large sign with the inscription Casablanca Vintage and the bust of a young woman dressed in WW2 clothes.

 An business owner poses with her new sign made possible by CoSign in the Northside neighborhood, Cincinnati, OH, November, 2012 Photo courtesy of Queen City Project.

The NEA grant will support CoSign, an initiative to generate artist-designed storefront signage in downtown Covington. Covington Arts will partner with the American Sign Museum and Renaissance Covington to commission local artists and professional fabricators to design, produce, and install creative signs for local businesses. The signs will be located in Covington's newly identified economic redevelopment area, highlighting the presence of both the local business and arts sectors.

Anticipated project benefits include training and employment opportunities for local artists, targeted engagement of the Hispanic business community, and successful integration of the arts into ongoing citywide revitalization efforts. Covington has a population of 40,811.