In the heart of downtown you’ll find a pocket park featuring mosaic benches created by 225 Covington residents under the guidance of Chicago mosaic artist, Olivia Gude. In 2000, as part of the national Artists and Communities: America Creates for the Millennium, the Center for Great Neighborhoods sponsored the creation of this park which symbolizes Covington’s unique approach to revitalization.
The community art project brought residents together not only to beautify the city, but to express their vision of what they wanted their hometown to be. As a result of this project, two Covington artists have opened the MeMe Mosaic Studio (701 Greenup Street) to create mosaic art, and other community art projects. Owners Jackie Slone and Rosemary Topie were assisted by Holmes High School students. They also created the Gateway Mosaic signs standing at the entrance to several of Covington’s neighborhoods.