Closeup of a multi-colored mosaic showing houses and a street that's a public art work in Covington, Ky.

Learn about NKY’s beautiful, quirky public art on a Free Guided Walking Art Tour

To celebrate and share the public art in NKY’s river cities, the NKY Public Arts Network hosts a website called NKY Art Tours. The free, self-guided tours provide information and stories about the murals, mosaics and statues that enliven the eclectic neighborhoods of Covington, Newport and nearby towns.

Now, you can go on a free, guided walk to get better acquainted with these works of art.

Jill Morenz, who runs the Public Arts Network for the Catalytic Fund, leads the tours. A planned, guided free tour will be on Saturday, June 5. On this tour, Morenz is excited to showcase what she calls the “quirky public art in downtown Covington.” Although the walk is only a mile long, there is a lot of art to see. The group will meet in front of Point Perk Coffee at 10:00 am. Reserve a spot here.

The tour will be held “gentle rain or shine” unless the rain is heavy. In case of cancelation, registered attendees will be notified by email.

The Public Arts Network also offers customized walking art tours for groups of 6 or more. Pricing depends on the route and number of people. To learn more about both the guided and self-guided art tours, you can check out the website here.

Morenz says, “It’s fun to learn the backstories and discover new details of the art we might pass by every day.” She hopes these tours will bring together people who love to explore urban neighborhoods and learn new things.

Street art in Covington, Ky. depicting multi-colored faces with big eyes by artist Galo.