As part of ongoing enhancements to the Alliance for the Arts ArtsPark and campus, the Alliance announces the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Plaza, on the southwest corner of its campus. The Plaza is made possible by a $25,000 gift from the Club to the Alliance for the Arts. To commemorate the project, a Rotary plaque will be installed and dedicated this summer.
“The arts and Rotary have long been intertwined,” says past president of Rotary Club Fort Myers South and Edison National Bank Vice President, Greg Blurton. “The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is honored to support the Alliance ArtsPark, as it is the perfect opportunity to bring together our similar mission of transforming lives and improving culture and community through inspiration. We are thankful to partner with the Alliance to dedicate the Rotary South Plaza for our community to enjoy – ultimately building goodwill and better friendships.”
The Rotary South Plaza is part of the overarching Alliance ArtsPark & Water Wall. Completed project highlights include new crosswalks, sidewalk, pathways, lighting, landscaping reflecting SWFL ecosystems, a new contemporary building paint job and a reshaped retention basin that is more effective at collecting and cleaning stormwater. All enhancements will be anchored by the installation of the Caloosahatchee Water Wall by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Singer.
“Our club is proud to support this plaza which serves not only to beautify the community, but also makes the Alliance for the Arts’ ArtsPark even more accessible and welcoming to the residents of local neighborhoods along McGregor Boulevard,” says current president of Fort Myers Rotary South, Kerri Goldsmith. “The leaders of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South understand the widespread impact of the arts on our community and are thrilled to partner with Alliance for the Arts on this project.”
“The Alliance is proud to have a space dedicated to Rotary South and their mission to unite people and take action to create lasting change across the globe,” says Alliance for the Arts Board President and rotarian Jon Romine. “Rotarians are known for their passion and commitment to sustainable projects from literacy to education to water and health. Like our fellow Rotarians, the Alliance is working hard to improve the health and wellness of our neighbors and neighborhood through the arts and campus beautification. It’s a perfect partnership.”
For more information on the Alliance for the Arts or the Alliance ArtsPark, visit ArtInLee.org.