As part of ongoing enhancements to the Alliance for the Arts ArtsPark and campus, the Alliance celebrated the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Plaza with a dedication ceremony on Sept. 16. The Plaza, on the southwest corner of the Alliance campus, is made possible by a $25,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South to the Alliance for the Arts.
The Rotary South Plaza is part of the overarching Alliance ArtsPark & Water Wall. 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 are anchored by the installation of the Caloosahatchee Water Wall by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Singer.
“We are enormously grateful for the Rotary South gift and all of the Rotarians that brought this place-making project to fruition. The Plaza has helped transform the gateway into the City of Fort Myers by creating a striking outdoor space where people can get creative and connect,” said Alliance for the Arts executive director and CEO, Lydia Black.
“The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is honored to be part of the ongoing improvements to the Alliance for the Arts ArtsPark. The Rotary South Plaza will serve as a gateway for the community to safely access the Alliance and enjoy all of the outstanding programs they offer,” said Suzi Ward, President of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South. “Our club is thrilled to be part of these enhancements, which will serve our community for many years to come.”
For more information on the Alliance for the Arts or the Alliance ArtsPark, visit ArtInLee.org.