The city of Naples recently received the official go ahead from the state to begin plans on an Art Gallery under the Gordon River Underpass. The gallery will be a first of its kind in Florida and will display art from both local children and professional artists. Naples architect Matthew Kragh and his firm designed the gallery to help attract locals and tourists alike to the Gordon Underpass.
The Gallery will be filled with art from local schools and artists that will be put onto tiles and placed on the walls of the Underpass. The plan is to transform the160-foot wide underpass into an exhibit unlike any other in the state. The gallery will display artwork that will tell the history of the Gordon River and The Naples Bay.
So far the planning for the gallery is in its initial stages. The county will be funding this $250,000 project through private and public partnerships between the city of Naples and several other private organizations, including the Von Leibig Art Center. The project should take about two years to complete making Gordon’s River Underpass a destination not to be missed.