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Art and Community Group Led by Scot Kaplan

Turning barriers into gateways on the Near East side through an innovative new artful lighting installation.

Grant presentation slides courtesy of the applicant - please note final implemented work may vary from concept graphics presented


Florence Gouvrit, Donte Lenelle Allen, Woodland Park Neighborhood Association, Eastgate Garden Association, Urban Aging Residents Coalition


Near East Side

Project Status

In Development

2023 Grant Recipient

About the Project

Reconnecting two communities is at the core of the proposal, Illuminated Passages: Turning Barriers into Gateways on the Near East Side. The project uses artful illumination to beautify an existing railway underpass in efforts to increase safety for pedestrians – providing better access to neighborhood parks and amenities – and in doing so better connect neighborhoods and neighbors of Woodland Park and Eastgate. The tunnel will serve as a place to celebrate and gather neighbors with programs and events.

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