Art and Community Group Led by Scot Kaplan
Turning barriers into gateways on the Near East side.
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
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 various holidays or neighborhood pride (through modified color schemes), be a site for community clean-ups, and a backdrop to a neighborhood block party at completion.