Dreamer’s Garden: Local artist creates a gate for the Garden
February 1, 2024
Press release from City of Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places program and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce that a new artist-crafted gate has been installed at Dreamer’s Garden, located at the corner of NW 4th St. & NW 10th Ave.
“Gate of the Muses for Ray Charles” is a functional art piece created by Yaw Owusu Shangofemi (a.k.a. Hassan) using iron and mixed media. The project was made possible by Yaw’s generous donation of the artwork.
Dreamer’s Garden was created as a sensory garden that is meant to stimulate all five senses: sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. The garden provides space for neighbors to grow vegetables and fruit while allowing visitors to connect to nature in its beautiful surroundings. Click here to view photos of the garden.
Funding for the brick columns to support the gate along with sidewalk and fence repair at the gardens was paid for by the City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places program. J.A.M. Construction, Inc. a small local business, performed the masonry work at a project cost of $8,600.00.
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