b'Envision student interacts with a sculptureProject Timeline2017Downtown Wichita received a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation to create Gallery Alley. Temporary improvements such as sculptures, caf seating, festoon lighting and a mural on the brick pavers were installed. The space served as a venue for concerts, movie nights and the monthly art crawl.2018-2019After testing the temporary improvements, the alley became a permanent public space when the City of Wichita permanently closed it to vehicular traffic in an effort to improve pedestrian safety and encourage walkability.2020Downtown Wichita partnered with Envision and received an additional grant to reinvent the alley. Five local artists were selected to create work with a conscious effort to serve all visitors, with specific consideration for individuals of all ages who are blind, visually impaired and for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.2021-2022Gallery Alley reopens as a destination for inter-sensory art experiences. The space now features five sculptures created by local artists and a new ground mural. Descriptions of the artwork are available on-site through braille and voice recordings as well as online at www.downtownwichita.org/galleryalley. Interacting with sculpture "Maitreya" Interacting with sculpture "Birds of the Prairie"22'