As anyone who has picked up a paint tube or a chisel knows, the arts can be messy.
The Bayshore Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency found that out this week as the board and Collier County commissioners took up a dilemma over murals in the burgeoning arts district in East Naples.
By the time the dust had settled, the redevelopment agency had voted to approve two murals that county code enforcers had cited for violations. The agency also had put in place a moratorium on new murals until rules could be hashed out.
A crowd of supporters gathered outside the CRA offices before the agency’s Tuesday night meeting to cheer the two Bayshore business owners whose murals had been cited.
“I’m glad it’s over,” Naples Beach and Bay Realty owner Diane Sullivan said afterward. “I’m glad we can do business and go about making Bayshore a great place to live.”