FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 22, 2016) —  The monumental 23-piece iron sculpture exhibit by internationally-renowned artist Edgardo Carmona that has become a popular attraction on the streets of the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District will remain in the area through May of 2017.  As a result of the city’s request to keep the monumental exhibit in historic downtown for as long as possible, JAXI, the firm responsible for bringing the popular installation to downtown, has worked with the artist to extend the duration of the exhibit.

As part of their commitment to the continued growth and success of downtown as a vibrant, culture-rich urban destination, JAXI, developers of ALLURE and the recently-announced ONE condominiums, brought the magnificent exhibit to downtown in January of 2016 through a private-public initiative and titled it “Allure Your Senses.” The artwork is positioned in various outdoor public spaces, predominantly along First Street and Hendry Street from City Hall to the riverfront.

“The Public Art Committee continues to witness the excitement by visitors to the River District as they experience the ‘Allure Your Senses’ exhibit within historic downtown Fort Myers,” says Jared Beck, Chair of the Fort Myers Public Art Committee. “Retaining this significant collection for another season will further enhance the arts within the River District and further enthusiasm for the value of public art.”

“Allure Your Senses” artist Carmona is from Colombia. He combines his work as a designer of machines and steel buildings with artistic sensitivity to create sculptures carved out of iron. He develops “characters that make Cartagena what it is” from multiple parts or structural elements, such as rods, tubes or pieces of steel. Each piece weighs anywhere from about 200 pounds to more than 1,000 pounds, and most are 7 to 10 feet tall. The exhibit in Fort Myers is the North American debut for this collection. Prior to that, it was on display in Paris.

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ALLURE will be a luxury high-rise condominium community consisting of two, 32-story towers featuring a total of 292 for-sale residences offering unobstructed views of the Caloosahatchee River.

A variety of thoughtfully-designed, open floor plans priced from the mid $300s offer one, two and three bedrooms, natural gas ranges in chef-inspired kitchens, smart technology features, private entrance elevators, assigned covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access, and more.

A few of the planned community amenities include: riverfront promenade; private screening room with cutting edge audiovisual equipment and theater-style seating; state-of-the-art fitness center; pool deck with heated, cascading, infinity-edge pool overlooking the water; “Allure Your Senses” rooftop gardens, social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables and areas for relaxing and quiet reading; high-speed Internet access in all public areas, and many other luxury features.

For more information on ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294), option #1, visit the sales gallery at 1300 Hendry Street, or online at

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