Published: Sep 02, 2014 11:17 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - For the first time ever, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is opening their second floor to the public.

An ongoing project since 2003, the completed second level features new multipurpose spaces for exhibits, visual and performing arts education, recitals, plays, and other group events & activities.

The space also comes complete with theatrical and gallery lighting, with new quartz flooring that will complement the buildings original marble and terrazzo.

The second floor also includes newly installed sculptures: "Hanging On," "Flight of Fancy," and the "Athlete," by Rainer Lage?mann. All three can be seen from the second floor window, capturing life-size climbers in various gestures and motions.

A three story sculpture by Marvin Gralnick, entitled “Federal Fantasy Flight,” is also debuting and features components from the building's past life as a Federal Courthouse. Including letters from the front of the building, brass stars ?from the judge’s bench, even a large gear at the? base of the sculpture from the? old elevator.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and official opening on Friday, September 5th at 6:00 p.m.

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Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown River district of Fort Myers.