The newest gallery to hit the Florence art scene opened to the public on December 18, 2016. The Street Levels Gallery inaugurated its space with an exhibition titled UNITY Wanted, highlighting the work of 18 local street artists. In their own words, the Street Levels Gallery is a space that is “part exhibition gallery, part creative hub dedicated to examining and exposing the various levels of interaction of art with the streets and the public, as well as becoming a meeting point for all young Florentine creative talents.” A place where enthusiasts can gather, artists can work together and collectors can collect. But the Street Levels Gallery’s opening in Florence is of vital importance for reasons beyond its personal intentions. Its very presence is the latest attempt to bring this underground and under-approved art form to the local mainstream. And if the opening’s crowd was any indication, it is clear there’s an eagerness to see street art gain more acceptance.