Chattanooga kicks off April with a new event, ARTBURST, a month-long celebration of art, artists, and the blooming of color in spring. Each week features events designed to stimulate the senses and bring new energy into the city including outdoor art exhibitions, artful yoga, art walks and bike rides, unveiling of several new public artworks, and more.
“The vibrancy of the visual arts in Chattanooga is one of the ways that makes our city so unique,” said Katelyn Kirnie, Director of Public Art for the city of Chattanooga. “ARTBURST offers numerous reasons to get out and have some incredible, one-of-a-kind, and colorful art experiences throughout the city.”
ARTBURST anchor events include: Chattanooga Film Festival (April 5-8); Spring in the Park + Sculpture Burn with John Henry and Andrew Nigh (April 7); Art in Bloom (April 7); Rooted in Color (April 12); Creating Resurgence with Albert Paley (April 12); Art on the Riverwalk with Isaac Duncan III (April 14); 18th Annual 4 Bridges Art Festival (April 21-22); and the Art120 Art Car Parade (April 28).
“It’s exciting to see this kind of attention brought to the efforts of the local arts community,” said Isaac Duncan III, local artist, and president of Mid-South Sculpture Alliance. “We have access to world-class art all around Chattanooga and it’s important that we showcase how accessible it is and how much it adds to the quality of our lives.”
ARTBURST is a collaboration between Public Art Chattanooga, ArtsBuild, Humanaut, and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau. Organizers anticipate that ARTBURST will grow each year as the arts community builds awareness of the arts in Chattanooga.
Community members and organizations can share their ARTBURST events to the online calendar HERE by selecting the “Artburst” category.
Visit artburstchatt.com and follow #ArtBurst on social media to keep up with all things ARTBURST and share your own colorful experiences.
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About Public Art Chattanooga Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) is dedicated to introducing a wide variety of high quality public art into the community, enhancing the civic environment, and enriching the lives of visitors and residents. To learn more, visit: www.publicartchattanooga.com
Since 1969, ArtsBuild has invested more than $70 million to help shape the arts in Chattanooga by supporting its many community partners, creating and funding arts education programs in Hamilton County schools, developing and managing a spectrum of arts grants programs, initiating an arts leadership program, acting as a fundraising resource, and serving as an arts advocate. ArtsBuild’s mission is to build a stronger community through the arts. For more information, visit www.artsbuild.com.
Humanaut is a Creative Agency founded in 2013 and based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Humanaut works with established clients and startups to launch new products, build brands and products from scratch and develop non-traditional marketing campaigns. Humanaut has collaborated with SodaStream, Organic Valley, West Elm, Suja, PetSafe and is an equity partner in several startups. For more information, visit www.humanaut.is.
About Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit, Hamilton County funded organization, formed to strengthen the area economy through the marketing and promotion of the Chattanooga area as a year-round destination for meetings, conventions, sporting events, and leisure travel. www.chattanoogafun.com