We support:
Chattanooga Boys Choir
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
Chattanooga Theatre Centre
Creative Discovery Museum
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Chattanooga Ballet
Association for Visual Arts
Ballet Tennessee
Chattanooga Girls Choir
Hunter Museum of American Art
Shaking Ray Levi Society
Southern Lit Alliance






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Since its founding in 1969, nearly $65 million has been contributed through ArtsBuild to nurture arts and cultural organizations in the Chattanooga community.


The goal of ArtsBuild's annual campaign is to broaden the base of support for the arts, promote excellence in the arts, increase arts education in our schools, and to ensure that arts organizations in and around Chattanooga are financially stable.

Bottom line, your donation to ArtsBuild is truly an investment in our community, making Chattanooga a livelier, more enjoyable place to live, work and raise a family.

  • 1.5 million lives touched.
  • 31,000 students impacted.
  • 60 cultural institutions sustained.

Your Gift to ArtsBuild promises a return on inspiration!

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ArtsBuild Annual Campaign Donor Benefits

Get your Passport to the Arts by giving $50 or more.
Every donor of $50 or more to the ArtsBuild Annual Campaign will receive a Passport to the Arts card. The card offers a variety of discounts to many of our supported agencies.

Donors to the ArtsBuild Annual Campaign who give $250 or more are listed in the annual report and are entitled to their choice from a variety of offers to our supported agencies:

  • Association for Visual Arts // 2 Admission Passes to the 4 Bridges Festival
  • Ballet Tennessee // 2 Tickets to The Nutcracker Ballet
  • Bessie Smith Cultural Center // 20% off gift shop items
  • Chattanooga Ballet // 2 Tickets to Choreographer's Concert
  • Chattanooga Boys Choir // 4 Tickets to "Singing Christmas Tree" or 1 Celebrations CD
  • Chattanooga Girls Choir // 2 Adult and 2 Children's Tickets to the Winter Concert and Spring Concert
  • Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra // 2 Tickets to either a Masterworks or Pops Series concert
  • Chattanooga Theatre Centre // 2 Tickets to any Spotlight or Stagedoor Performance
  • Creative Discovery Museum // Museum admission for 2 adults and 2 children (one-time use only)
  • Hunter Museum of American Art // 4 Admission Tickets for Use Anytime Throughout the Year or a Catalogue of the American Collection
  • Southern Lit Alliance // 10% Discount on a 3-Day Ticket for the Southern Literature Conference


*Opting to utilize benefits can affect your gift's tax deductibility. Please consult with your tax advisor. All benefits are subject to availability.


2013 ArtsBuild Annual Campaign Donor Recognition

We sincerely appreciate the generous support of those who have given to our 2013 annual campaign drive.With your help, ArtsBuild will become stronger than ever as we embark on our new mission.

Download this PDF to see a list of our 2013 Supporters (as of 8/30/2013)