Mayors' Award for the Arts

Chattanooga and Hamilton County have long relied on public art as a way to express its unique identity and draw tourists from across the region. Public art along the waterfront tells the story of Chattanooga’s rebirth -- a city once on the decline is now an outdoor destination, a booming manufacturing hub, and a center for innovative start-up companies. But our public art does not only showcase our assets. It reminds of us of our struggles and problems that remain to be tackled through our common efforts.

This important reminder of our successes and shortcomings would not be possible without the support of our business community, who time and time again has supported our creative community.

That's why Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger are establishing the Mayors' Award for the Arts to be awarded to a business that goes above and beyond to support art in Chattanooga.

Nominations for the inaugural Mayors' Award for the Arts are now closed - thank you to everyone who submitted!

This year's winner will be announced at the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce's Annual Banquet on August 24th. For more information on the banquet, click here.