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. PAC oversees all temporary and permanent public art projects on City of Chattanooga property and maintains the city’s public art collection of over 153 works. PAC is administered by the City of Chattanooga and the Public Art Committee, partnering closely with the private sector to support public art projects throughout the City. The Mayor appointed Public Art Committee reviews and approves all public art projects—ensuring artworks on city property meet city regulations and national standards for excellence. The PAC team provides resources and technical assistance for artist selection, artwork design, installation and maintenance and also creates opportunities for community engagement through programming, education and advocacy.


Katelyn Kirnie, Director

Ana May, Project Manager

Public Art Committee

Chair: Virginia Anne Sharber, Executive Director, Hunter Museum of American Art
Alice Smith, poet
Austin Center, visual artist
Christa Mannarino, non-profit consultant
Dan Bowers, President, ArtsBuild
Dionne Jennings, Executive Director, Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Ellen Simak, Curator
Greg Bagby, Principal, Barger Academy
Heidi Hefferlin, architect, Hefferlin+ Kronenberg
Josiah Golson, visual artist
Rondell Crier, visual artist
Ruth Grover, Curator, UTC Cress Gallery

Our Partners

Public Art Chattanooga collaborates with many public, private and non-profit partners to expand our work throughout the City.

Benwood Foundation
Footprint Foundation
Glass House Collective
Hamilton County
Hunter Museum of American Art
Lyndhurst Foundation
MidSouth Sculpture Alliance (MSA)
River City Company
Trust for Public Land

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