Past Projects & Programs

Public art has played a key role in creating some of Chattanooga's great public spaces, revitalizing neighborhoods and connecting communities. In addition to managing a collection of over 100 permanent works, Public Art Chattanooga oversees a wide variety of temporary and permanent public art projects throughout the city. Projects include rotating sculpture exhibitions in public spaces, permanent commissions, art in neighborhoods throughout the city and temporary projects. The artwork selection process is modeled after those of public art programs around the country. All artists and artworks are selected through an open competition and committee review process. Great care is given to gather panelists who represent diverse areas of expertise and viewpoints so that artworks selected are artistically excellence, varied and relevant to the site.

Art on Main Exhibition

Art on Main, a rotating outdoor sculpture exhibition, integrates the sculpture of artists from the Southeast region along the streetscapes Chattanooga’s bustling Main Street. The exhibit underscores the critical role that Chattanooga artists and public art play in the revitalization of the city’s urban core. Art on Main was established in 2006 and is made…

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Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Outside Sculpture Exhibition

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Outdoor Exhibition was produced by Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) in cooperation with Public Art Chattanooga, the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County as part of the twentieth anniversary of the Tennessee Riverpark. The show features 20 works by members of MSA and the Chicago Sculpture Alliance and was made possible by the…

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On the Fence Exhibition

On the Fence is a temporary public art project designed to reveal the potential of Main Street, an area at the center of urban revitalization currently obscured by chain link fences in the Southside district of downtown Chattanooga. To complement renewal efforts, local artists, graphic designers, architects, schools, and individuals were invited to submit designs…

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Public Art Chattanooga

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