what we do

Public Art Chattanooga 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.

Public Art Chattanooga (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.

our staff



Katelyn Kirnie


project manager

Ana May



Sarah Perri



Kristen Ton

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

Rondell Crier, visual artist

Ellen Simak, Curator, Hunter Museum of American Art

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.

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