And this summer, we’re going to provide more ways to collaborate, innovate, and create a stronger Chattanooga than ever.

#createCHA with us!

Acts of creativity, big and small, are occurring throughout our city every day. Maybe you’re working on a new music track, performance piece, or recipe at home. Maybe you’re planting a garden, helping paint a mural, or developing a vacant piece of property in your neighborhood. Maybe you’re creating a brighter day for someone by spending quality time with a young child or senior citizen.

However and wherever you’re creating a better Chattanooga, we’d like to hear about. Document what you’re doing on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, and tag your photo or video with #createCHA. We’ll be sharing our favorites here and through our own social media channels all summer long.

As part of the City of Chattanooga’s 2018 “Summer of Creators”, Mayor Andy Berke’s office will launch a book club -- Books With Berke -- that examines the themes of creativity, collaboration, and changing the world.

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Attend one of these events!

Chattanooga is bursting with inspiring and engaging public events this spring and summer, and we’d love to see you out and about! Click the links below for information about these and check back for more events and updates in the weeks ahead.

Meet Me At Sterchi Farm. Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join us for the opening celebration of the environmental artwork and adventure trail. Come explore South Chickamauga Creek and Greenway play in this beautiful green space in the heart of East Chattanooga.

Saturdays at the Chattanooga Public Library events. Every Saturday, each of public library branches hosts free, age-appropriate activities that teach kids and families how to read, play, cook, make music, and have fun.

ArtsBurst. Artburst is Chattanooga's month-long celebration of art, artists and the blooming of color in spring. Every week you'll find events and destinations designed to stimulate the senses and bring new color and energy into the city.

Maker Faire. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

Leavitt AMP Chattanooga concerts. The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series, presented by Jazzanooga, returns for a second year to invigorate the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, once again shining a light on the area’s renowned musical heritage and building upon the momentum of the past year to solidify its position as a thriving cultural destination.

Send a postcard to the future.

If you joined us at the 2018 State of the City speech, we asked you to write short postcard to your future self. What will you create in Chattanooga this year? Fill out the form below to let us know:

SOTC Postcard

Check out what our partners are doing!

In a city of creators, everyone has something to give and something to do. Click the links below to see what some of our partners are doing this summer.

Chattanooga Public Library

Public Art Chattanooga

Innovation District of Chattanooga

The Tivoli Foundation

Glass House Collective

Stove Works

Should your organization be listed here? Drop us a line at Please include your contact information and a link to your website. Thank you!


Stay in touch.

A summer of creators is just getting underway, and we’re going to be doing more fun stuff in the weeks and months ahead. We’d love for you to stay involved. Fill out the form below to receive emails about what we’ve got planned.