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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.

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2019 EVENTS

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april 1st

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2019 EPIPHONE GUITAR: STUDENT ART SHOW OPENING

SONGBIRDS

MONDAY 5:30PM - 8:30 PM

free admission

Songbirds Foundation is proud to partner with Dogwood Arts, Epiphone Guitars, and the Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival to host the opening exhibit of the 2019 Epiphone Guitar Design Contest. In January 2019, high school and middle school students from across East Tennessee submitted hundreds of designs, and 20 students were selected to paint guitars for this year’s exhibit and auction. These one-of-a-kind guitars will be on display at the Songbirds Guitar Museum for the month of April.

 

APRIL 4TH

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ALLEY HOUR

COOPER’S ALLEY AT 10 EAST 7TH STREET

THURSDAy 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

On the first Thursdays of the month this spring, check out Chattanooga’s newest reason to be happy at Alley Hour sponsored by HUTTON, Market City Center, Tinker Ma, Inc. and Lamp Post Properties. While Alley Hour will fill Cooper’s Alley with live music by Rick Rushing & the Blue Strangers, businesses along the corridor will feature alley hour specials.

 

APRIL 5TH

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BLACK FRIDAYS

MILLER PARK

friday 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

free ADMISSION

Black Fridays is a series of festival-like events focused on economic development within African American communities. The events will provide space for Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists to engage, empower, and educate in return improving the overall economic landscape of the greater Chattanooga area.

 

APRIL 5TH

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OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS - EMERGING ARTISTS

Chattanooga workspace

friday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

free ADMISSION

Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio, engage with art enthusiasts in our community, and watch demonstrations across a variety of mediums. Ooltewah High School art department students will present their senior art exhibition in the WorkSpace Gallery, and Erica Kurktchi is the featured artist in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor. Guest artists will fill the hallways and common areas on each floor. Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served by Dish T’ Pass. This is a family friendly event & admission is free!

 

April 8TH

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“CARMEN”: A PREVIEW IN THE PARK

MILLER PARK

MONDAY 11:30 AM

Join Bob Bernhardt and cast members from the CSO's production of “Carmen” for a lunchtime musical preview. You'll hear some of opera's most popular and famous music, including “Carmen's” "Habanera," Escamillo's "Toreador Song," Don Jose's "Flower Aria," as well as the ensembles that make “Carmen” one of the greatest operas ever written. This event is free and open to the public.

 

APRIL 11TH - 14TH

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CHATTANOOGA FILM FEST

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE AND THE MOXY CHATTANOOGA

THURSDAY - SUNDAY

Admission - Starts at $40

The Chattanooga Film Festival loves everything about cinema: the films, filmmakers and audiences; the critics, collectors and curators; and most especially the popcorn. The first ever Chattanooga Film Festival was held in 2014, and has been quickly making a name for itself among film-lovers, filmmakers, and the film industry.

 

APRIL 12TH - 14TH

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4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL

FIRST TENNESSEE PAVILION

FRIDAY 6:30 - 10:00PM

SATURDAY-SUNDAY 10:00AM

FRIDAY : PREVIEW PARTY EARLY BIRD ADMISSION : $100

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: $5 ADMISSION AT THE DOOR

An essential part of Chattanooga’s creative capital, 4 Bridges Arts Festival (4BAF) cultivates and inspires an appreciation for the visual arts by creating opportunities for exchange between working artists and the public. The festival will begin with the Preview Party, a ticketed, gala-style event scheduled for Friday, April 12. The festival officially opens to the public on Saturday, April 13 and continues through Sunday, April 14. Highly-anticipated and culturally-prominent, 4BAF is a juried art show that receives applications from visual artists from across the country. More than 450 artists from 35 states submitted applications. The festival will showcase the distinctive talents of 130 artists and offer $10,800 in cash awards to artists selected by the 2019 jury panel.

 

April 13th

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BOOK FIESTA

CLIFTON HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SATURDAY 1 - 4 PM

free admission

Dramatic read-alouds of the best kids' books out there, interactive large scale art installations, gardening, painting, soccer, bubbles, and chalk all afternoon long. Come play with us!

 

April 13th

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NATIVE VOICES EVENT DAY

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM

SATURDAY 12 - 4 PM

Free entry with purchase of museum ticket

As part of the temporary exhibit lasting until May 12, the museum is offering visitors opportunities to interact with and understand indigenous groups. The event will highlight Native American artists that will share their traditions through different art forms.

Monday - Friday, April 22 - 26 : 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Artist in Residence : Choctaw beadwork with Sally Wells.

 

APRIL 18TH

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JAZZ AND ART

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

THURSDAY 6:00 - 7:00 Pm

Free entry with purchase of museum ticket. UTC students free with ID

In honor of national jazz month, we welcome a UTC jazz ensemble to our galleries for a performance and discussion on the relationship between music and art.

 

APRIL 26TH - 27TH

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ECO FIELD DAY: ART COMPETITION

MILLER PARK

FRIDAY 11:00AM - 3:00PM

SATURDAY 11:00AM - 4:00PM

The theme of 2019 Earth Day is “Species Preservation”. We are seeking creative art work made from only recycled materials featuring your favorite animal. Artwork will be on display for People’s and Judge’s Voting & Awards! People will have the chance to "Vote" by placing money into voting boxes next to each entry.

 

April 27th

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SPRING INTO SCULPTURE

SCULPTURE FIELDS AT MONTAGUE PARK

SATURDAY 12:00 PM - 10:00 pm

Live music, food trucks, art, beer+wine tent, and more; sculpture burning should begin around 9:15pm.

 

APRIL 27TH

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THE ART OF SOLAR DYEING

CRABTREE FARMS OF CHATTANOOGA

SATURDAY 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

admission: $45 for non-members, $40 for members

Katy Light, a master fiber artist, will teach participants all about the art of solar dyeing. Solar dyeing involves infusing fibers with vibrant colors using natural materials and solar energy. Not only will participants learn the process to recreate easily at home, but they also will take home a jar with fibers and natural dyeing materials.

 

Ongoing ARTBURST experiences

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Alyson Shotz: Unfolding

THE HUNTER MUSEUM

Chattanooga Workspace

River Gallery Sculpture Garden

Outdoor Sculptures at the Hunter Museum

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Song Birds

GUITAR MUSEUM