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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. 

And see the full list of events at:  CHATTANOOGAFUN.COM

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2018 EVENTS

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April 5th - 8th

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CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL

Chattanooga Theatre CentRe

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

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 8TH

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BURNIN' BRIDGES MURAL JAM

4310 Oakland Ave, ALTON PARK

SUNDAY 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This year the Burnin’ Bridges Mural Jam is coming to Aton Park! Planned for a massive warehouse located on Oakland Ave., this will be the biggest and most exciting Burnin’ Bridges event yet. An extremely diverse group of over 25 professional mural artists from around the country will descend on Chattanooga and work their “art magic” for the Alton Park Community. On April 8th from 2 - 4pm meet the artists and see the murals at the mural jam event.  This will be the largest street art project and event of its kind ever held in Chattanooga.

 

April 7th

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SPRING IN THE PARK & SCULPTURE BURN

Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

SATURDAY 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

It’s a day of family fun on the Southside when Sculpture Fields celebrates its second anniversary with Spring in the Park. Enjoy live music, picnic from fun food trucks, visit the beer tent, experience artists creating their paintings and drawings outdoors, check out the new children’s area and finish off the day with witnessing the awe-inspiring sculpture burn of a 30-foot wooden structure by artist Andrew Nigh when he sets his creation ablaze.

 

APRIL 7TH

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ART IN BLOOM

Reflection Riding Aboretum & Nature Center

SATURDAY 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take a nature walk with the Hunter Museum and Reflection Riding. Students will become both botanists and artists as they use field journals to record their discoveries in nature and create prints inspired by the textures, sights, sounds, and smells that accompany the blooms of spring.

 

APRIL 12TH

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ROOTED IN COLOR

Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

THURSDAY 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Jazzanooga presents JAM Fest ‘18 and “Rooted in Color” an African American visual artist showcase.

 

April 12th

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CREATING "RESURGENCE"

Hunter Museum of American Art

THURSDAY 6:00 - 7:00 p.m

The Hunter Museum partners with Public Art Chattanooga to welcome sculptor Albert Paley to speak about his work. His sculptures can be seen here at the Hunter as well as other locations in Chattanooga and his work is featured in prominent museums and public collections internationally. Paley’s monumental work, "Resurgence" will soon be installed along the Riverwalk at Blue Goose Hollow. This evening Paley will share more about the process of creating "Resurgence" for Chattanooga's Riverfront.

 

APRIL 13TH

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MEET THE MAKERS: Sculpture & Whiskey

Chattanooga Whiskey Event Hall

FRIDAY 5:30 - 7:30 p.m

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and Public Art Chattanooga celebrate the Art on the Riverwalk - Sculpture Exhibition and invite you to meet the makers behind 4 of the 10 featured artworks in the show. Join the sculptors, Andy Light, Roger Halligan, Eric Stein and Larry Millard for an intriguing panel discussion and drinks with special guest curator and world renowned sculptor, Albert Paley.

 

APRIL 13TH

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LAURA McMILLIAN: Pounding Branch

LIT Art Gallery

FRIDAY 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for an opening reception of Laura McMillian's new installation and performance work developed during her time in Chattanooga with ARC: Artist Residency Chattanooga. The exhibition will be up for two weeks and after the opening, will be available by appointment at LIT Art Gallery. 

 

April 14th

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ART ON THE RIVERWALK: Bike Tour

RIVERWALK - Wheland Foundry Trailhead

SATURDAY 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) and Public Art Chattanooga invite you to join MSA president and local artist, Isaac Duncan III for a 3 mile bike ride and tour of the Art on the Riverwalk - Sculpture Exhibition. The ride will begin at the Wheland Foundry Trailhead and end at Blue Goose Hollow. Bring your own bike or rent a bike at the trailhead.

 

April 21st

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CLEAN & GREEN

Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza

SATURDAY

From clean up to greenery efforts to temporary murals, this is your day to give back in your downtown.

Mural by: Kevin Bate

 

APRIL 21ST

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ARTFUL YOGA: Sound Sight and Sensation

Hunter Museum of American Art

SATURDAY 1:30 PM - 3:00 pm

Sensory for the soul, today’s artful yoga will blend sight sound and sensation led by Yoga Landing  instructorAly Haugland. We’ll begin with a gallery exercise followed by the yoga practice

 

April 21st & 22nd

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FOUR BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL

First Tennessee Pavilion

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

4 Bridges Arts Festival (4BAF) is Chattanooga’s premier outdoor cultural event. Established in 2000 by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), 4BAF is a juried show, offering awards totally $15,000 and showcasing the creative and distinctive talents of artists from across the country. 

 

APRIL 28TH

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MEET ME AT THE PARK: “Clamber, Scramble, Traverse”

Sterchi Farm, South Chickamauga Greenway

SATURDAY 10 aM - 2:00 pm

Join the Trust for Public Land and the City of Chattanooga, Public Art Chattanooga and Open Spaces divisions for the opening celebration of the environmental artwork and adventure trail by artist, Adam Kuby. Come explore South Chickamauga Creek and Greenway at the beautiful Sterchi Farm park. Bike, Kayak, SUP, explore and play in this beautiful green space in the heart of East Chattanooga. Attendees will be the first to experience “Clamber, Scramble, Traverse” an adventure trail by Adam Kuby along with BBQ, music and activities with Outdoor Chattanooga.

 

April 28tH

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ART 120: Scenic City Art Car Weekend

Station Street & Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens

SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 10PM

Art 120 kicks off this year’s event with a Tailgate Party & Art Car Cruise-in on Station Street from 9am-3pm. Enjoy artists, art cars, costumes, face painting, bubbles galore, and vote for which school will take home the coveted Golden Gnome Award and $500 courtesy of Rock City. The fun turns to fantasy at night in the Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens for The Art Car Fashion Ball. Mingle among the glow of the art cars and gowns re-imagined/engineered by students from The Howard School Art Department and VWeLAb. Makeup and hair done exclusively by the talented members of The Howard School Cosmetology Department. Music, food, and fun!

 

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Ongoing ARTBURST experiences

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Under The Mexican Sky

THE HUNTER MUSEUM

New Media, New Millennium

THE HUNTER MUSEUM

Chattanooga Workspace

River Gallery Sculpture Garden

Outdoor Sculptures at the  Hunter Museum

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Song Birds

GUITAR MUSEUM