McCallie Walls Project is drive-through art gallery
Chattanooga’s artistic side continues to grow as the city’s first drive-through art gallery makes its debut on April 12 at 10 a.m. Kevin Bate, recipient of the now gone-but-far-from-forgotten grants program Makework, has been planning the McCallie Walls Mural Project for two years now.
Phase One of the project will feature local artists Hollie Berry, Miki Boni, Anna Carll, Jarred Green and Ali Kay to paint creative murals along the McCallie Avenue Corridor.
Bate’s idea of street art is sure to please Chattanooga’s eclectic residents.
“There is something about putting art in public spaces for everyone to see that appeals to me, “ said Bate. Phase One will be followed by two more phases, one featuring student artwork for the walls and the third highlighting a musical theme. The grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday during Highland Park’s Neighborhood Day. The event will allow spectators to meet the artists—and maybe even get the opportunity to contribute to a mural.
The McCallie Walls Mural Project, extending along McCallie Ave. between Holtzclaw and Orchard Knob Avenues, transforming the Highland Park and Orchard Knob neighborhoods, will be Chattanooga’s longest-running murals project, lasting from this month all the way through summer and fall.
Get inspired, grab a brush and make your mark on McCallie. Keep track of the project at facebook.com/McCallieWalls