Take a walk among the arts this Friday evening.
Galleries, outdoor sculptures, and murals—it’s no secret that local art helps make Chattanooga shine. And there’s always room for more. It’s nice to hear about a project like Open Spaces, bringing the community together to add splashes of color to a few blank windows.
Earlier this year, River City Company challenged local artists, makers, technologists and creative thinkers to design interactive displays for empty storefront windows throughout the downtown City Center neighborhood.
With a total of 19 installations complete, River City Company and the Lyndhurst Foundation are celebrating the launch of Open Spaces on Friday, Oct. 3 with a party that is free and open to the public.
Starting at 7 p.m., at the Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza, art-lovers can tour the installations and meet the artists involved with each display. A reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and art and tech demonstrations will follow at 8 p.m.
According to organizers, the installations, which span from 6th St. to MLK Blvd. and Chestnut St. to Georgia Ave., will be on display for one year or until the space is leased.
Spend an evening downtown and experience Chattanooga’s newest works of art. After all, you never know what inspiration you’ll find…
For more information, including a list of artists, visit openspaceschattanooga.com
— Madeline Chambliss