Sept. 5 celebrates new park, new Mark Making home
It’s great when many organizations and the community join together and create something new for the city. No matter how big or small, a project like this can go a long way to making someone’s home a little more colorful.
Residents of Glass Street are about to have two new kids on the block to look forward to: a relocated art studio and a pocket-sized park.
Newly relocated in East Chattanooga, Mark Making has expanded their art studio, allowing them to “broaden their ability to create new public art projects and greatly increase their level of impact in local underserved communities.”
In addition to the larger studio, a partnership including Mark Making and Glass House Collective with Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise has meant that a new park, called the “pocket park,” will be opening on Friday, Sept. 5 at 2509 Glass St.
The pocket park, formerly a vacant lot, will feature game tables, (soon to be) swings, green grass, and a beautiful mural.
To commemorate the openings, there will be a Glass Street Ribbon Cutting on Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m., at the 2500 block of Glass Street.
The ribbon cutting is open to the public and will feature games at the game tables, refreshments, and tours of the art studio and classrooms, led by Mark Making staff.
So if you’re looking for something fun to do to kick off your weekend, head down to Glass St. and celebrate positive change.
— Madeline Chambliss