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A stunning new collection of paintings by Brianna Bass is on display at the LIT Gallery in St. Elmo until the end of the month. Her constant development of style and experimentation with color has caused these pieces to represent a departure from ... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:29 PM Features

This month, one of Chattanooga’s best and brightest young sculptors is moving away to pursue his career in Los Angeles, and we will miss him. Turry Lindstrom’s H.R. Giger-esque non-objective sculptures are visions of alien forms, conceived by the ... more

Oct 4, 2017 1:49 PM Features

A treasure trove of delightful mixed media copper sculptures are being made right here in the Chattanooga area by local artisan Mont Overton. These fascinating pieces walk a tightrope between folk art and fine art, ranging from playful cartoon ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM Features

This past weekend, the Southern Brewer’s Festival hosted the unforgettable indie rock duo Hank and Cupcakes. The pair are known for delivering high-energy performances that are accented by creative stage sets and costumes. The continuing ... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM Features

Chattanooga’s Lisa Michele Norris has created a line of fashion-savvy collages that are challenging the medium, and gaining national popularity. All of her fine collages are based on vintage clothing designs. For inspiration, she looks at old ... more

Aug 23, 2017 11:32 AM Features

So far this year, the state of Chattanooga’s Art Galleries has been like a train rolling down the tracks. Steady, smooth, and predictable, with the occasional stop for a cow. There haven’t been very many new galleries opening, and there haven’t ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM Cover Story

Photography is an extremely diverse and expansive realm of the visual arts. Since its invention in 1685, the camera has had a serious impact on humanity, allowing us to document the world with a new efficiency. A scene that might have taken a ... more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM Features 1 Comments

One of the most important developments in recent art history is the inception of the internet meme. Materially and conceptually, the meme is the first truly new and distinctive artform to emerge in the 21st century. This is likely because a meme ... more

Jul 20, 2017 10:01 AM Features

An exciting new pop-up art show is happening next week at Love’s Hall, aka the headquarters of Relik. Entitled “Offline,” the event promises to be a showcase of cutting edge art and music from some of our region’s brightest young artists. more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM Features

Seven years ago, the Mise En Scenesters film club started doing pop-up movie screenings here in Chattanooga. At that time, the organizers noticed that the bulk of the club’s supporters were from the art and music communities here in town. more

Jun 28, 2017 11:41 AM Features

If you like to exercise, ride a bicycle, work out at a gym, and participate in fundraisers for global charities, then mark July 22 on your calendar. The 2017 Mobile Gym Ride-A-Thon is the perfect way for you to accomplish all of these things at once. more

Jun 14, 2017 12:05 PM Features

Local luthier Jesse O’Neal is currently producing high-end electric guitars for Ergo Instruments. In addition to being finely crafted, these shredding machines are incredible works of art. No two are alike, and each makes a distinctive statement ... more

May 17, 2017 11:41 AM Features

There are many good printing companies around town, but none are quite like pre•poster•ous. The tiny North Chattanooga startup has been in the printing business for several years, and in that time they have built a reputation for design ... more

May 3, 2017 11:51 AM Features

Live Again Lumber, a new company in Red Bank, is producing some of the finest and most creative furniture in the region. The furniture’s unique aesthetic comes from a combination of upcycled materials and an innovative combination of ... more

Apr 26, 2017 11:56 AM Features 1 Comments

One of the newest members of the Chattanooga Workspace community, Mercedes Llanos, has just returned from a triumphant adventure in South America. After visiting her hometown of Mar De Plata, winning a design contest, and painting some murals ... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:22 PM Features

Chattanooga’s foremost community pottery studio, Scenic City Clay Arts, is now open in its new location in the basement of the Arts Building downtown. The large new facility is hosting a variety of classes and workshops for all ages and skill ... more

Mar 29, 2017 4:25 PM Features

If art were a research science like physics, local surrealist sculptor Matthew Dutton could be considered to be like Einstein or Heisenberg. His darkly whimsical pieces immediately lodge themselves in the memories of their observers, evidence ... more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 AM Features

For almost a year, a remarkable artist collective has been bringing new life to the South Side. Artists on the Loose is a group of eleven independent artists who share a studio and exhibition space, and lots of good times. It is not a co-op, not ... more

Feb 22, 2017 11:06 AM Features

There is truly no need to go to Nashville, or anywhere else, to record music—the industry is alive and well right here in Chattanooga. Our local studios offer a wide variety of services that can suit the needs of any recording artist, from ... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:58 PM Cover Story 1 Comments

Some of the most interesting and ruggedly original paintings coming out of Chattanooga are being made on Signal Mountain by Mark Leamon. His art can be described as a mix of Pop Art, Surrealism, Expressionism, and Dada, but from this mix emerges ... more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM Features

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