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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

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

The Plein Air painting movement is becoming increasingly popular in Chattanooga art circles, a development that makes perfect sense for one of America’s best outdoor cities. Plein Air, from the French “Open Air,” has its roots in mid-19th century ... more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Features

One of Chattanooga’s most important natural resources is its artists. A perfect example of this is renowned painter Kevin Bate, who in addition to art has created the McCallie Walls Mural Project ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM Features

Going into its fifth year, the Chattanooga WorkSpace continues to be a hub for the arts. In the small, unassuming building across from the ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM Features

Some of the most interesting eye candy available for your viewing pleasure this holiday season is being produced by Chattanooga’s Lauren Coakley. An expert behind the lens, Lauren ... more

Dec 21, 2016 11:19 AM Features

This Friday the Townsend Atelier is offering a unique opportunity to study the process of two master painters, Timur Akhriev and Mia Bergeron. Located in the Arts Building on 11th Street, the Townsend is ... more

Dec 14, 2016 11:33 AM Features

Many patrons in Chattanooga are already familiar with Romanova Arts, an organization that has been sponsoring pop-up shows and an online gallery since 2015. This innovative artist representation service is the brainchild ... more

Nov 23, 2016 10:37 AM Features

A truly delightful and creative series of music videos and video games is underway for "The Unstoppable" Jamal Traub, one of the Chattanooga music scene’s newest additions. His first album ... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:49 PM Features

In the past year, Wohlgle Mut the Drunken Satyr has become something of a household name in our local music community. Joshua Songs lodges his character into the memories and minds of his audiences ... more

Oct 26, 2016 1:08 PM Features

One of the most ancient techniques for crafting jewelry is making a comeback here in the Scenic City. Wrapping wire around precious stones is a process that has been used for thousands of years, with some ... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:39 PM Features

Eddie Bridges has a quote hanging in his home that he looks at every day. It reads, “The true meaning of life: We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most ... more

Sep 28, 2016 1:29 PM Features 3 Comments

At some point in their careers, most creatives have to contend with day jobs to make a living. One of the best ways for artists to do this exists within the world of graphic design, where they can use their creative ... more

Sep 14, 2016 12:54 PM Features

This weekend, Chattanooga's art community will be celebrating the ninth annual AVA Gallery Hop. This exciting event will showcase the many galleries and artist studios here in town and is one of the year's best opportunities to experience the ... more

Sep 7, 2016 1:01 PM Features

In this age of climate change, we are facing the intersection of human progress and wildness. Chattanooga’s own storyteller, playwright, and actor Jim Pfitzer is addressing this issue with a monumental one-man production ... more

Aug 24, 2016 2:42 PM Features

Devon Kronenberg’s mixed media paintings walk an ocular tightrope, balancing between complexity and simplicity. “Rhythm is not only musical, it’s also a visual thing. Pattern is rhythm. The same way there’s swing in music, there’s swing in ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

While in art classes at Brentwood High School in Nashville, Claire Bloomfield took a picture of a barn and made a painting from it. Finding joy in recreating the image she captured, she became obsessed with going on walks and looking for ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

Art is there to make people happy—especially yourself if you’re the one making it. That’s the first and foremost thing that the Reverend Thomas Foote believes about his work. He sees art as a form of self ... more

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM Features

Big things (and paintings) are happening this year in the art department at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences. Eric Keller’s progressive approach to art education has elevated the CSAS art program to a collegiate level ... more

Jul 20, 2016 1:02 PM Features

Next week Cirque du Soliel is coming to UTC’s McKenzie Arena, bringing with it a show that is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. The “Circus of the Sun” is the biggest circus organization on earth, with ... more

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM Features 1 Comments

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