• !NEW PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: Painted Story Children's Gallery! WE NEED 2017-2018 HOST SITES!

    Art 120, the Bethlehem Community Center, and artist Christina Thongnopnua, are bringing The Painted Story Children's Gallery to Chattanooga! This mobile gallery will be a unique experience and feature local artists. Read more for details and application  Read More...

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Help us rebuild that space at The Howard School!

The original Southside Maker Art Center (aka SMAC) was destroyed in a fire on Thanksgiving Day, 2016. While we lost a lot of equipment, people were safe, and the spirit to "make" lives on. Today, we are rebuilding in the old gymnasium at The Howard School. SMAC will continue to serve as a cooperative creative space for the community, by the community. We want to include as many tools and supplies as our creative neighborhood desires, so this is where YOU come in. We need your input to build make the Southside Maker Arts Center truly yours!