2nd Scenic City Art Car Weekend Planned for April

CFGCThanks to a grant from the Community Foundation, art cars will once again roam the streets of Chattanooga during our Scenic City Art Car Weekend. Our primary focus is to reach sixteen of the 35 schools that do not have an art program. While they are here, we are planning a weekend of festivities similar to last year. This includes the art car parade, the art car ball, and an award ceremony that recognizes schools for their entries. Right now, we are coordinating our efforts with local art organizations, businesses, and schools to make this year's parade even better.

Last spring, Chattanoogans opened their city and their minds to allow art to literally take the streets and support the Scenic City Art Car Parade. Thank you for helping us launch this amazing art event. Here's a look at the numbers:

Ohio Artist, Greg Phelps, discusses "That Car #3" with students at Battle Academy.
Ohio Artist, Greg Phelps, discusses his sculpture, "That Car #3", with students at Battle Academy.

32  art contraptions made by:

14   artists

9   middle school age kids,

1   museum program

2   schools.

1,230   children learned about art and art cars during our caravan to local schools and Siskin Institute.

In just 3 days, art cars were seen by over 1,500 Chattanooga drivers and 2,000 Parade Spectators, and seen by community at large in The Times Free Press and on four local TV News broadcasts.

PLUS:    Patrons of Rock City, Palate 2 Palette,

Faux Bridges Arts Festival, and the Hunter Museum.

AND ... Chattanooga was recognized nationally as an official artcar destination

An impromptu entry proves its the people that make this event special.
An impromptu entry proves its the people that make this event.

This all was made possible by:

20   Amazing volunteers

8   Terrific sponsors:

             Coca-Cola

             Rock City

             CSAS

             Champy's Fried Chicken

             St. Elmo Firehall

             Boyd Design Group

             Coker Tire

             Moccasin Bend Brewing.

And of course artists, educators, students and a couple

"Just Fooling Around."