We are one week away from an amazing free public art event in this city. Artists from across the country will be stopping by for a weekend of arts education and celebration. Here is a breakdown of what's on tap...
Kids get to meet the artists and discuss their work up close during the Art-Car-A-Van.
Friday, April 12th - Art-Car-A-Van
Be on the lookout Friday morning as art cars will be heading to schools in Hamilton County. Our goals is to reach at least sixteen of the thirty-five elementary schools that do not have an art program. We are delighted to have the support of the Community Foundation to help us provide this important service that empowers kids to believe in their ideas, learn new approaches to art, and respect cultural differences.
Register your school today.
Canines get to ride shotgun in Nancy William's Art Car, "Nippy Thelma".
Saturday Morning, April 13th -
Tailgate Party by the Choo-Choo
Art cars will line up on West 14th and Market across from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo for free family fun. See the art cars up close, meet the artists, and vote for your favorite school entry! All schools will receive awards, but only one can walk away with the Golden Gnome Award and $500 prize courtesy of Rock City.
Art car artist, Wendy Tippens, waves to the crowd on Main Street.
Saturday Noon, April 13th -
The Parade Begins!
Art cars are best viewed in action! Come on out and cheer for your favorite school entry or artist as they head down Main Street, over Rossville Boulevard, and loop through Jefferson Heights.
The art cars will line back up on Main after the parade.
Saturday 7pm-10pm, April 13th - The Art Car Ball, Miller Plaza -
Dance the night away to Ashley & the X's, enjoy fabulous food, and of course, art cars that shine! This event is free to attend, but bring your appetite. A portion of the proceeds from Art 120 partner restaurants benefit our educational outreach programs.
Melanie Harris' Tiki car at night.
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