open calls to artists

Patten Parkway Artwork + Innovation District (ID) Artistic Plan
Deadline: June, 21st, 2018, by 4:00 p.m., EST
ID Artistic Plan Budget: up to $40,000 (secured funds)
Patten Parkway Artwork Commission Budget: up to $500,000 (fundraising goal)

Overview: Public Art Chattanooga seeks artists' qualifications to conceptualize a series of artworks and/or creative design elements that would connect the public spaces in Chattanooga’s rapidly growing Innovation District. The selected artist will be commissioned to fabricate a permanent, public art installation for Patten Parkway, a key public space within the Innovation District (ID). The design solution should not only identify and define the space at Patten Parkway, but also signal innovation and connection for the entire district. One artist/team will be selected to join the current Patten Parkway design team with WMWA Landscape Architects and ASA Engineers. The selected artist/team will have up to $40,000 budget to develop a district scale design plan for artistic elements throughout the public spaces in the district in addition to the commission of their site specific design for Patten Parkway with a budget up to $500,000.

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upcoming events


Life Energy Celebration
Thursday, May 31st at 5:30 PM
at the corner of Glass Street and North Chamberlain Avenue.

In partnership with Public Art Chattanooga, Chattanooga Department of Transportation, and Orchard Knob Middle School, Brainerd, Howard, and Hixon High School, Mark Making facilitated workshops in which 133 students from East Chattanooga competed in a design competition culminating in the beautification of six traffic cabinets, a project called Life Energy.

In this project, students explored the power of advocacy and the effect of citizen participation in societal issues. Students, informed by basic knowledge of circuitry and the electric current that powers traffic cabinets, identified issues in their neighborhoods and visually depicted their solutions by creating pictogram designs that reflect this energy flow.

Six designs were chosen to wrap traffic cabinets in East Chattanooga! Winners of the design competition include Sarah Bargerstock, Daisha Draper and Kensha Moore, Sabrina Eldridge, Cody Hutchison, Jade Sharp, and Xavier Wood.

Link for Press Release and Photos

artwork selection panels

Every project has a different artwork selection panel comprised of Chattanooga citizens with a specific interest or expertise including: artists, community and business representatives, architects, landscape architects, art and/or design professionals, and City of Chattanooga representatives. This panel reviews submissions for a public art project and makes recommendations to the Public Art Commission.

Serve on an artwork selection panel.

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