Meet Local Placemakers and their projects
The organizers of Book Fiesta in East Lake recreate larger than life installations based on the illustrations in the children’s book “Book Fiesta.” It’s in celebration of Children’s Day/World Book day each year in April and includes reading, gardening, painting, soccer, bubbles, and chalk drawing.
BINGO’S Market opened from a community effort, with the aim of providing convenient and affordable food downtown. The idea for the store came from conversations had over games of BINGO between city workers and residents of Patten Towers.
Black Fridays is a series of festival-like events, held on Friday evenings, focused on economic development within African American communities. The events provide space for Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists, along with food and live entertainment.
GLASS Street live
Glass Street LIVE is an annual block party that aims to build a sense of place in East Chattanooga. With creative activities, live entertainment and food the party has turned into vibrant annual event, attracting over 500 people from the neighborhood and beyond.
ArtSpark is a program that covers downtown traffic signal boxes with art designs printed on vinyl from local artists and students. It’s a collaboration between River City Company, Public Art Chattanooga, Chattanooga Department of Transportation and EPB.