Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore will present the 7th Annual One Bridge Art Festival, an open-air event, on Saturday from noon-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. Winder Binder will also host an opening night reception for photographer Kim Hubbard (senior photo editor at National Geographic) on Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. Refreshments and hors d’oeurves will be served.
The festival will take place on Chattanooga’s North Shore in the parking lot adjacent to Winder Binder Gallery at 40 Frazier Ave. (one building west of the north end of the Walnut Street Bridge).
The concept of a festival dedicated primarily, though not exclusively, to Southern Folk Art was conceived in a brainstorming session in early 2006 during a monthly artist meeting at the Winder Binder Gallery. Many self-taught and traditional folk artists felt that Chattanooga needed a dedicated event to showcase local folk talent. A date in late September was set and the festival organizers began the task of creating a festival “from scratch.” After the success of the 2006 festival, plans were immediately set to make it an annual event.
Twenty local and regional artists will be participating in this 7th edition of the festival, with additional artists work available in the adjacent Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore. This years featured artists is Justin Vowell of Monteagle. A limited edition print of his rendition of the Walnut Street Bridge will be available.
Many different media will be on exhibit, including painting, metal work, glass work, sculpture, mixed media assemblage, and printmaking.
A native of Chattanooga and Hixson High School and UTC graduate, Ms. Hubbard has worked as a photographer and photo editor at Audubon for nearly a decade before joining the staff of National Geographic as a senior photo editor in 2010. The exhibit will include images from Alaska, Hawaii, India, Madagascar, Kenya, Ecuador, the South and photos from her recent trip to North Korea.
The reception will take place inside the gallery, with the exhibition continuing in the gallery for the entire month of October.
For more information, visit www.onebridgefolkart.com or www.facebook.com/winderbinder
Photograph by Kim Hubbard.