New Art Will Be Installed Wednesday At Main Terrain

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Large sculptural elements to be installed at Southside urban art fitness park on Wednesday at 450 West 13th Street. Artist Thomas Sayre, Clearscapes Architecture and Art, Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, Gametime (a PlayCore Company), Lyndhurst Foundation, Public Art Chattanooga, City of Chattanooga will be present for the installation.


The public art to be installed will span the entire park and is comprised of nine interactive sculptures, the tallest measuring more than 24 feet in height and 9,000 pounds in weight. The artwork will be modeled from concrete pylons and steel trusses and reminiscent of the Walnut Street Bridge

Main Terrain is an urban redevelopment project set to transform a vacant 1.72-acre tract of land in Chattanooga’s downtown into a completely unique urban art fitness park. Internationally-renowned artist Thomas Sayre has designed the park’s artwork to be reminiscent of the Walnut Street Bridge, an iconic figure in the Chattanooga skyline. 

To incorporate fitness into the space, the sculptures will be mounted on a movable track that will allow park-goers to physically interact with the artwork. Main Terrain is made possible by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by numerous locally-based businesses and nonprofits, including the City of Chattanooga, Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, Public Art Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, Ross/Fowler Architecture and Landscape Architecture and PlayCore.


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