Spark, A Right Brain Celebration, Set For April 11-21

Celebration Of Creative Culture Calling For Programming

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chattanooga’s arts community announced Tuesday that spark, a right brain celebration, is slated for April 11-21. This collaborative, multi-day arts festival, previously called HATCH Chatt, has issued a call for arts-related events.  Programming will encompass literature, technology, history, visual arts, performing arts, music, culinary arts and more.

Following last year’s success, with more than 200 events hosted throughout downtown Chattanooga, spark will continue to highlight the community’s broad spectrum of cultural events in 2013.

“With the cooperation of many partners within the arts community, spark celebrates the best of a collaborative, public-private spirit and is guaranteed to be a strong representation of creative culture in Chattanooga,” said Verina Baxter, sculptor and former president of the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance. “Like last year’s celebration, spark will be filled with a wide, diverse variety of quality programming, which will appeal to people of every background, making the arts accessible for all.”

spark will include two anchor events, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival and the Celebration of Southern Literature, and culminate in a grand finale at Ross’ Landing on Saturday, April 20.  

So far, the celebration is sponsored by Benwood Foundation; Lyndhurst Foundation; ArtsBuild; Rock City; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.; and the Chattanooga Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Chattanooga Presents, spark production partner, is calling for event programming. To be considered for participation, visit to fill out a short application.

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