Spirited Art Studio Celebrates First Year In Chattanooga

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chattanooga’s cultural and art community inspired Alabama native Emily Hopper to relocate to the Scenic City to open the nation’s fifth Spirited Art studio. This month, Spirited Art celebrates their one-year anniversary in Chattanooga. Spirited Art, at 1925 Gunbarrel Road, offers step-by-step painting classes to individuals of all ages and skill levels. 

Knowing letters, shapes and colors are the only tools needed to succeed at Spirited Art, officials said.  Local artists lead each class as students learn to paint and enjoy a fun, social evening. Adult are welcome to bring wine and snacks to enjoy during class.

In their first year, Spirited Art has become a part of the community, donating over $8,000 to local non-profit organizations and schools through monthly fundraising classes and other donations.

“I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the Chattanooga community and to offer such a fun and positive art experience,” said Ms. Hopper, owner of Chattanooga’s Spirited Art studio. “I’m very proud of what we have accomplished in this first year and I’m looking forward to many more.”

Whether it’s a kid’s birthday party, girls’ night out, school/church party, or corporate team-building session, Spirited Art provides and fun and creative atmosphere where anyone can become an artist and leave with their own hand-painted masterpiece, officials said.

Spirited Art will host an open house, sponsored by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. with a celebratory painting class to follow at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the open house; reservations are required to attend the painting class.

Adult classes are $35 and kids classes are $25, with special discount rates for private parties. For more information, visit www.myspiritedart.com or call 531-6ART (6278).


Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association Announces 2015 Executive Board

The Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) named its 2015 Executive Board, comprised of veterinarians from across the state.  The newly elected officers are: ·        President - Maben Thompson, DVM, Upper Cumberland Veterinary Clinic, Crossville; ·        President Elect - Susan Moon, DVM, ... (click for more)

TVA To Hold Public Meeting In Nashville On Draft Integrated Resource Plan

The Tennessee Valley Authority will host a public meeting in Nashville on Tuesday about the newly released draft of its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, a guide to TVA’s energy planning decisions for the next 20 years. The meeting, the sixth of seven TVA will offer around the Valley, will be held at the Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel, Kirkland/Calhoun Room, 2100 West End Ave.  The ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Dragged An Estimated 4 Blocks Early Friday Morning Was Levi S. Youster, 22

Early Friday morning the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a pedestrian struck near 400 Cherry Street.   Once on scene, officers found Levi S. Youster, 22,  suffering from serious injuries caused by being dragged by the vehicle an estimated four blocks.   He was transported to a local hospital and is expected to live. Investigators ... (click for more)

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Hamilton County; Cancellations And Road Closings Announced

A flash flood warning has been issued for Hamilton County for Thursday afternoon. It was reported t ramp from I-24 West to Cummings Highway was closed, due to flooding. The Chattanooga Fire Department reported  roads were underwater at 3rd and Roanoke. UTC softball’s Thursday doubleheader with non-conference foe UAB at Frost Stadium has been cancelled due to the ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Leathernecks At Tripoli

I don’t want anybody to get excited, because this happened over 200 years ago, but if you ever wondered why we call our Marines “Leathernecks,” the tale of the Barbary Pirates is pretty intriguing. It is a great rainy-day read and proof America’s problems with Muslim terrorists are hardly new. Around 1800 the people who lived on what was called the Barbary Coast of North Africa ... (click for more)