AVA Partners With River City Company For Open Spaces Program

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

River City Company is seeking proposals from artists, makers, designers, technologists and creative thinkers for the commission and installation of 30-40 Open Spaces storefronts. 

Open Spaces will activate City Center one storefront at a time with the assistance of the Association for Visual Arts and Public Art Chattanooga.   

City Center is beginning to lay groundwork for its own identity, and Open Spaces will aid in its revival and sustainability as a destination, said officials. 

Open Spaces will bring life and animation to previously empty storefronts through installations of art, light and tech. Through partnership with the Lyndhurst Foundation, River City Company will provide funding for approved installation proposals. The installations are to be bright, colorful, and interactive in order to positively change the perception of the district and improve the public realm. 

Once completed, Open Spaces windows will create a bridge between the Southside and Riverfront allowing people to move through the district in an inviting and comfortable setting. said officials. 

Open Spaces will cover 30-40 ground level windows in City Center reaching from 6th Street to 8th Street and Market Street to Broad Street. 

More information, including applications, location specifications and inspiration, is available at the Open Spaces Chattanooga website, openspaceschattanooga.com.


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