ArtsBuild Presents Arts Night At The Chattanooga Lookouts Aug. 15

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Chattanooga Lookouts team members Corey Seager, Mike Thomas and Bobby Coyle, Jr. enjoying the view at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
Chattanooga Lookouts team members Corey Seager, Mike Thomas and Bobby Coyle, Jr. enjoying the view at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
- photo by Samuel Burns Photography

ArtsBuild (formerly Allied Arts) will present Arts Night at the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday, Aug. 15, at 7:15 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to be exposed to many of the wonderful arts and cultural organizations available in Chattanooga,” said Dan Bowers, ArtsBuild’s president. The Chattanooga Boys Choir, directed by Vincent Oakes, will sing the National Anthem. Bob Bernhardt, music director emeritus and principal pops conductor for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, will throw out the first pitch.

Several organizations will be represented at the game including Ballet Tennessee, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga Girls Choir, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Creative Discovery Museum, and the Hunter Museum of American Art.  A brass quartet from the CSO will play in Main Plaza from 6–7 p.m. before the game.

“We’ll have great giveaways throughout the game, compliments of our cultural partner organizations, activities for the kids, and fun entertainment—and baseball, of course,” Mr. Bowers said. The night will conclude with a fireworks display.

Tickets range from $3-$9 and can be purchased online at or by calling 267-2208. For more information about ArtsBuild, visit

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