Community To Vote On Glass Street Art Project

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Public Art Chattanooga and Glass House Collective present nine finalists who were chosen to develop artistic concepts for sculptural and functional seating along the sidewalks of the Glass Street community in East Chattanooga. The public is invited to select the five final designs by casting their vote at a variety of locations through June 14.   

Once selected, winning designs will be fabricated and installed this fall. Voting ballots and examples of artist proposals as well as background information for the project will be available to view at the following locations.

Hope for the Inner City, 1800 Roanoke Ave.

East Chattanooga Rec Center, 2409 Dodson Ave.

Glass House Collective, 2523 Glass St.

Additional voting sites will rotate between local businesses on Glass Street. 

Glass House Collective and Public Art Chattanooga have successfully worked to build momentum, good will, and a sense of unified effort within the Glass Street district. Through promotional efforts and creative events, along with 500 residents and local businesses, the entire community has participated in a re-visioning initiative designed to refurbish East Chattanooga’s historic Glass Street.

The community envisions the return of a thriving marketplace along the two-story lined streets that already features bike lanes, public transit stops, and sidewalks with clear pedestrian orientation.  Artist designed and fabricated seating elements will contribute to community building, neighborhood beautification and economic development efforts.  Funding for this seating project is made possible through private grants.

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