Glass Street LIVE is a communitywide block party hosted by neighborhood partner, Glass House Collective, in correlation with the National Park Centennial Celebration highlighting artist Wayne White on Sept. 24, 2016 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The festivities will include a street party, a giant puppet show, and a parade to Sherman Reservation. Featuring music from Jazzanooga, art exhibits, and food, Glass Street LIVE will be held on Glass Street and will bring neighboring communities together.
Chattanooga native Artist Wayne White, who announced his return to Chattanooga for a yearlong art installation, has been commissioned to build larger-than-life puppets, to be debuted at the block party.
Created to resemble General Cleburne and General Sherman, these 12-14 foot high marionettes will be manned by three people each and will help tell the story of what happened on the Sherman Reservation during the Civil War.
The quarter-mile parade will highlight new access points for a trail constructed to connect the Sherman Reservation National Park to Glass Street. The Glass House Collective is advocating increased awareness of and visitation to the park, which is open to visitors but seldom used. As the fourth-largest parcel in the National Park Service's local system, the Sherman Reservation has the potential to serve as a municipal park, a historical tribute and much needed green space access for the surrounding communities.
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