The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) announced that the 2020 4 Bridges Arts Festival (4BAF), postponed to Sept. 3-5, will go completely virtual, due to city guidelines restricting large gatherings during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Starting Sept. 3, users will be able to download a free 4 Bridges Arts Festival smartphone app on both iOS and Android platforms. The app will have virtual booths for all 4BAF artists, where users can see examples of the artists’ work, chat live with some of the artists, and be linked to the artists’ online stores.
Additionally, throughout the Sept. 3-5 weekend, the app will host video and streaming content including artist demonstrations, conversations with artists, and a video on the history of AVA and 4BAF. The app will also host information on the wonderful local sponsors of 4BAF, who have supported the festival through this difficult year.
Officials said, "AVA encourages the Chattanooga community to support 4BAF by downloading the app on Sept. 3 and shopping with a long list of participating artists; a wide variety of art media and price points will be available. As always, AVA is thankful for the support the city, county, and community have shown 4BAF over its 20-year history, and we look forward to returning to a live event format April 16-18, 2021."
For more information about 4 Bridges Arts Festival, visit the website, or the main AVA website – AVArts.org – or contact Sarah Moore, 4 Bridges Arts Festival Director, at email@example.com, or contact the AVA main office at 423 265-4282.
Follow AVA and 4BAF on Facebook and Instagram:
AVA: facebook.com/avarts | @ava_associationforvisualarts
4BAF: facebook.com/4bridgesartsfestival | @4bridgesartsfestival