Association For Visual Arts Announces Between The Bridges Local Arts Festival

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Association for Visual Arts  announces a new event featuring local artists. On Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. AVA will present Between The Bridges, a one-day festival featuring over 30 artists from the Chattanooga area showcasing and selling their works. AVA is partnering with the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for the event, which will take place on the lower end of Tremont Street outside CTC, and on CTC’s front lawn space along the Tennessee River. The event will also feature live music from local student groups and organizations. 

"AVA is excited to create a new event for local artists to show and sell their work to the local community," officials said. "Chattanooga’s visual artist community has grown by leaps and bounds in the 21st century, and this event is a response to that – a new festival showcasing some established local artists, but also introducing many new, emerging makers and creators. A few artists included in the event only recently began making art as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting need to stay home and isolated."

The festival will feature painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, glass artists and much more. 

The festival name is a play both on the physical space where the event will take place – on the riverfront between the Veterans and Walnut Street bridges – and also on the timing of the event – in the space between annual occurrences of AVA’s main festival, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival. With the rising national profile and reputation of 4 Bridges, that event brings in artists from all over the country. AVA felt a true need to add this new event to the calendar to create a space solely for local artists to shine in the fun festival setting. 

For more information about Between The Bridges, visit the main AVA website – AVArts.org – or contact Sarah Moore, festivals director and programs coordinator at AVA, at sarah@avarts.org, or contact the AVA main office at 423-265-4282.


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