Coolidge Park will host artists’ booths and family fun at the new Chattanooga Art Fest yearly event on Nov. 12 and 13 and promises colorful and whimsical exhibitors as well as a creative Kidz Zone and tasty festival cuisine.
"Producers of the Event, Splash Festivals, also run seven outdoor art shows in the Atlanta area, and Chattanooga seemed like the perfect city for a unique shopping experience for all ages," officials said.
“We are so excited to showcase local, regional and national artisans and makers to the Chattanooga crowds, and we can’t wait for festivalgoers to enjoy strolling along the Park’s beautiful green space,” said Cindy Flynn, Splash Festivals co-owner. “We will be creating our own style of magic in Chattanooga, and the participating vendors look forward to displaying their handmade products, especially since they will offer a chance to purchase holiday gifts early.
Patrons can look forward to artists selling handmade clay, jewelry, woodwork, metal art, fiber, mixed media, folk art, culinary treats, photography, glass and more.
"These talented individuals hope buyers will come out and see their displays, as they have lots of great items to sell at all price points," officials said.
The children’s area will be loaded with artsy activities including craft making, face painting, sand art, a hands-on music demonstration and even a cookie-decorating booth where young and old can eat their creations on the spot.
"Food trucks will serve up delicious eats, so attendees are urged to come hungry and make a day of the Art Fest," officials said.
Chattanooga Art Fest hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.
For more information on sponsorship availabilities, artist spaces, volunteer opportunities and parking, visit www.SplashFestivals.com.