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Front Page - Friday, July 13, 2018

Public Art Chattanooga launches community-driven strategic plan

“The Main Terrain” by Thomas Sayre - Photograph provided

Public Art Chattanooga is launching a community engagement campaign – CHA Creates: A Public Art Vision – to develop a strategic plan that will guide the future of public art in the city.

PAC has hired two nationally renowned public art consultants, Gail Goldman and Barbara Goldstein, to help facilitate input sessions and work with community organizations and individuals in the development of the strategic public art plan.

The plan will shape a public art framework and identify specific sites, areas of focus and project themes for the next ten years.

The planning process is supported by the Footprint Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation and the City of Chattanooga.

“CHA Creates will define funding policies and administrative procedures for Public Art Chattanooga and help us identify critical opportunities for future projects throughout our city,” says Ellen Simak, chair of the Public Art Commission.

“We know that public art has many benefits for neighborhoods, businesses, residents and visitors, and we want Public Art Chattanooga to enhance everyone’s experience here.”

The first community input session will take place Thursday, July 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at The Spot Venue, 3214 Brainerd Road.

Other opportunities to become involved in the planning include special interest focus group meetings and neighborhood activities conducted by local artists.

Information: www.PublicArtChattanooga.com/cha-creates

Source: PAC