Public Art Chattanooga is searching for a diverse group of artists to beautify the boulevard — Rossville Boulevard, that is. 👀
Q: OK, how are we going to beautify the boulevard?
A: The plan is to recruit regional artists to create vinyl artwork on seven traffic control boxes in the 37407 zip code. Fun fact: about 20,000 cars pass by one of the boxes — that’s a lot of eyeballs.
Q: OK. Gotcha. Who can apply to create the art?
A: Artists who live in the region, which includes anyone whose primary residence is in the State of Tennessee or in Catoosa, Dade, Murray, Walker + Whitfield counties in Georgia. Alabama residents from Dekalb or Jackson counties are also eligible.
Q: Cool! What are the other requirements for the application?
A: Organizers are looking for artists from varying backgrounds to create works surrounding the theme, “Chattanooga’s Cultural Corridor.”
Q: Tell us more?
A: Well, the boxes are in an eclectic community known for its manufacturing industry + Hispanic Tiendas. Winning submissions will celebrate the “rich diversity + help build on a shared sense of identity and place.” You can read more about the criteria here.
Q: When do I need to turn in a submission?
A: By Sun., Dec. 20.
Q: And how do I turn in a submission?
A: Send it to Heather at [email protected].
Q: Who is helping make this happen?
A: A group of residents, business owners + community stakeholders are behind the project, which is called The Blvd. Public Art Chattanooga is helping organize it.
Q: Where will the art be?
—Workman Road and Rossville Boulevard
— Dodds Avenue and Rossville Boulevard
— 32nd Street and Rossville Boulevard
—.37th Street and Rossville Boulevard
— 28th Street and Rossville BLBoulevardVD
— 37th Street and Dodds Avenue
— 34th Street and Dodds Avenue
Q: Anything else we should know?
A: Yep. This project is modeled after Chattanooga’s ArtSpark program, which added art to downtown control boxes. Oh, also, winners get $500.