Art 120’s International Market and More events are free, family-friendly, and open to the public | Photo via Art 120
Seeing, tasting, and participating in a different culture without leaving Chattanooga? Yeah, you can do that.
Art 120 + Culture Chatt are bringing the International Market and More series back to the Scenic City. The free, family-friendly events will support up to 20 vendors that reflect Chattanooga’s diverse community.
What is International Market and More?
Several years ago, Art 120 organized the first Día de los Muertos Market for Chattanooga. Before COVID-19 hit, the organization expanded its cultural outreach to provide opportunities for Chattanooga’s refugee + new American populations to sell their art, crafts, and food.
International Market and More is the result, supporting burgeoning entrepreneurs + creating a deeper understanding by sharing delicious food, music, and culture with the greater community.
This will be Art 120’s second season of International Market and More events.
Here’s what to look forward to
The first event in the series will take place this Sat., Oct. 29:
Día de los Santos | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Patten Parkway | Free+ | Celebrate Día de los Santos with live traditional dance from Xochipilli Danza Folklorico + Capoeira Chattanooga, art activities, and food from Guatemala, Brazil, and South America — bring a photo or item of a loved one you would like to honor.
Two more events will take place this spring at Patten Parkway:
One highlighting performances, art, and food from our African and Southeast Asian neighbors
One celebrating Chattanooga’s Asian community
In addition to the Patten Parkway series, The International Market and More will participate in a pop-up for Artists’ Sunday on Sun., Nov. 27 and at MAINx24 on Sat., Dec. 3.
Chattown Poets | Wed., Oct. 26 | 8 p.m. | Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St., Chattanooga | $4+ | “All Souls Poetic Eve” is an open mic event for local poets + writers. 📗
Fireside at the Greenway | Thu., Oct. 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Greenway Farm, 4960 Gann Store Rd., Hixson | Free | Enjoy a free outdoor concert by Stringer’s Ridge Band around a fire.
Haunted Hunter Halloween | Thu., Oct. 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum, 10 Bluff View Ave., Chattanooga | Price of admission | Enjoy a night of creative Halloween fun at this kid-friendly event — costumes encouraged. 👻
TVFCU Career Fair | Thu., Oct. 27 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | The BX (Brainerd Baptist’s Facility), 4011 Austin St., Chattanooga | Free | Interested applicants can stop by for an interview and learn more about available entry + high-level positions.*
Dia de los Muertos Celebration | Fri., Oct. 28 | 6-10 p.m. | Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton | Free | Celebrate + remember our loved ones who have passed on with live music, performances, costume contests, crafts, food, and drinks.
Bessie’s Halloween Bash | Sat., Oct. 29 | 12-5 p.m. | Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. MLK Blvd., Chattanooga | Free+ | Wear your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat around the lawn with local nonprofits + community organizations. 🎃
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Rock Point Homes will build 58 townhomes at the site of the former Chatt City Suites motel along 20th + 19th streets. The two-acre community named Southside Square will include one, two, and three-bedroom townhomes along with a common area and dog park. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is recruiting tutors for the upcoming launch of a high-impact, low-ratio tutoring program for 3,000 local public school students. The program is aimed toward students in first through eighth grade to help accelerate learning. ✏️
Eros Hat Co. — a customized hat + permanent jewelry business — is coming soon to downtown Chattanooga. Get a sneak peek and create your own hat at its first pop-up at VK Salon(55 E. Main St.) on Thurs., Oct. 27 from 5-8 p.m. 🪶
ArtsBuild announced that its new application cycle for the Artists Work grant program will open on Mon., Nov. 7. The program grants provide up to $10,000 in project funding for local artists or studios to produce artwork — learn more at an info session on Wed., Nov. 2. 🎨
The Salvation Army has backpacks and stockings ready to be picked up by members of the community for the annual “Fill a Backpack” + “Stuff a Stocking” holiday projects. Participants can pick up materials at the Chattanooga Area Command office or Northgate and Hamilton Place Malls. 🎒
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its Northwest Georgia Expansion Project on Wed., Nov. 2. Construction will soon begin at the food bank’s new warehouse located at 1111 S. Hamilton Ave. in Dalton, GA. 🍎
Eon Scents + other local businesses will host “Take Control of Your Wellness,” a free mental health and wellness event, on Sat., Nov. 12. The event will offer massages, health screenings, yoga, lectures and resources, giveaways, and more.
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Chattanoogans are remembering and celebrating the life of Leslie Jordan, who died on Mon., Oct. 24. | Photo by NOOGAtoday
After news of his death, Chattanoogans are remembering Leslie Jordan — best known for his roles in “Will & Grace,” “Call me Kat,” and “American Horror Story” + his lively social media presence.
Leslie touched many lives in the Scenic City, from people at UTC, his alma mater, to those he met during his trips around town.
Raised in the Woodmore neighborhood + graduating from Brainerd High School, many locals grew up with Leslie. He often visited Chattanooga and was a wonderful representation of our city. During this year’s Riverbend Festival, Leslie was awarded the keys to the city.
Editor Brianna fondly remembers when he parked near her apartment and so graciously and kindly greeted her and her husband.
If you have any memories or words to share, feel free to email us + we will continue to add them to this story.