- Improved safety? ✅
- Easier access to a grocery in a food desert? ✅
- New, engaging public spaces? ✅
That’s the result of the Glass Street Gateway, a project that uses art as a relatively low-cost approach to activating neighborhood streets.
Glass Street Gateway — by the numbers
🎨 $25,000: Amount of grant funding from the Asphalt Art Initiative that went toward the gateway project
🎨 210: Cities that applied for the grant
🎨 16: Cities that got the grant (including us)
🎨 300: Local residents who provided input about the project
- Large asphalt mural designed by students at nearby Hardy Elementary School + Chattanooga mural artist Kevin Bate
- Revamping the public space with planters and benches
- A safe walking area for residents to get to the new Save-A-Lot grocery store (2300 Dodson Ave.) — a source of healthy food in the area otherwise classified as a food desert
🎉The unveiling ceremony will be Sat., Apr. 24. + the public is welcome.
🎉There will be guest speakers and live music provided by SoundCorps.
🎉Also expect a food truck, children’s activities, public mural paintings, and roller skating provided by Chattanooga-based Moonlight Roller.
🎉COVID-19 protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing, will be observed.