Open

ArtSpace

ArtSpace

The opening of this exhibit reintroduces the second floor of the Museum to guests with all new local artist installations, including interactive elements, repurposed materials, and flying pigs! Journey through rooms dedicated to a variety of art forms and techniques, including:

Appalachian Arts - Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of a traditional ramp festival. Learn about fly tying, marble playing, bluegrass and folk music, including Chattanooga legend Fletcher Bright.

Guatemala: Family Traditions - Play the marimba, learn about authentic Guatemalan cuisine, celebrate Dia de Todos los Santos (All Saints' Day) and use the bright and patterned fabrics to create a kit that tells a story.

Textiles and Weaving - Practice weaving, use fabrics and patterns to mimic quilting, and learn about the history and art of basket making.

Theater - Put on a puppet show or use our costumes and props to perform on the big stage! If you would rather be behind the scenes, learn the technical side of theater by controlling lights and sounds.

Dance - Learn choreography in a variety of styles from a local dance studio.

Indoor-Outdoor Art Studio - Our staff provide the materials and direction for art projects. Activities in the art studio change out on a regular basis, so there is always something new to learn and experience!

Some old favorites have also moved into the new ArtSpace, including Recollections, the drawing horses, a music studio and drum room, and more.

Status

Open

Location

Second Floor

Run Time

-

Permanent Exhibit

Sponsor

ArtsBuild, Tennessee Arts Commission, the Fletcher Bright Family, the Caldwell and Cake Families, The Bobby Stone Foundation, Chuck Chitty

Artist

Fletcher Bright, Terry Cannon, Cooper Carl, Elizabeth Cotten, Michael A. Cummings, Paul Davis, Olga de Klein, Isaac Duncan, III, Tara Hamilton, Tj Hanretta, Shaun LaRose, Alex Loza, Thomas Maupin, Baggs McKelvey, Carrie Pendergrass, Joy Taylor, Sue Williams, Kenny Brancefield, Adam Kennon

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