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Affiliation For Visual Arts Expands The Among The Bridges Community Arts Pageant

The Affiliation for Visible Arts (AVA) is delighted to announce the third once-a-year Amongst The Bridges Nearby Arts Pageant is growing to two days this 12 months. 

On Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, Oct 15, from 11am-5pm, AVA will present Involving The Bridges, now a two-working day competition showcasing about 40 artists from Chattanooga and the bordering locations.

The competition will just take position in Coolidge Park (the section among Veterans Bridge and the Walnut Street Bridge), and is Free of charge for all attendees. The Chattanooga Vegan Competition will also be in Coolidge Park that working day, and will be bringing in some outstanding food stuff and consume vendors to delight in, as properly as vendors promoting vegan property and beauty products and solutions and other vegan-friendly wares.  

AVA was thrilled to create this new party for nearby artists in 2021, and we’re delighted that the celebration has developed and expanded and enhanced so that we can carry on to highlight the remarkable artists of the Tennessee Valley region. Chattanooga’s visual artist group has developed by leaps and bounds in the 21st century, and this event is a response to that – a new festival showcasing some proven nearby artists, but also introducing lots of new, emerging makers and creators.

A number of artists included in the celebration only lately started generating artwork as a reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting need to have to continue to be home and isolated. The competition will function painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, and jewelry artists.  We’re enthusiastic to have two artists in the party who are represented at Signal Centers’ H*Art Gallery.

As we did in 2022, Among The Bridges will once again contain a Potters Alley segment, that includes the function of ceramics artists functioning out of the Scenic Town Clay Arts cooperative house downtown. There will be 27 booths at the competition for artists introduced in beneath AVA’s umbrella, and 14 booths of SCCA artists. We are definitely thrilled to have this collaboration with SCCA all over again this 12 months to help us showcase much more excellent artists in our space.

The competition title is a perform each on the bodily house where by the occasion will get place – on the riverfront in between the Veterans and Walnut Road bridges – and also on the timing of the celebration – in the house concerning annual occurrences of AVA’s most important pageant, the 4 Bridges Arts Competition.

With the soaring countrywide profile and name of 4 Bridges, that celebration delivers in artists from all around the place. AVA felt a true need to add this new occasion to the calendar to make a space entirely for community artists to glow in the enjoyment festival setting.

For much more information about In between The Bridges, take a look at the main AVA internet site – – or get hold of the AVA primary office at (423) 265-4282.