Chestnut Street Gateway Mural, Call for Qualifications

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Public Art Chattanooga

January 30  

Public Art Chattanooga is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams for the commission and installation of a mural at 2001 Chestnut Street at West 20th Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Up to three finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals for this project.  Each finalist will be paid a $500 stipend.  The project budget for the selected commission is $25,000.  The Chestnut Street Gateway Mural will provide a transformative and dynamic visual anchor to this important gateway.

The site is located on the southwest perimeter of Chattanooga’s revitalized Southside neighborhood, and is adjacent to Finley Stadium and First Tennessee Pavilion, home to a variety of heavily attended public events including sports, a major fine art festival, and the Chattanooga Market, a weekly community farmer’s and craft market.  Once a blighted and severely neglected industrial district, the Southside has experienced a rebirth through reinvestment and is being transformed into a thriving and urban neighborhood.  Only blocks away, a 3.5-mile extension of the award-winning Tennessee Riverpark is under construction that will connect Chattanooga;s downtown to South Chattanooga and significantly increase pedestrian and bike traffic.  Here, old and new neighbors embrace diversity, urban living, and the return of locally-owned businesses.

For more information the full RFQ is available at: http://www.chattanooga.gov/images/citymedia/generalservices/Chesnut_Street_Gateway_Mural.pdf

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