My family spent hours walking through the artist booths at the Four Bridge Art Festival in Chattanooga, the artist came from New York, North Carolina and several other states. I found many artists participating from Chattanooga as well.
The awe-inspiring talent represented art for the whimsical and surreal at heart.
The festival is nationally recognized and more than seven hundred artists applied to participate in this year’s Festival. Approximately one hundred and fifty artists of the best and brightest were selected to exhibit their art medians.
The exhibiting art medians
2-D MIXED MEDIA • 3-D MIXED MEDIA • ACRYLIC PAINTING • CERAMICS • DIGITAL ART • DRAWING • WOOD • EMERGING ARTISTS • FIBER • FURNITURE • GLASS • JEWELRY • METAL • OIL PAINTING • PHOTOGRAPHY • PRINTMAKING • WATERCOLOR
The Story of the 4 Bridges Arts Festival
Association for Visual Artists, 4 Bridges Arts Festival has roots that reach back 20 years. With plenty of community support, this event has proven not only to have staying power but also to serve as a catalyst for Chattanooga’s cultural explosion.
Fast forward to the 10th anniversary of 4 Bridges in 2010 when festival - despite the recession - hosted 18,000 attendees, 150 visual artists, and made a $1.5 million impact on the economy of Hamilton County.
Today the festival also supports and develops arts leadership in the community; expands cultural tourism for Chattanooga; educates the community about the arts; and, most importantly, celebrates the importance of the community’s cultural life and sense of place. This information was obtained from the Association of Visual Artists.
Featured Artists4 Bridges Arts Festival