The City of Chattanooga is exploring how a City Artist program could shape our City, and we need your help!
Please join Public Art Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Transportation Department (CDOT) and Chattanooga Design Studio for the second City Artist workshop. Hear from local artist Rondell Crier and dive deeply into exploring the process of working creatively with the City.
Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) and the Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT) are currently exploring a City Artist program, a pilot position that will work between City departments and communities throughout Chattanooga that will develop and test how creative approaches to city building, creative placemaking, and artwork can meaningfully impact the work of the City of Chattanooga and communities across the City. To develop the position, PAC and CDOT will be leading a series of City Artist workshops to fully understand the needs and opportunities of city departments, stakeholders, communities, and local artists.
PAC and CDOT are also working with the Chattanooga Design studio to develop a Tactical Urbanism Manual to help simplify the process of installing temporary creative projects on City streets and sidewalks.
Rondell Crier moved to Chattanooga from his hometown New Orleans after hurricane Katrina in 2005. He has an extensive background in creative management, artistic production, and community arts. Rondell is the owner and director of Studio Everything, a work space located on Glass Street. He is an alumni member and former Creative Director of YAYA Inc, a youth arts empowerment organization in New Orleans (over 20 years combined), and continues to develop his creativity and community engagement here in Chattanooga.
photo credit: Glass House Collective