SWAY: Collectively Doing the Work

Save-A-Lot Grand Opening + Block Party on Sunday April 25

Glass House Collective and the Chattanooga Department of Transportation, in partnership with Chattanooga Design Studio, recently received a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The grant specifically funds an Asphalt Art Initiative and helps cities use art and community engagement to improve street safety and revitalize public spaces.

We’ve put that grant to work, and now we’re excited to unveil Chattanooga’s newest asphalt mural along Crutchfield Street as part of a grand opening block party for the area’s new Save-A-Lot store. Join us for an afternoon of festivities.

Save-A-Lot Grand Opening Block Party and Mural Unveiling
Sunday, April 25
12 to 4 pm

  • Live music from Soundcorps, featuring artists Marcus Ellsworth, 2 Deepwithin, Tyler Andrew, Arche Twitty, Erika Roberts, and Karla Felecia Scaife throughout the event.
  • Comments from our elected officials at 1:30 pm
  • Roller skate rentals from Moonlight Roller, available for anyone 18+ free of charge (and if you’re already a skater, bring your own to cruise on the freshly painted mural).
  • Food trucks, vendors and family-friendly activities organized by the great team at Save-A-Lot

We can’t wait to show off the beautiful mural, designed by artist Kevin Bate with input and engagement from the community, supported by 2$ON as his lead on-site assistant. We’ll also unveil new temporary public space amenities for getting the community together, all designed by a team of East Chattanooga residents, artists, design professionals and business leaders. The space is full of creative kid’s activities, seating, planters, shade, and lighting. And a huge shout-out to Hardy Elementary for all their involvement in bringing this project to life!

Images courtesy Make Beautiful

For more information about the event, email Miss Mack, the general manager at Save-A-Lot at savealot2300@gmail.com or check out the event listing on Facebook.