Due to heavy rain from Tropical Storm Nate, Glass Street LIVE has been officially POSTPONED until Sunday, October 29th from 3-6pm. Meanwhile, please stay in touch here, by signing up for our email list, and on Facebook about what exciting details we can still expect during our Fourth Annual Glass Street LIVE block party. Remember to let friends and family know it has not been cancelled, just moved! This year’s site at the Dodson Ave. intersection, and activities will showcase dozens of local non-profits partnering to improve the quality of life in Chattanooga. Many of those partners will join together at 5:30 for a colorful, musical community parade from East Chatt YFD Center and goes to Hardy Elementary, featuring Art 120 Art Bikes, Wayne-O-Rama Puppets, high school marching bands, dance groups, and local businesses and neighbors.
We’re setting up a live music stage set up in front of the former Sunnytown grocery store, where entertainment will be emceed by C-Grimey, featuring performances by Kay B Brown, Differentdiva, Nerd Squad, 2 Deep Within, YKC Nation, Bindy B, Image and Skream, and DJ D-Whit, and featuring guest emcee, District 8 City Councilman, Anthony Byrd. Visitors will also enjoy a classic car, truck, and bike show presented by DJ LV, and can purchase delicious local food vendors, non-profit activity booths, and merchant vendors.
We’re incredibly excited to celebrate the debut of two new community resource features: a local fresh food farm stand by Grow Hope Urban Farm, presented by Hope for the Inner City, and the dedication of Boyce Station Neighborhood Association’s new sign.
We will unveil temporary crosswalk installations that are colorful, safe, and can be as effective in attracting permanent design improvements as these same tactics were implemented 4 years ago at the Chamberlain Ave. and Glass Street intersection. Design selection and painting will be coordinated through a neighboring arts organization, Mark Making, employing local youth to install the beautiful and functional work of public art.
The community can also share feedback and ideas with Glass House Collective, interacting with models they would like to see as practical improvements for the expanse of concrete currently covering the Dodson/Glass intersection. Later, they’re invited to relax and mingle on the Hip-Hop Lounge bus with Mary Helen Montgomery and Eddie Yancey inviting “Friend Up,” opportunities for the art of meaningful mingling. And no one will want to miss the pop-up art gallery featuring Art Trap Collective and the pop-up skate park presented by Kim Krause, Westin Dawson, and the Black Rebel skaters at the former Alabama Furniture building, (2200 Glass St.).
Glass House Collective is collaborating with Boyce Station Neighborhood Association, recent winners of the Songbirds Museum Block and Roll grant, and Shannon Burke of Bike Walk Tennessee to host the final neighborhood block party of City Celebration, a city-wide festival focused on alternative transportation methods like biking, skating, and walking.
We’re winding up our registration process for official event volunteers and participants! If you’d like to sign up, fill out our online form here. Thanks!
Thank you to our amazing event sponsors: Pinnacle Bank, Memorial Hospital, EPB Fiber Optics, Coca Cola United, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Tenesha Irvin Show!