City of Chattanooga/Public Art Chattanooga

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Founded 2001
Chattanooga, United States


Public Art Chattanooga (PAC) oversees all temporary and permanent public art projects on City of Chattanooga property and maintains the city’s public art collection of over 180 works. PAC is administered by the City of Chattanooga and the Public Art Commission, partnering closely with the private sector to support public art projects throughout the City. The Mayor-appointed Public Art Commission reviews and approves all public art projects—ensuring artworks on city property meet city regulations and national standards for excellence. The PAC team provides resources and technical assistance for artist selection, artwork design, installation and maintenance, and also creates opportunities for community engagement through programming, education, and advocacy.

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Chattanooga, the 4th largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. The city boasts the most productive affordable housing program in the nation, and is notable for leveraging development funds through effective public/private partnerships, with significant civic involvement on the part of private foundations. Chattanooga was one of the first US cities to effectively use a citizen visioning process to set specific long-range goals to enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

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