Chattanooga Arts & Culture
From traditional to modern and all points in between, Chattanooga offers a diverse selection of opportunities to enjoy the local arts & culture of Chattanooga. Public art can be found everywhere, from various street corners and sidewalks to sculpture gardens and points along the river.
Take in one of the nation's largest collections of American art at the Hunter Museum of American Art or visit the Bessie Smith Cultural Center to learn about the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith. We invite you to discover the many galleries and emerging artists at the Bluff View Art District, NorthShore and Southside districts. To create your own art gallery crawl, read our blog post about Chattanooga art galleries.
There's always something going on in Chattanooga. Make time for the many outstanding music and arts festivals and theatre performances throughout the entire year. Track29 features national touring acts in an intimate setting. The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera plays at the historic Tivoli Theatre regularly and makes for a nice romantic evening out.
Chattanooga boasts one of the best artisan markets in the country according to Frommer's at the Chattanooga Market every Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm at the Tennessee Pavilion.