Chattanooga considers adding art to help revamp Riverwalk

The city of Chattanooga is hoping to improve parts of the Riverwalk with art.

They hope two different art projects will be enough to revamp parts of the Riverwalk downtown.

The Economic and Community Development Department will pitch a couple of ideas to council members Tuesday night.

Katelyn Kirnie with the Public Arts department says the I-24 overpass is one of the main issues.

Kirnie says "you kind of have this unpleasant experience where you ask if you're still on the riverwalk, does this keep going? This project will activate and liven that space with color and light and make it a pleasant experience for park goers."

The department hopes to receive $125,000 in grants for the I-24 project, if it is approved by council members.

The second project at the entrance of the Riverwalk-Wheeland Foundry Trailhead would require $425,000 in grants.

They plan to create a gateway to make it more appealing to park-goers.

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