City of Columbia finishes mural with assistance from partner funding agency Tennessee Arts Commission By Thad H. Jablonski, Finance Director/Assistant City Manager, Columbia, TN – Muralist Michael T. Colley completed the first side of the stunning new 2017 Columbia Public Mural Project as he brushed the
Delta Regional Authority Offers Funding and Technical Assistance to Strengthen Local Economies through Arts and Culture Creative Placemaking Initiative Supports Community Development By Andrew Moreau, Delta Regional Authority – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with leading national arts and government organizations, has announced the
By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Arts Center of Cannon County received an FY2017 Creative Placemaking award for a public art project to be installed in a previously barren block at the intersection of Doolittle Road and Water Street in Woodbury.
By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – The Tennesee Arts Commission awarded Arts in McNairy an FY2017 Creative Placemaking grant for $7,680. The grant was for a Cultural Heritage Walking Trail, a .8 mile walking trail in downtown Selmer that connects existing cultural
by Barry Courter, Times Free Press – Peggy Townsend readily admits that the space now known as Main Terrain on West Main Street in Chattanooga resembles nothing like what planners originally envisioned. It’s way better, says Townsend, the city’s director of Public Art Chattanooga in
From Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development— Last month, I had the honor of participating in a roundtable discussion about creative placemaking at the Capital Ideas conference hosted by Smart Growth America’s Transportation for America program, an alliance of community leaders and policy makers dedicated to public investment in
By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development — The Creative Placemaking grants competition was designed to help build stronger communities by enhancing the distinctive character of Tennessee places. Thirteen projects were awarded in FY2017, and 12 projects were awarded in FY2016. Awarded this year, Unicoi Buffalo