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Chattanooga Workspace presents Makers of 6th Street

This Friday, September 1st, Chattanooga Workspace host our monthly Open Studio Night! This month’s theme is “Makers of 6th Street.”

Along with our very talented current Workspace resident members, we will also be featuring guest artisans who used to reside here at 302 W. 6th Street and have helped us become the amazing Workspace community that we are today!

This is a free, family-friendly event offered to the community. Our Artisans, which occupy 4 floors (over 50 studios), will have their studios open to the public between 5:30-8:30pm. Each floor will feature guest artists, music, and demonstrations. Original works of art designed by the local artists will be available for purchase.

Hollie will be doing a torch painting demonstration on the 2nd floor outdoor patio, as well as presenting her work on the 2nd floor Artspace Gallery.

Hollie best describes this technique by saying, “Fire is one of the primal and elemental forces which shapes our world. My torch paintings are about this balance between control, destruction, and mesmerizing beauty. Charred into wooden panels using propane torches, they often feature flames as the sole source of light within the composition itself. The naturel grain of the wood radiates outward enhancing the effect of heat mirages and smoke. The combination of carefully controlled marks and fluid disruptions echo the fascinating paradox of the fire that gave them life.”

Featured Makers & Artists:

 

Big thanks to Chattanooga Face Paint who will be at the event on our 2nd floor patio and to our sponsor Mellow Mushroom, who will be catering our Open Studio Night.

Launch Update

 

Second Floor Design

We are getting very close to wrapping up the renovations of the facility, and the creative studios are looking sharp.  Based on confirmed interest from some early registrants on our waiting list, we expect that it will be a dynamic and exciting environment at launch.

The main level coworking space is also moving along nicely.  While there was technically less work to be done, we’ve worked with some amazing craftsmen to transform and recycle old materials from the building into beautiful new tables and fixtures.  Our coffee bar is custom made from solid Maple doors salvaged from the upper levels; not only is it a great thing for the environment, but the quality is exceptional — well beyond our budget if we were even able to purchase the same materials new today.

The second floor is dedicated to private art studios, and we have an eclectic mix of talent on our move-in list:  muralists, sculptors, painters, photographers, mixed media & folk artists and tie dye fashonistas will help to define our community culture for years to come.