To the casual passerby, the building at 302 West Sixth Street may not look all that different; but to anyone venturing through the front door, the developing transformation is instantly noticeable.
Established in 2012, Chattanooga WorkSpace’s current building used to be home to St. Barnabus Nursing Home. The building was completely renovated to make affordable working studios for artists in downtown Chattanooga. Chattanooga WorkSpace is the brain child of Chris Thomas, owner of Chattanooga Market, Public Markets, Inc. Chris wanted to create a place for artists to work other than just their home. He wanted a dedicated space for them to create & collaborate with other artists. By doing this we brought new life to a building that was not being used. But not only to an old building but to an area in downtown Chattanooga that is continuing to grow. With the help of Kathy Lennon, the Director of Operations at WorkSpace, it has grown to over 42 studios & over 55 artisans. We host a free, family friendly, Open Studio Nights, the first Friday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm with live demonstrations, music, snacks, & lots of unique, one of a kind local art for sale! Can’t make it to Open Studio Nights? Contact us (423) 822- 5750 to schedule a tour anytime during our business hours (Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 4:30pm) & have fun exploring 4 floors of working artist studios & local art.