Arts in the Burg Launch Party

Arts in the Burg is planning a huge festival style launch party with three stages of entertainment, visual artists and more. It’s open to the public and free admission. The launch party is from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, June 26, in the alley behind the Princess Theatre. The launch party will include the unveiling of the city’s first large mural. For the complete line-up of events, craft vendors and food vendors, go to <;.

The Pop-up Project (Dance Group) will perform, in collaboration with Emmy Award winning Ben Sollee, at 4:30 p.m., June 26, in the Princess Theatre. This event requires a ticket, and can be purchased on at <;.

Arts in the Burg is the recipient of a generous donation from a gracious patron of the Arts, as well as a $10,000 grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission to fund the mural and launch party. This grant was awarded to SPARQ for the Arts in the Burg program as result of South Pittsburg’s participation in the Thriving Communities program and the Tennessee Placemaking Partnership.

The Tennessee Placemaking Project is a collaborative pilot project by Thrive Regional Partnership, Tennessee Arts Commission, Southeast Tennessee Development, and the Lyndhurst Foundation. The project is designed to support local communities as they scale up strategies that leverage local arts and cultural assets for economic vibrancy and growth throughout the greater Chattanooga region. To learn more, visit <>.