HATCH 2012: The 10-day festival "focuses on all facets of creative culture," including public art, music, scultpture, technology, photography and more. Events are planned throughout the Chattanooga area beginning Friday and running through April 22. For more information, visit hatchchatt.org.
4 Bridges Arts Festival: Presented by the Association for Visual Artists, the two-day juried arts festival takes place at First Tennessee Pavillion, 1826 Carter St., Saturday and April 15. Artists from around the country will display works in all mediums. Live entertainment and fine foods are also featured. Admission is $7 for one day and $10 for both. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The event is part of the new HATCH festival. For more information, visit 4bridgesartsfestival.org.
Discussion: Artist Brett Weaver will lead an hour-long discussion about Western landscapes and the art of plein air painting. The free talk will take place 10-11 a.m. Friday. The event is part of the new HATCH festival. For more information, visit www.shuptrines.com or call 423-266-4453.