Hunter Museum: Organizations gather to create 10-day art and technology festival

Hunter Museum: Organizations gather to create 10-day art and technology festival

January 10th, 2012 by Barry Courter in Local - Breaking News

A family looks out at the Tennessee River from the Hunter Museum of American Art on Tuesday. The family had walked from North Chattanooga across the Walnut Street Bridge to reach the museum.

At least 19 organizations have been working together to create a 10-day festival called HATCH - History Art Technology Culture Happenings - that will take place throughout the city April 13-22, according to Hunter Museum of American Art Executive Director Dan Stetson.

During a press conference held at 10 this morning at the Hunter, Stetson and representatives from the various arts organizations announced the plans that will kick off with the Four Bridges Arts Festival and will incorporate local galleries, studios, visual artists, musicians and performances artists.

Benwood and Lyndhurst foundations are the founding sponsors, according to Stetson.

The festival will be similar in scope to RiverRocks, which showcases the areas outdoor and adventure activities, but will focus and showcase the arts. Some events will be ticketed and many will have no admission fee, Stetson said.

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