Four downtown Chattanooga alleys transformed into works of art [photos]

Jennifer Hiser puts the finishing touches on the Neural Alley art installation in the alley connecting Chestnut Street and Broad Street on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The alley is one of 4 in the city where interactive art installations were placed for the Passageways project.

See the installations in the following alleyways:

› “Urban Chandelier” 709 Cherry St.› “Garden Grass,” 730 Cherry St.› “Stargaze” and “Stage Genies,” 715 Market St. next to Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union› “Neural Alley,” 721 Broad St. between the James and Maclellan buildings.

Downtown Chattanooga had a party Wednesday night in four of its alleyways that have been transformed into works of "public architecture" by artists from as far away as Australia.

More than 1,000 people registered for Party in the Passageways, an event with free food, beer and entertainment to kick off the Passageways program. It promotes the potential of downtown's alleys by transforming four of them into works of art ranging from an installation of hanging bamboo poles to a high-tech simulation of Chattanooga's stars at night.

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