Diversity on display at 4 Bridges Art Festival [photos]

Diversity on display at 4 Bridges Art Festival [photos]

April 15th, 2018 by Barry Courter in Life Entertainment

Ed and Kate Coleman's "Clique Collection," made from porcelain clay, will be on display at this year's 4 Bridges Arts Festival. (Contributed Photo)

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Gallery: Diversity on display at 4 Bridges Art Festival

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If you go

› What: 4 Bridges Arts Festival.

› When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 21; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

› Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.

› Admission: Free.

› Online: 4bridgesfestival.org.

› Note: A preview party is 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, April 20. Tickets are $100.



Phyllis Mescon can sum up this year's 4 Bridges Arts Festival in one word:


"It's diverse in both medium and price range," she says. "There really will be something for everybody."

Mescon is handling the marketing and publicity for the annual event set for Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, at First Tennessee Pavilion. She says the festival drew a record number of applications — 522 — this year.

The two-day event will feature works in 13 art categories by 146 artists from 28 states.

Because it is a juried showcase, the record number of applicants doesn't mean that there are a record number of artists showing their work. The four judges chose only works they deemed worthy of being showcased, Mescon says.

The judges were Katherine Taylor, a painter from Atlanta; Andrew Glascow, an art historian from Asheville, North Carolina; graphic designer Krista Eubanks and artist Mary Lynn Portera, both from Chattanooga.

Once again, nine emerging artists were chosen as well.

A preview party, featuring a first look at the art, food and entertainment and a chance to meet the guest artists, will take place Friday, April 20, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at First Tennessee Pavilion. Party patrons also have the first opportunity to purchase the art pieces during the party. Admission is $100.

Contact Barry Courter at bcourter@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6354.