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Private individuals and agencies occasionally offer works of art as donations or loans to the City of Chattanooga. Similarly, individuals or groups may also wish to propose a public art project that would be temporarily or permanently installed on City property. These gifts and exhibitions are an important part of the City's growing art collection and presence in the public realm. Public Art Chattanooga has established policies and procedures for any unsolicited donations, loans, or exhibition proposals for the following reasons:

Maintain the quality of the public art collection.
Ensure that artworks are sited to the most suitable locations.
Establish that there will be funds to protect, maintain, preserve, and conserve works of art on public property.
Evaluate works for quality, safety, durability, and maintainability.

The Public Art Committee (PAC) is responsible for reviewing all gifts, loans, and public art exhibitions proposed by individuals, organizations, and neighborhood and community groups. For more information on these guidelines, please click here.

After reviewing the above guidelines, to download an application for placing permanent artwork on City of Chattanooga property, please click here.

Public Art Chattanooga
Department of Economic and Community Development

2nd Floor City Hall
101 East 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402(map)
Email: publicart@chattanooga.gov