Our Town

Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee



Established in 1969, Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga works on behalf of all arts and cultural organizations in Hamilton County. This not-for-profit council also actively funds arts education programs in area schools.

To promote livability in Chattanooga, Allied Arts will use its Our Town grant to transform a vacant lot into the Main Terrain, a new urban park adjacent to Main Street in the city's Southside neighborhood. The park will help revitalize the once desolate neighborhood into a dynamic, creative district, providing a crucial public green space filled with as many as five interactive sculptures, each of which will invite users to engage in physical play and fitness. The park will connect a convention center, several corporate campuses and hotels, three emerging neighborhoods, an inner-city elementary school, and a low-income affordable housing development. Allied Arts has partnered with Public Art Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga's Departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Works to implement the project.