Arts & Culture
  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:12 AM
    Bessie Smith Cultural Center to launch digital series to open race relation discussion in Chattanooga - WRCB-TV
    NewsThrough this initiative, the series will include local community members reading children’s books on race, diversity, civil rights, Black History, and more says, Cameron.Sunday, June 28th 2020, 10:09 AM EDT by Kerry FrenchUpdated: Sunday, June 28th 2020, 11:12 AM EDT
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:25 PM
    Tennessee Aquarium and Other Downtown Attractions Expanding Hours for July 4th Weekend
    Chattanooga, TN. (Press Release) – While many community Fourth of July events have fizzled out this year, those who’d like to celebrate America’s birthday in downtown Chattanooga will have more time to enjoy attractions that offer safe, relaxing fun for the whole family.The Tennessee Aquarium, Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, and the Chattanooga River Market have announced expanded hours of operations for the Fourth of July weekend.Thanks to safety modifications outlined in the Aquarium’s phased reopening plan, visitors can focus on relaxing and reconnecting with nature as they explore the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. ...
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:56 AM
    While many community Fourth of July events have fizzled out this year, those who’d like to celebrate America’s birthday in downtown Chattanooga will have more time to enjoy attractions that offer safe, relaxing fun for the whole family, said officials. The Tennessee Aquarium, Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, and the Chattanooga River Market have announced expanded hours of operations for the Fourth of July weekend. Thanks to safety modifications outlined in the Aquarium’s phased reopening plan, visitors can focus on relaxing and reconnecting with nature as they explore the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings. Visitors ...
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:01 PM
    In spite of the uncertainty 2020 brought at its start, local plant nursery Bees on a Bicycle celebrated its third anniversary by earning green|light’s sustainability certification. A small but mighty oasis in the center of Chattanooga’s Southside, Bees offers a wide range of native Tennessee plants and seasonal indoor and outdoor options. Owner and plant aficionado Cath Shaw Truelove can often be found hosting workshops or guiding her guests on how to make sustainable gardening choices. (Many of these can also be found as how-to video resources on the shop’s social media channels.) For her business green|light certification, Ms. Truelove ...
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:56 AM
    In spite of the uncertainty 2020 brought at its start, local plant nursery Bees on a Bicycle celebrated its third anniversary by earning green|light’s sustainability certification. A small but mighty oasis in the center of Chattanooga’s Southside, Bees offers a wide range of native Tennessee plants and seasonal indoor and outdoor options. Owner and plant aficionado Cath Shaw Truelove can often be found hosting workshops or guiding her guests on how to make sustainable gardening choices. (Many of these can also be found as how-to video resources on the shop’s social media channels.) For her business green|light certification, Ms. Truelove ...
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 01:23 PM
    The railroad has always played an important role in the history of Chattanooga and today still is very active in hauling freight, but unfortunately passenger service on the Southern Railway System and its successors ended long ago in this area. Chattanooga was an important railroad hub during the Civil War and up until March 30, 1968, was a stop on the route of the passenger train named the Tennessean that ran to Memphis three times a week. The luxury train was jointly operated by the Norfolk and Western Railway and the Southern Railway System and service was inaugurated on May ...
  • Monday, June 08, 2020 05:50 PM
    Chattanooga Youth Gallery organizers — the area’s only juried art exhibition for high school students — knew that the show must go on despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Like a lot of things these days, it just looks a little bit differently. Instead of having an evening of celebration at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, event organizers created a drive-by celebration to recognize the top nine winners from the three categories of visual arts, traditional digital photography and enhanced digital photography. Chattanooga Youth Gallery organizers and TVFCU representatives drove-by the homes of winners and/or met them at a nearby TVFCU branch ...
  • Monday, June 08, 2020 05:48 PM
    Chattanooga Youth Gallery organizers — the area’s only juried art exhibition for high school students — knew that the show must go on despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Like a lot of things these days, it just looks a little bit differently. Instead of having an evening of celebration at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, event organizers created a drive-by celebration to recognize the top nine winners from the three categories of visual arts, traditional digital photography and enhanced digital photography. Chattanooga Youth Gallery organizers and TVFCU representatives drove-by the homes of winners and/or met them at a nearby TVFCU branch ...
  • Monday, June 08, 2020 01:23 PM
    The railroad has always played an important role in the history of Chattanooga and today still is very active in hauling freight, but unfortunately passenger service on the Southern Railway System and its successors ended long ago in this area. Chattanooga was an important railroad hub during the Civil War and up until March 30, 1968, was a stop on the route of the passenger train named the Tennessean that ran to Memphis three times a week. The luxury train was jointly operated by the Norfolk and Western Railway and the Southern Railway System and service was inaugurated on May ...
  • Sunday, June 07, 2020 11:53 PM
    The railroad has always played an important role in the history of Chattanooga and today still is very active in hauling freight, but unfortunately passenger service on the Southern Railway System and its successors ended long ago in this area. Chattanooga was an important railroad hub during the Civil War and up until March 30, 1968, was a stop on the route of the passenger train named the Tennessean that ran to Memphis three times a week. The luxury train was jointly operated by the Norfolk and Western Railway and the Southern Railway System and service was inaugurated on May ...