Glass St. Block Party is Coming Up 9/24. Here's What They're Celebrating.

Sep 22, 2016

This is one of Wayne White's 12 feet tall puppets to be featured at the event on Saturday.
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WUTC's Richard Winham speaks with Teal Thibaud, Executive Director of the Glass House Collective, and Shane Morrow about revitalization efforts in the neighborhood.

The Glass Street LIVE Block Party is coming up 9/24, and the public is invited.

From their Web site:

It’s time! This Saturday morning giant puppets will march up Glass Street in our kick-off Wayne-O-Rama Puppet Parade featuring artist Wayne White’s larger than life Civil War generals dancing alongside home-made puppets crafted by a wide mix of local artists and residents. It’s the perfect start for this year’s 3rd annual block party event, celebrating the creative life at play here, as the Glass House Collective is just that: the collective energy of artists, neighbors, and community partners dancing together to bring life back to Glass Street and Glass Street back to life.

DETAILS:

We’re excited that Glass Street LIVE coincides with both Wayne-O-Rama, the year long Chattanooga artist residency of Emmy award winning Wayne White, as well as the National Parks Service’s Centennial, allowing us the special opportunity to showcase Sherman Reservation, a 50 acre national park atop Glass Street, along the ridge. Along with free shuttle service throughout the day, provided by CARTA, visitors will be able to explore the new access trail that safely connects Glass Street to the park, where rangers will be offering Civil War historical tours at one-hour intervals: 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM.

Following the parade visitors can enjoy live music at the Jazzanooga stage, watch live mural painting by local artists: MuteOn, Ricardo Moody, and The Artist Seven, participate in interactive art displays from Words in Grey, the 800 Project, and “the Creatives” in pop-up galleries and other activities all along Glass Street, peruse the Glass Street Market with stands by Grow Hope Urban Farm, and other local vendors, enjoy tasty treats from local food trucks and vendors! Kids will love the chance to spray colorful washable paint on a CPD cop car and can get their giggles out in the bounce houses and game area, while parents might unwind with yoga in the park from 423 Yoga and Lululemon. TIME:  11AM-4PM on Saturday, September 24 LOCATION: Along Glass Street near its intersection with N. Chamberlain Ave. Parking will be clearly marked. While Chamberlain will remain open to traffic, Glass Street will be blocked off during the festival to accommodate pedestrians.