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Along Rossville Boulevard, A Project For Art And Climate

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A new art and climate project here in Chattanooga is seeking artists who live and work on the Rossville Boulevard corridor.

Three artists will be chosen for a paid, year-long residency for the project.

James McKissic is president of ArtsBuild - and Brianna Jones is its programs and grants coordinator.

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