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Aiming High With The Kites At Sculptures In The Sky

From Sculptures in the Sky.
Sculpture Fields at Montague Park.
From Sculptures in the Sky.

Here come the kites.

How high will they fly?

On Saturday, April 22nd - from 12 PM to 5 PM - Sculpture Fields at Montague Park in Chattanooga hosts Sculptures in the Sky, its annual kite festival.

Matt Carrington is a trustee for Sculpture Fields - and Jim Jagels is on its ambassador board.

Sculptures in the Sky flyer.
Sculpture Fields at Montague Park.

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