Downtown Chattanooga

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Art in Motion

A collaboration between CARTA, Public Art Chattanooga and River City Company to transform CARTA downtown electric shuttles into mobile public works of art by five local artists.


ArtSpark is covers downtown traffic signal boxes with art designs printed on vinyl from local artists in partnership with Public Art Chattanooga, Chattanooga Department of Transportation and EPB. 


Monthly Basecamp events in Miller Plaza include free co-working space, a speaker series and other perks throughout the day where you can enjoy the Innovation District while networking with many like-minded thinkers and doers. Enjoy fast, free Wi-Fi in Miller Plaza courtesy of EPB Fiber Optics.

Center Park
Previously used as a community pocket park, food truck hub and outdoor movie theater, Center Park is now the home to a 10-story, mixed-use development called Market City Center

ChattaNewbies is an opportunity for those new to Chattanooga to learn more about the community and meet other 'Newbies in town. These monthly events are in partnership with Society of Work, Causeway, Lamp Post Properties and The Edney Innovation Center, and you can follow the ChattaNewbies' Facebook page here

City Sweat

City Sweat is a monthly workout series in Miller Plaza in conjunction with lululemon Chattanooga. This free exercise series is open to the public and covers a variety of exercise options including yoga and biking.

Clean & Green Program

River City Company and Volkswagen Chattanooga present Clean and Green, a coordinated volunteer effort every April to keep downtown beautiful. 


Chattanooga Urbanists or CURB is a joint program with the Chattanooga Design Studio that connects individuals who are interested in how design and planning affect the city’s look and feel for networking, advocacy and projects centeretd around tactical urbanism. To see CURB's upcoming events, visit the Facebook page here.

District Banners
To beautify and highlight the uniqueness of each downtown district, colorful and vibrant banners have been installed throughout downtown. See the design of each banner at
Explore Downtown Living

A tour of downtown living options, visit 14 apartment and condo developments on June 3rd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Get your free ticket here

Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays is held in Miller Park every Friday September 28 - November 16 2018 from 11:30am - 1:30pm with a variety of food trucks and a different arts and cultural performance each week including the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's String Quintet and the Chattanooga Ballet thanks to Market City Center!  

Holiday Market in Miller Plaza

One evening every December, Miller Plaza is full of holiday cheer and local gifts along with music and treats to highlight some of Downtown's best retailers.


Nightfall is a Friday night music staple in Miller Plaza held from May-August, beginning at 7pm. Nightfall is coordinated by Chattanooga Presents


A mid-day, 8 week concert series, Noontunes is a free local musician showcase on Fridays at noon from September 13 - November 1. Hosted in Miller Park with food trucks and other vendors, Noontunes is sponsored by TransCard, First Tennessee Bank, Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., Elliott Davis and Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. See the lineup here.

Open Spaces
Open Spaces brought life and animation to previously empty storefronts through dynamic and vibrant installations of art, light and tech in City Center. For information about all 19 installations, click here.
Park(ing) Day
Park(ing) Day is an international event that reclaims metered parking spots for a day to create temporary public spaces. It occurs the third Friday of every September. For 2018, the Chattanooga Design Studio is organizing the Chattanooga event. 

In conjunction with AIA Tennessee, Passageways re-imagined four Downtown Chattanooga's alleyways into creative and usable temporary spaces in City Center. Passageways 2.0 is currently underway with partners Cogent Studio and Public Art Chattanooga to transform a new alley with a permanent installation. Learn more here.

Project: PopUp

A retail incubator located at 800 Chestnut Street, Project: PopUp helped animate the strip known as CitiPark and assisted in redefining it as a retail destination.

Retail Recruitment

Working to fill in Downtown’s missing gaps with vibrant and quality retailers, we strive to cultivate relationships with area brokers, land owners and potential retailers. Check out our Retail Site here

Startup Week Basecamp
Startup Week Chattanooga is a celebration of Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial community in October. Basecamp, hosted in Miller Plaza, is a hub of activity and programming for this community-wide event.
Urban Design Challenge

Urban Design Challenge envisioned the highest and best future use of key downtown sites, energized public discourse about the importance of urban design and showcased local architecture and design talent.

To make traversing the downtown area easier, pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding signage has been installed throughout the downtown area along with updated maps and map kiosks. With many community partners helping to make this possible, you can download Downtown maps here.
Your Dream Lives Downtown
An extensive marketing campaign catalyzed by a four part video series spotlighting individuals who were experiencing their live, work and play dreams in Downtown Chattanooga.