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    Stage Genies at Picnic in the Passageways on 5.19.17!

    Come be serenaded by Dan Mailman, the Studio MindStride Stage Genies extraordinaire at Picnic in the Passageways on May 19, 2017! Find out more about our collaborative Passageways project with Stage Genies, where we partnered with the Stargaze installation, River City Company, the HIVE, Gigabit Mozilla Learning, and the Mozilla Foundation to bring musical computer programming opportunities to students in Chattanooga, TN. Special thanks to our partners and volunteers who help make this artistic e...  Read More...

  • Art 120 Seeking SPONSORS for Paid STEP-UP Internships for Students in Summer 2017!

    Public Education Foundation's STEP-UP Program is providing local Hamilton County students with an opportunity to work at Art 120 as PAID interns for the Summer of 2017! Read more for details, requirements, and a link to apply.  Read More...

  • !NEW PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: Painted Story Children's Gallery!

    Art 120, the Bethlehem Community Center, and artist Christina Thongnopnua, are bringing The Painted Story Children's Gallery to Chattanooga! This mobile gallery will be a unique experience and feature local artists. Read more for details and application  Read More...

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    Art Cars are Coming! 4.27.17 - 4.30.17

    While a fire may slow us down, it will not keep us from bringing art to the schools who need it most. Hold onto your hat, Art 120's Scenic City art car weekend is April 28-30th, complete with a children's mini art car parade. Click Read More for the complete schedule.  Read More...

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    Art 120 Students Celebrate Blues Legend Bessie Smith!

    TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT Y'ALL! The Awards Ceremony starts at 5:30pm on April 25, 2017!Participating students (and their families) of the Hamilton County Department of EducationBessie Smith Cultural Center art contest can attend a special reception and awards ceremony at The Bessie! Make sure you check out all of the amazing student art!  Read More...

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Your imagination needs space to breath.

Help us rebuild that space at The Howard School!


The original Southside Maker Art Center (aka SMAC) was destroyed in a fire on Thanksgiving Day, 2016. While we lost a lot of equipment, people were safe, and the spirit to "make" lives on. Today, we are rebuilding in the old gymnasium at The Howard School. SMAC will continue to serve as a cooperative creative space for the community, by the community. We want to include as many tools and supplies as our creative neighborhood desires, so this is where YOU come in. We need your input to build make the Southside Maker Arts Center truly yours!

YOU ARE AWESOME!!!