This event has been postponed. 


Katelyn Kirnie Director of Public Art Chattanooga will share projects and address the question, How do you acknowledge a city’s history of racial tension and exclusion while also building public spaces that welcome and celebrate diversity? James McKissic, President of Artsbuild will share how their Equity in the Arts Grant program is building a more inclusive Chattanooga and how the organization has changed funding to be more equitable and responsive to Chattanooga’s arts and cultural community.Both presenters will share examples of how Creative Placemaking is empowering residents to make positive change in their communities.

Speakers: Katelyn Kirnie, Director of Public Art Chattanooga and James McKissic, President of Artsbuild

Public Art Chattanooga is dedicated to presenting a wide variety of high quality public art – working with the community to enhance the civic environment and enrich the lives of visitors and residents.

Since 1969, ArtsBuild has served as a catalyst for the arts in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. Through grant-making, arts education initiatives, and arts advocacy, we are focused on what the arts can do to make our community a better place.

Free for AAAC Members, $5 for Non-Members

Center for Craft

67 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801