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Chattanooga Art Tour

  • Chattanooga art tour highlights thriving art scene
  • Visit a mix of galleries, studios, and outdoor artworks
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 adults for a more intimate experience
Chattanooga Art Tour
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Chattanooga Art Tour
From USD 49.16
With this Chattanooga art tour, the whole city becomes your gallery. Explore Chattanooga nooks and crannies such as the Bluff View Art District and City Center in search of the city’s best art, including outdoor sculptures, galleries, and exclusive showings at private artist studios. This small-group tour is limited to just 10 adults or fewer for an intimate experience.
What to Expect
Meet your guide near the Hunter Museum of American Art in the Bluff View Art District, and then set off on your 3-hour combination walking and Uber chauffeured tour to explore the unique visual arts Chattanooga has to offer.  You’ll begin by taking in the beautiful views from the cliffs overlooking the Tennessee River and the north shore of Chattanooga.
In the Bluff View Art District you’ll explore pieces of outdoor sculpture by artists including Tom Otterness, Deborah Butterfield and Alexander Calder. You’ll stop in the district’s River Gallery where a variety of art forms abound and you’ll review the current show.
From the district you’ll head to artist studios in the City Center or Southside neighborhoods. You’ll meet artists working in many different mediums and see their studios. Depending on the day, some artists may give demonstrations.
The tour will also include some of Chattanooga’s numerous works of public art. There are many murals in the MLK district and we’ll discuss one of the largest ones celebrating life in the MLK neighborhood.
Your tour will also include visits to a couple of Southside art galleries, featuring both contemporary and local art. Here the gallery managers will discuss the current show.
Overall the tour will include 7 to 8 stops and will conclude on the Southside. The ending point is close to many restaurants, shops and bars. There are plenty of local transportation options to get you back to your hotel or car.
Reviews (5)
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

If you like art and want a peek at the totality of the art scene in Chattanooga, I would highly recommend this. You get a great sampling of many different mediums and a guide (Libby) with an intimate and friendly knowledge of all the artists...More

Thank O9470HJshawns
Reviewed 28 March 2018
Definitely a must experience in Chattanooga...

One of the best art walks I’ve experienced. Libby is extremely knowledgeable and takes you to working artists studios along with public art spaces. I highly recommend this experience for art lovers and/or people curious about the art scene in Chattanooga.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank eclecticmuse50
Libby S, Owner at New South Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018
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So happy you could join us @eclecticmuse50

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Great for tourists or locals

A unique tour and opportunity. This was a surprise for me, so I had no idea what to expect, but it was such a great way to get a crash course into the art world of Chattanooga. I'm a very skeptical person who normally hates...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Elea A
Libby S, Owner at New South Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks Elea! So happy you could tour with us!

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Great tour for visitors or long time Chattanoogans.

An interesting mix of public art and private galleries and artists' studios. I particularly enjoyed meeting the artists, touring their work spaces, and learning about their techniques and inspirations. As a long time Chattanooga resident, I thought I had a good grasp of the art...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Scott P
Libby S, Owner at New South Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for joining us on the tour Scott! Glad to hear that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Excellent way to get a crash course tasting of the famous Chattanooga art scene.

The amount of art in Chattanooga will make your head spin. This is a great way to sample the city's mixture of southern art...from the well known to the obscure. Well worth it!! Be sure to add it to you Chattanooga travel agenda.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Brad M
Libby S, Owner at New South Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for joining us on the tour!

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