1O x 1O IS MORE THAN A SHOWCASE; IT IS A CATALYST FOR GROUNDSWELL CREATIVITY.
From April 13 to 22, artists from all over the region converged on downtown Chattanooga, making the city their own working studio. As a part of the first annual HATCH, the much-buzzed-about collaborative citywide arts and culture showcase, MakeWork hosted a 10-day exhibition of 100 creative works established on a 10-by-10-block city footprint. Streets, parking lots, parks and abandoned buildings will became a medium to construct, innovate and celebrate creativity.
It’s been said that 100 creative works can change a city.These 100 works, spread out from the riverfront to Martin Luther King Boulevard, included 10 artifacts, which were substantial physical and phenomenal structures, and 90 animations, which were creative happenings sprinkled throughout downtown to engage visitors and enliven their interactions with the artistic works. These works were inspired by the creative spirit of Chattanooga.
1OX1O Highlights and Statistics
1OX1O Community Impact
COMMUNITY X ECONOMIC IMPACTS:
- 151 Artists
- 23 MakeWork Grantees
- 447 Participants
- 477 Local Students
- 72 Partnerships
- 10 Historically Inspired Site-Specific Installations
- 12 Vacant Urban Spaces Utilized
- 3,500+ Attendees
- 260,000+ Pedestrian and Vehicle Traffic
- $36,350 Artist Stipends
- $10,052 Creative Economy (Retals, Design, Labor)
- $172,800 Arts & Economic Prosperity Calculator (artsusa.org)
ARTIFACTS X ANIMATIONS:
The 10 site-specific artifacts, with locations chosen with the help of the Chattanooga History Center, were spaced throughout a 10-by-10 footprint. These artifacts involve materiality and formal architecture, and brought to life the history and culture of the city’s downtown core and give visitors a sense of community and place. Many of the artifacts engage the industrial heritage that is integral to Chattanooga’s identity.
The 90 animations were more fluid than the artifacts, and served to energize and enliven each block. They were divided into three time-sensitive categories, from short and exciting experiences like a pop-up fashion show to more lasting installations like sculpture and a graffiti skate park. For all of these works, the aim was to inspire and engage the community of downtown Chattanooga and celebrate its unique culture, creativity and history.
Artists are important economic and social catalysts for Chattanooga’s creative culture, and MakeWork strives to stimulate our city’s creative economy by empowering artists with the financial support, showcase opportunities, and tools they need to succeed and grow.
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Over 100 artists, partners, and fans made 1OX1O a reality. We are thrilled that you embarked on this journey with us. Special thanks to Parks and Recreation, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Bluff View Arts District, Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum, CapitalMark Bank, Mesa & Associates, Dome Building Reality Partners, and the Public Library for hosting 1OX1O events, and to Maurice Nicely, author of Chattanooga Walking Tour and HIstoric Guide, for assistance in locating the 10 historically and culturally unique Artifact sites for 1OX1O.