Named “PRIME 50” Fine Art Fairs in the U.S. for 2016 by Art Fair Sourcebook!

GET READY FOR 2017!

April 21, 22 & 23

4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 17th year to bring world-class fine art to the region. 4 Bridges is a fully juried show with artists awards totaling $15,000. Diversity in mediums and styles in a truly unique 50,000 sq. ft. covered pavilion mix with serious art buyers from across the region, and beyond, to create an atmosphere unlike any other.

2017 Festival Information

  • Application open Aug 1st-Oct 31st, 2016. The application process will be conducted through Zapplication.com. The application link and further application details will be posted to this website once the call for artists is officially live.
  • Jury selections take place in November 2016 (official dates TBA).
  • Artists who are selected will be notified in December 2016. 
  • Festival Dates April 21-23, 2017. The Friday, April 21st date is the annual 4 Bridges Preview Party. 
  • Emerging Artist Scholarships are available for up to 6 applicants.
  • $15,000 in prize money will be awarded. Awards are presented at the Festival on Saturday, April 22 2017. 

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OUR 2016 AWARD WINNERS 

2016 4 Bridges Awards Video

We present the highlight video of the 2016 Awards being presented by our guest jurors along with the Festival Director, Michelle Kimbrell. AVA and the Festival organizers wish to thank the Benwood Foundation and the Friends of 4 Bridges patrons for their support of the artists awards and services. 

Photos of the 4 Bridges 2016 Awards Recipients

Our Jurors Statement: 

"In selecting the award winners for the 4 Bridges Arts Festival we chose work that reflected a diversity media and practice. All the works in the exhibition displayed a high caliber of technique and innovation, which made the prizes a difficult task. We all appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this festival."


4 Bridges Welcomes 156 Fine Artists from Across the United States


2016 4 BRIDGES PREVIEW PARTY

Each year, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival invites guests to start the weekend of fine art, food and entertainment with the 4 Bridges Preview Party. Guest for this one night only event have exclusive access to the entire 4 Bridges Arts Festival to view the art, get to know the guest artists, enjoy delicious food and beverages and, of course, have the first chance to buy limited edition works of art! This is one of the most highly anticipated nights in Chattanooga's social calendar.


4 Bridges also has two unique ways you can support the ongoing development of the Festival, while offering you exclusive benefits with our 4 Bridges Patron Program.

Advocate Patron
515.00

4 BRIDGES SUPPORTER PATRON BENEFITS

  • $300 worth of Bridge Bucks to purchase art
  • Two tickets to the Preview Party
  • One limited edition collectible 4Bridges pin
  • Two VIP badges with weekend access to the Festival and VIP hospitality tent

Thank you for being a part of the 4Bridges Arts Festival Patron Program. We apologize that AVA can no longer absorb the credit card fees associated with these transactions. We thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Festival.

The processing of this Patron level includes a 3% fee for credit and debit card fees.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR ID AVAILABLE FOR PARTY CHECK-IN!

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Collector Patron
1,030.00

4 BRIDGES COLLECTOR PATRON BENEFITS

  • $750 worth of Bridge Bucks to purchase art
  • Two tickets to the Preview Party
  • One limited edition collectible 4Bridges pin
  • Two VIP badges with weekend access to the Festival and VIP hospitality tent
  • $50 donation made to AVA

Thank you for being a part of the 4Bridges Arts Festival Patron Program. We apologize that AVA can no longer absorb the credit card fees associated with these transactions. We thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Festival.

The processing of this Patron level includes a 3% fee for credit and debit card fees.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR ID AVAILABLE FOR PARTY CHECK-IN!

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The 4 Bridges Arts Festival takes place at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Downtown Chattanooga. 

1826 Reggie White Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37408

 

 

OUR 2016 4 BRIDGES JURORS

Our 2016 Four Bridges Arts Festival jurors gathered to make their selections over the Nov. 13th weekend. To learn more about our jurors and their work, visit our Jurors web page.

Ellen Simak - Director of Book Arts at The Open Press (Chattanooga, TN), Craig Drennen, Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA), Sherry Masters, Art Connections (Asheville, NC)  

Ellen Simak - Director of Book Arts at The Open Press (Chattanooga, TN), Craig Drennen, Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA), Sherry Masters, Art Connections (Asheville, NC)