Project Passageways Comes to the Alleyways of the Scenic City

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Some people see alleyways as places to avoid in most downtown urban areas, but the River City Company says otherwise.

Project Passageways is the one name you will want to thank as they unveiled a new urban development project in downtown Chattanooga.

Starting at Miller Plaza the public can make their way up to five installations around the city.

“Each of the installations are different but the idea is sort of to reimagine the alleyways with art so so we have great installations from bamboo hanging in alleyways to a piece called urban chandelier that looks like an incredible chandier outside,” says Amy Donahue who is the Director of Marketing and Communications of the River Sity Company is hosting this project that has changed the alleyways of downtown.

Each project has different interactions for the public to enjoy which makes it quite unique.

Other organizations around the area also get involved as well.

“We have a yarn bombing club that meets every saturday at the downtown branch and they just take you know yarn and do finger knitting and corcheying and wrap simple patches of yarn around outdoor furniture and handrails and people do it all over the country,” says May Bernett who is the Public Relation Coordinator at the Chattanooga Public Library.

“Im impressed everything looks cool the crowds are amazing. I didn’t realize it would be this many people here. It’s a great turnout and everybody seems really intrigued. and excited,” says Holt Webb of Cogent Studios who provided some of the camera work that made some of the installations possible.

Dance performances and artwork galore made this event memorable for Chattanoogans.

The installations are expected to last somewhere between 6 and 12 months depending on the project.

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