A Dream Becomes a Reality
A former Chattanooga landfill becomes a park filled with sculptures created by artists from around the world.
World-renowned, Chattanooga based sculptor John Henry turned what was once a dump into the free park. The property is still owned by the city but is now home to 27 large-scale sculptures.
The Sculpture Fields at Montague Park is open daily for everyone to experience. The grand opening celebration of the 33-acre park off Polk Street is on Saturday (April 9, 2016). There's a full schedule of free events and activities for art lovers and others to enjoy. The day includes a free yoga class, artist lectures, a meet the artist walk around the park and live music. Activities are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Park visitors with smartphones can download the Otocast app. The app has a map of the sculptures on the property along with commentary by each of the artists.
The Sculpture Fields at Montague Park is still a work in progress. Henry says more sculptures will be added along with a visitors center.
For more information on the park, it's history and upcoming events click here. The park will be open daily from sunrise to sunset.