Glass House Collective has partnered with green|space’s Empower to host the East Chatt Highlight Festival at the 1900 block of Roanoke Avenue, near Glass Street. This three-day neighborhood festival is in conjunction with “The Pool” by Jen Lewin, an interactive lighted art exhibit where all ages are encouraged to come out to play, dance and move as the colors change with and around them.
Made up of 40,000 LEDs on 106 computer-powered 3-foot discs arranged in concentric circles, the piece activates when someone steps on the pads, setting in motion colored light effects. With Empower’s emphasis on helping neighbors lower their energy costs, this art exhibit literally highlights neighbors and guests as they enjoy the festival into the evening hours. This is a festival for both day and night.
The third annual Gospel on Glass will be a free and family friendly. Food vendors will be on site. Participants may bring their own lawn chairs. Hope for the Inner City will also coordinate their annual plant sale on site.
Glass House Collective has partnered with Marcellus Barnes (former Orchard Knob Elementary music teacher) and UPAFC to celebrate the local gospel music talent in and around East Chattanooga. This year’s performers include some new names, along with favorites from the past two years: The Dance Ministry of Ms. Kessala Dorsey, Comedian Trish Rutledge, Pastor Corey Prather & Hi Praize, Larry Hurston & Genuine, Trent Williams, Drummers!!! Jarrod White, Eddie Heyward, DJ “Big Bam” Gates, Ashley Brison from the Group Eddie James, Pastor Jo Foster and Team Judah, Darius Ware and IPM, Tiffany Coleman, Jarvis Menifee and Chozen, Carlos and Janelle Drake, Miracle Baptist Church Mass Choir, Rock Island Church Mass Choir, The Spiritual Highlights, Justin Radford (Clarksville, TN), and Pastor Marcellus Barnes & VOT.
The event is sponsored by Tennessee Arts Commission, with additional support from Hope for the Inner City, SunTrust, Coca Cola United, New Blue Construction, and Elliott Davis Decosimo.
Lyrical Lights: Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Showcase will be Friday, April 21, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, from 3-10:30 p.m.
Gospel on Glass: Featuring Unity Performing Arts Foundation will be Sunday, April 23, from 3-10:30 p.m. There will be a live DJ starting at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a family fun picnic, bounce houses, games, vendors and food.
For additional information email email@example.com, call 402-0565 or visit Glass House Collective’s website with festival event page or the Facebook event page.