800 is an artist collective that will build personal bonds between diverse artists in Chattanooga and mobilize those artists to create consistent community-based art projects that invite the broader Chattanooga community into a dialogue around important issues. Josiah Golson is a local artist and attorney who believes that art is an important tool for social change. He founded 800 in collaboration with Build Me a World, a creative collective that focuses on building community through storytelling. The name, 800, is inspired by the group’s meeting spot at 800 Market Street, and by “The Eight,” an early 20th Century group of artists who pursued “art for life’s sake” instead of “art for art’s sake.”
Project Leaders: Josiah Golson
Winner of Causeway Challenge II in 2015 that asked “How can we make Chattanooga a city where people from all backgrounds live, work, play and learn together?"