Bate started McCallie Walls in an effort to inspire transformation in the Highland Park section of McCallie Avenue through beautification. Since its beginnings, the project has commissioned a number of muralists to breathe artistic life into the streets. Previously dilapidated structures are now vibrant drive-through galleries that function as conversation pieces and reflect Chattanooga’s spirit. In addition to cleaning up the neighborhood, the ongoing project offers an opportunity for local, professional artists to use their skills in a way that is changing the community. Bate’s vision is for the project to continue extending throughout city’s streets and alleyways.
Project Leaders: Kevin Bate