Day 34: WHO-FEST Folk Art Festival – Renaisance Park, North Chattanooga

by Jeff

“For the artists, by the artists.”


Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore Art will be staging this year’s fourth annual WHO-FEST event on May 29th and 30th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Renaissance Park in Chattanooga, TN.

Winderbinder, books, art, unique gifts

Artists from nearly a dozen states will be represented. WHO-FEST is a unique opportunity to meet and purchase directly from the artist of an increasingly popular art movement. WHO-FEST was founded in 2004 as a grassroots effort “For the artists, by the artists.” Their mission is to host a major festival, representing exceptional folk, outsider, visionary and self-taught artists.

Wind 'em up - Winderbinder

WHO-FEST is set up at Chattanooga’s Renaissance Park, located in North Chattanooga at 100 Manufacturers Road just behind the Bridgeview Condominiums at the Walnut Street Bridge.

For the third year, the Shaking Ray Levi Society will curate the music at WHO-FEST and has gathered a diverse lineup for this year’s event that promises to be action-packed and fun for folks of all ages!


Matt Evans and Christie Burns are co-founders of Chattanooga’s first folk music school, The Folk School of Chattanooga, formed to serve the large, growing community of musicians in the Chattanooga area, with a focus on regional and local music traditions.  (Sunday 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Sweet Georgia Sound is a 20-member ensemble that has played in the Chattanooga area since 1994. They are well known for a variety of toe-tapping ballroom dance music that includes classic and modern big band, swing, Latin, and waltz tunes.  (Sunday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

North Shore looking under The Market Street Bridge

North Shore looking under The Market Street Bridge

Come on out and enjoy the North Shore, from WHO-FEST you can walk to unique shops, dine and stroll over to downtown on the Walnut Street Bridge. The Coolidge Park fountains and carousel are adjacent to Renaissance Park and make sure you visit the Delta Queen Hotel docked just below the Market Street Bridge.

WHO-FEST 2010 Renaissance Park

WHO-FEST 2010 Renaissance Park

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