You're invited to the Open Spaces launch party - Friday, October 3rd!

Grab a map at the Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza and tour the installations from 7-8pm, and return to the pavilion 8-10:30pm for a reception with cash bar & entertainment.

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program overview


Open Spaces will bring life and animation to previously empty storefronts through dynamic and vibrant installations of art, light and tech.


Through a partnership with The Lyndhurst Foundation, River City Company will provide funding for approved installation proposals.


The program will include 19 installations on ground level windows in vacant storefronts throughout City Center reaching from 6th Street to MLK Boulevard and Chestnut Street to Georgia Avenue.


Application Deadline

Recipients Announced


Launch Event

If interested in sponsoring a window, please contact Paige Southard at or 423-265-3700.

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Activating City Center one storefront at a time.

In our ever expanding city, we have seen each district develop its own personality. City Center is beginning to lay groundwork for their own identity, and Open Spaces will ideally aid in its revival and sustainability as a destination. Once completed, Open Spaces windows will create a bridge between the Southside and Riverfront allowing people to move through the district in an inviting and comfortable setting.