Come to the Brainerd Road Art District the first Friday of every month beginning the 2nd quarter of 2013 for an art exhibit and mix and mingle.
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The Brainerd Road Art District begins at the Missionary Ridge Tunnel in Chattanooga, TN and stretches 1 mile. The Brainerd Road Art District is located on a portion of the site where the Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought, but today the area is filled with art - Art Warehouse, Gannon Art Center, and Walls of Color. In addition to art, you will find entertainment, food, and shopping.
Explore our website and learn about the various businesses in the Brainerd Road Art District. We hope you will visit us soon and often.
The Brainerd Road Art District begins at the
Missionary RidgeTunnel. Missionary Ridge is
a geographic feature in Chattanooga,
Tennessee, site of the Battle of Missionary
Ridge, a battle in the American Civil War,
fought on November 25, 1863. Union forces
under Major Generals Ulysses S. Grant,
William T. Sherman, and George H. Thomas
routed Confederate forces under General
Braxton Bragg and lifted the siege of the city.
Missionary Ridge runs basically north-south for several kilometers and varies in width from a few meters to over 200 meters, with very steep, nearly vertical sides that rise over 100 meters from the ground surrounding it. Missionary Ridge was so named for the early missionaries who made their way along paths climbing the ridge on their way to Brainerd Village to the settlement of the Cherokee. It was also referred to as "Mission Ridge" in the early years.
The Ridge today is an affluent residential area with many plaques and monuments to the battle, some of which are in the yards of residents, but most of the larger of which are surrounded by small reservations which are part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, administered by the U.S. National Park Service. Crest Road follows the summit of the ridge for nearly its entire length.
Source the Wikipedia