Posts Tagged ‘Mainx24’

Mainx24 – Something For Everyone

December 2, 2011

In this segment, Rabbit and Mike cover highlights of the 90-odd events happening on Saturday, December 3rd during the Mainx24 festival.  It’s a celebration of Chattanooga’s Main Street and the surrounding SouthSide community.  And there’s flaming art.

The Mainx24 Web sites features an interactive schedule/map.

 

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Annual Cornhole Tournament at MAINx24

November 28, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

Carol tossing a  bagThe annual Cornhole tournament hosted by the Southside Cowart Place Neighborhood Association will start at 2:00 pm at MAINx24 Saturday, December 3rd.  The game is a popular sport in Ohio and is gaining interest in the Chattanooga region.  This year the tournament organizers hope to increase the number of teams participating.  All proceeds from the tournament benefit Battle Academy.

Cornhole is played by two teams, each with 2 players and 4 bags of corn or beans.  There are slanted boards set up with a hole that is the target.  Points are scored by either tossing the bag through the hole or when the bag lCornhole practiceands and stays on the slanted board.   Strategies involve knocking your opponent’s bag off of the board.  You score three points for a bag going through the hole and one point for any bag that stays on the board without hitting the ground.  The first team to score 21 points wins the game.

The tournament at MAINx24 will be held in the parking lot at Chuck’s II at 27 West Main Street.  No previous experience necessary and anyone can form a team.  Contact Carol Huckaby at 423-313-7139 to register your team.

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Cornhole Board

Sculpture Burn, Chattanooga Fire Cabaret Performance at Mainx24

December 1, 2010

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

Mainx24, the festival celebrating Chattanooga’s Southside district, will feature about a dozen art-related events.  Today, we’re talking about one of the most unique… the sculpture burn.

Andrew Nigh at Wintersun Studio is a woodworker and artist.  He’s planning to build an elaborate, eighteen-foot tall wooden sculpture that looks kind of like a giant trophy, and then set it on fire.

This type of art is uncommon in Chattanooga.  It’s meant to be set ablaze, with flames that may spark and change color.  It might remind you of a fireworks display.  If you’ve been to big festivals that celebrate fire, festivals like Burning Man, you know that drumming and dancing are often a big part of it, and the sculpture burn at Mainx24 may feature some of that.

The festival begins on December 4th.  The sculpture burning will begin at 8 p.m.   The Chattanooga Fire Cabaret will also perform, spinning fire hoops and batons and breathing fire.

You can find a complete schedule here.

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Here’s a video of a similar sculpture burn created by Wintersun Studio: