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Arts at Erlanger

Creating a healing atmosphere

The purpose of art in the hospital setting goes far beyond decoration. Recent studies show a direct link between art and the brain’s reaction to pain, stress and anxiety. A 2011 University of London study found that blood flow increased 10 percent to the “joy response” part of the brain when subjects saw a beautiful painting. The Arts at Erlanger program seeks to preserve and expand the healing, uplifting, and therapeutic art at all campuses in our medical system.

Our goals are to:
Create a healing atmosphere for patients and their guests at all Erlanger facilities.
Enhance the spaces at our campuses with artwork from talented regional artists.
Explore and introduce new art forms to complement the healing work of Erlanger.
Archive, update and preserve our inventory of existing and new artwork within the Erlanger Health System.

Healing through the Arts | Photography Contest and Exhibition

Enter the “Healing through the Arts” photography contest, and help provide unique imagery for the new Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center and the new Behavioral Health Hospital. Selected artwork will be used to further the décor of the new patient rooms, lobbies and hallway.

  • Subission deadline is February 17, 2018
  • Open to anyone living within a 75-mile radius of Chattanooga.
  • No entry fee
  • Enter up to 10 images per category  - See contest flier for categories and suggested themes
  • Digital images only - See contetst flier for image requirements
  • Hosted by Arts at Erlanger and managed by the the Photographic Society of Chattanooga

Enter Today! 


Currently on Display | Tennessee Music

December 22, 2017 – April 20, 2018

Gallery Corridor, adjacent to Elevator D

From Beale Street in Memphis to Music Row in Nashville to the Big Nine in Chattanooga, Tennessee has long been a crossroads of American music and a keystone of American culture. Iconic venues like the Grand Ole Opry, Sun Studios, Stax Records, Cumberland Caverns, and the Ryman Auditorium as well as front porches across Appalachia tell the story of a rich musical heritage reflective of the diverse talents and perspectives of its people and the varied landscapes they inhabit. The legacy of great artists like Bessie Smith, Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Roy Acuff, Big Star, Booker T., Issac Hayes, User, Norman Blake, The Impressions, and many others informs what has become a modern musical renaissance in the Volunteer State, as evidenced by a flurry of acclaimed acts and recordings as well as the internationally renowned music festivals Bonnaroo and Big Ears. 

Featured artists:
Thomas Corey
April Dalrymple
Gayle Domanski
Lupina Poi Haney
Faye Ives
Janice Kennedy
Sierra Kennebrew
Jennie Kirkpatrick
Nadine Koski
Spears McAllester
Kathleen Pacenti
Margaret Park

Some of the artwork currently on display and shown in the gallery below is available for purchase. Please contact the artist directly if you’re interested in a specific piece of artwork. Contact information and details about each piece can be found here or by clicking on any of the images below.



Buy Amazing Nature Photos to Support Children’s Hospital

ContinuCare President and photographer, Donna Bourdon, has generously donated the photos from her Erlanger Employee art show with proceeds going to help build the new Children’s Hospital. Add awesome natural beauty to your home, and support the Believe campaign!

Artwork around Erlanger


Arts Committee

  • Judy Spiegel, Co-chair
  • Martica Lambiase, Co-chair
  • Dr. Charles Campbell
  • Donna Bourdon
  • Julie Taylor
  • Spears McAllester
  • Bruce Komiske
  • Brenda Ross
  • Tony Wear
  • Dr. Melanie Blake
  • Katharine Toledano
  • David Morris
  • Phyllis Shuptrine Best
  • Martha Elder
  • Cindy Olson
  • Dr. Jennifer Keates
  • Mary Campbell
  • Dr. Gary Malakoff
  • Judith Jasinski
  • Eric Keller
  • Dr. Mukta Panda
  • Gary Wilkes
  • Debbie Adams
  • Elizabeth Ruffner
  • Lisa Norris

Contact Us

To learn more about the Arts at Erlanger or to make a donation, please contact Bruce Komiske.