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Future uncertain for Chattanooga arts groups as ways of funding change

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When Chattanooga Theatre Centre producing director George Quick turned to social media this month to say the CTC could close if $90,000 wasn't raised this fall, it sent shock waves through the community.

Could a 90-year-old iconic fixture in the arts community really go away, some wondered. Was the threat real, and do other arts organizations face a similar fate?

The answer, it appears, is yes to all three, though Quick emphasized there is no hard deadline when the CTC might have to close. Since the announcement the CTC has raised $45,000, including $25,000 from an anonymous donor, spokeswoman Jan Belk said.

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