The 4 Bridges Arts Festival welcomes more than 150 artists this weekend. (Photo: Association for Visual Arts)

The 16th annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival returns to Chattanooga this weekend with two days of activity at the First Tennessee Pavilion and more than 150 artists.

Heralded as one of the finest art fairs in the nation, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival brings world-class artists to the Scenic City for art buyers, art lovers and spectators. The show is fully juried and features a variety of mediums and styles, including ceramics, photography, painting, jewelry, glass and printmaking.

Tickets are $10 for a two-day pass or $7 per day. Festival hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Click here for ticketing information.

Want to get in on the action early? A preview party will take place Friday night at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Guests will have access to the entire festival before the general public, and a chance to meet and mingle with guest artists while enjoying food, beverages and entertainment. Admission for the preview party is $100, and tickets are still available here.

In addition to carefully selected exhibiting artists, 4 Bridges Arts Festival also features an annual selection of emerging artists. The Emerging Artist Program,presented by the Association for Visual Arts, awards up to six scholarships each year to artists living within a 300-mile radius of Chattanooga

This year, three recipients were recognized. Each will receive complimentary booth space at the festival.

The jury process will take place Saturday at 11 a.m.

A full list of 2016 artists is available here.

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