GUTS 2018

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition among local creatives, with the primary goal of unifying the creative community of Chattanooga in support of the brave kids of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

AIGA Chattanooga is inviting local and regional creative professionals to test their pumpkin carving skills to join us for this exciting #DesignForGood opportunity!

Our first annual GUTS competition will be held at the The Chattanooga Market‘s Haunted Market, October 28, 2018. We invite community members to observe the carving competition and encourage donating directly to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee by buying ‘GUTS’ swag at our booth! Onlookers can also donate by participating in the silent auction of the winning pumpkins. All money raised will go towards making one wish come true!

For those who can’t make it or would like to do a little extra, we invite anyone, anywhere, to contribute making a wish come true by donating here:

If you are a local creative or creative agency interested in competing contact Beth Paden, membership director of AIGA Chattanooga, at

Remember, you don’t have to be a good carver, just have a good heart!

Guest Judges Include:

Charlie Newton, Local Artist and Founder of Splash Youth Arts Workshop
Kreneshia WhitesideAVA – Association for Visual Arts Chief Curator
Rodney Van Valkenburg, Director of Grants and Initiatives at Arts Build

After Party: Southside Social 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Southside Social has partnered with GUTS for an AFTER PARTY! 10% of all food sales from 5pm – 8pm will be generously donated to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. Come celebrate with us after GUTS and continue to raise money for the brave kids of Make-A-Wish!

When & Where
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chattanooga Market - First Tennessee Pavilion
1826 Reggie White Blvd
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408