We’re a community arts organization in East Lake, Chattanooga, TN. We love to see the power of language and art to help people connect. We’re passionate about sharing our art with our neighborhood, and watching what happens when we come together.

East Lake is a culturally diverse neighborhood with lots of beautiful gifts and incredible abilities. In addition to celebrating the broad range of arts already being made in our neighborhood, we seek to give our neighbors more opportunities to express themselves through weekly reading groups, open studios, art instruction, and community projects and events.

ELLA is a place where people can connect, make, and learn in our neighborhood East Lake, Chattanooga.

Book Fiesta 2018 Book List!

Y'all! It's time! Are you ready!!!?? We're getting ready and SO EXCITED for this year's Book Fiesta! It's going to be amazing! Announcing, the 2018 Book Fiesta lineup....

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Baby Goes To Market

Baby goes to the market with his mama, where he experiences the generosity of their neighbors while Mama buys her groceries. Somehow Atinuke turns the most every-day of circumstances into a  sweet, heartwarming tale with poetry and poise- all while seamlessly weaving...

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Miss Maple’s Seeds

In case you haven't noticed, we have a pretty big soft spot for gardening books! This sweet little tale follows a miniature Miss Maple through the seasons of the year as she collects, cares for, trains, then releases seeds of all kinds. Even the birds join in to help!...

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