Admission and Parking

Admission to the Cress Gallery and all Gallery lectures, events, and activities is free of charge.

All published lectures, receptions, and events are open to the public.

The Cress is located in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 752 Vine Street (corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets) 37403.

Cress Gallery visitors arriving after 5:00 pm on weekdays and at all times on weekends may park in any University lot not marked "24 hour reserved".

Gallery visitors arriving before 5:00 pm on weekdays may obtain a visitor's parking pass from the UTC Parking Services Office located in the lobby of the Administrative Services Building, 400 Palmetto Street; or park in the 5th Street Parking Garage for a fee. Metered parking is available on Vine Street outside the Fine Arts Center. For more information about parking on campus visit

Please remember that parking is not available in Fortwood without a Fortwood parking pass.

Handicapped parking and unloading is available on Vine Street outside the Fine Arts Center at 752 Vine Street, 37403.

The Palmetto Street entrance to the Fine Arts Center offers a traffic circle for unloading to a covered walkway that leads to the Center's lobby and the Cress.