Calendar of Events

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Random Acts of Flowers: Flowers After Hours

  • July 14, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops

When Life Gives You Lemons - July 14th
Join us in making summery, lemon slice arrangements, perfect for your summer picnics (and for Instagram)!
Ticket price includes container, flowers, and instruction on floral arranging.
Coffee, water, and light appetizers will be provided. BYOB for participants 21 and over.

Tickets at:

Momentum Dance Lab: Virtual Auditions

Category: Auditions, Dance and Free event

Welcome to this year's MDL Auditions! The link to the YouTube video with choreographic instructions is:

We are looking for dancers age 18+ in Knoxville and the surrounding areas to join our repertoire company.

Momentum Dance Lab is a collaborative of dancers who teach, train, and perform in the East Tennessee community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is passionate about continuing professional quality dance training and providing performance outlets for adults. MDL is run by a Board of Directors and by a democratic ensemble of Core Company Members. Company Members teach classes, create choreography, direct, and produce shows. The Board of Directors and the Company Members together do the work of administration, business development, and planning.

Check out our website for more information about our company:

Read through the instructions on YouTube, learn the movement posted, and record your audition video. Fill out the audition form, and submit your video (uploaded through the form), which can be found here:

Once your submission is sent, you should receive an email response from us. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a few days, please reach out to us again at

The last day to send in submissions is Friday, July 24th. We will respond with our decision by Tuesday, July 30th via email.


Ijams Nature Center: Open Houses for New, Full-Time Nature Preschool

Category: Free event, Health & wellness, Kids & family and Science & nature

If you’re looking for a wonderful place for your preschooler to spend at least half of their day outdoors, make plans to attend an Open House for the Nature Preschool at Ijams Nature Center Sunday, July 12, or Saturday, July 18, from noon-4 p.m. Knoxville’s only full-time nature preschool focuses on social, emotional and academic kindergarten preparedness while children explore, learn and play in nature. The new full-time program, which opens Aug. 10, is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Nature Preschool has added the option of aftercare from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for families who need extended hours. McGuigan said the Nature Preschool at Ijams Nature Center has created a full safety plan to care for families during COVID. No registration is required to attend an open house. Administrator and Lead Teacher Leslee Moore will be on the porch to answer questions from a safe distance and families will enter the preschool for individual tours while masked. Those unable to attend an open house may schedule an in-person or virtual tour by contacting Nature Preschool Administrator Leslee Moore at 865-679-5491 or

Fountain City Art Center: Tuesday Plein Air Painters**

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception: July 10, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

Virtual Silver Sneakers Classes: Tai Chi and Enerchi

  • July 7, 2020 — December 31, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Health & wellness

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1 PM: Chen Style Tai Chi - the basic movements
2 PM: Enerchi - modified Yang and Sung style movements

Anyone can join the class, but it is designed for seniors.

Virtual Silver Sneakers Classes offered starting on July 7. These Zoom classes are Enerchi and Tai Chi. There is limited space for these free classes. A Zoom account is not necessary, but a camera and mike are required on the device used for internet. For more information about registration, contact the instructor, Don Parsley at

The only people who have to register are those who have Silver Sneakers as part of their health insurance, which is usually Humana.

Tomato Head: Cityscapes and Organics - Photography by Terri Swaggerty

  • July 6, 2020 — September 7, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

On exhibition Downtown from July 6-August 2 and at the West location from August 4-September 7

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: July Workshops & events

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

Sat Jul 4, 10-12: Flag Dedication
Tue Jul 7, 10-12: Smorgasbord of Art: Mixed Media with Susan Smathers, $20
Tue, Thu, Fri Jul 7, 9 & 10, 1-4: Beginning Drawing with John Anderson, $105
Thu Jul 9, 16, & 23, 9-12: Christmas in July Tole Painting with Cindy Howson, $105
Fri Jul 10, 10-12: Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics), free
Tue Jul 14, 10-12: Paint Along with Sam Hill (watercolor demo class), $25
Wed Jul 15, 12-2: Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session, free
Thu Jul 16, 1-4: Fundamentals of Making Chain Mail Jewelry, with George Gallant, $75
Fri Jul 17, 1-4: Watercolor for Beginners with Vera Bogle, $35
Tue Jul 21, 9-12: Acrylic Bloom Pour, with Cindy Howson, $35
Wed Jul 22, 12-2: Life Drawing is Back! with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu Jul 23, 1-4: Let’s Get Started with Alcohol Inks, with Pam Woodhouse, $35
Fri Jul 24, 1-4: Florals in Acrylics with Jo Anne Hickey, $35
Tue Jul 28, 1-3: Creating a Handmade Journal with Barb Pelak, $25
Fri Jul 31, 5-7: Paint and Wine with Barb Pelak, $25

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

Art Market Gallery: Inna Nasonova Knox

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

July Featured Artist: INNA NASONOVA KNOX

Her paintings are energy and time captured on a canvas. Inna Knox’s vibrant colors and skillful use of a palette knife capture life and movement on the street. Her impressionistic oils sweep the viewer in, as if he or she were part of the scene.

Inna Nasonova was well known in St. Petersburg for her elaborate watercolor of The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The magnificent painting was one of her top sellers with tourists. She grew up in Russia, attending the prestigious St. Petersburg Art University in interior design and selling paintings to pay her way through school. She later graduated from fashion design school and worked as a designer and seamstress for well-to-do women. But her path didn't end in Russia. When she immigrated to the U.S. in 2000, she experienced some things for the first time, including working with oils.

Now Inna Nasonova Knox is happily ensconced in her studio in the Knoxville area where she also conducts painting classes. Her famous cathedral, in oil, hangs in the hallway, but she has fallen in love with Knoxville's people and street scenes.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11-6, Sunday 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, and

Honeybee South: "Agri Chromatic" Exhibition by Jessica Borchert

  • July 3, 2020 — July 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Agri Chromatic, an expressive art exhibition by Local Artist Jessica Borchert, explores East TN with a sense of Southern "Pride" through an exhibition at Honeybee South. Borchert has exhibited her art in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and is delighted to open this show in East Tennessee where she grew up.

Come to the opening for First Friday, July 3rd from 4-7 pm. Agri Chromatic will be up for the rest of the month of July at Honeybee South, 700 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920

The Emporium Center: Knoxville Photo 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Kids & family

The Arts & Culture Alliance is please to present the eighth annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition featuring selected works from 32 artists throughout the region. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more and will display in the main gallery of the Emporium Center from July 3-31, 2020.

The following artists’ works will be shown:
+ Tonya Wade Wunder of Arden, NC
+ Jared Kreiss of Bristol, TN
+ David Boruff, David Denton, Jurgen Dopatka, Laurie Drake, Katharine Emlen, Elena Ganusova, Chuck Jones, Nicki Klein, Andreas Koschan, Alyssa Nealon, Tom Owens, Chris Rohwer, Crystal Stinson, and Jeff Wischkaemper of Knoxville, TN
+ David Hardin of Loudon, TN
+ Debra Lovvorn Belvin and Yvonne Dalschen of Oak Ridge, TN
+ Marlon Davey of Rutledge, TN
+ Hayley Spear of Charlottesville, VA

Rocky Kenworthy served as juror for the exhibition and viewed 364 images to select the exhibition. Kenworthy has worked in the photography industry for more than 35 years. Arriving in New York City in the late 80’s, he spent ten years working and collaborating with photographers, photo editors, design firms and advertising agencies in various capacities as assistant, production coordinator, photographer, and retoucher. He established Dot Editions in 2005, one of the strongest boutique fine art printing studios on the East Coast. In 2013, Kenworthy established a presence for Dot Editions in Asheville, NC where he continues his passion for developing a collaborative style print studio for local, regional, and international artists alike. In 2019 Rocky launched The Gallery @ Dot Editions as an experiment in the discovery, preservation, and collection of bodies of photographic work that offer a unique lens into the world at a given place in time.

Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced on July 3. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. For more information, please visit

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, July 6, for the holiday. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit

HoLa Hora Latina: Virtual Exhibition by Miguel Ángel Aguilar González

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

HoLa Hora Latina Presents a Virtual First Friday Exhibit for the month of July featuring artist Miguel Ángel Aguilar González
Please view exhibit at

Miguel Ángel Aguilar González
Artist’s Biography
Miguel Ángel was born in Mexico in 1984. He is a self-taught artist since the age of 7 when he began to read comics and short stories. He began to draw the characters from the tales he read and that is where his interest in art began. As time went by, he got interested in drawing something more real and started to draw portraits of people. He finally found his true passion painting imaginary landscapes in oil, something that he truly loves.

Biografía del artista
Miguel Ángel nació en México en el año de 1984. Es un artista autodidacto desde la edad de 7 años cuando empezó a leer cómics e historietas. Entonces, empezó a dibujar los personajes de tales y ahí nació su interés por el arte. Al pasar el tiempo, se interesó en dibujar algo más real y comenzó a dibujar retratos de personas. Pero, últimamente ha descubierto su verdadera pasión en pintar paisajes imaginarios con óleos; algo que verdaderamente disfruta.

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Don Grogan

  • July 3, 2020 — July 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Don Grogan on Friday, July 3 from 6-8 pm. Don’s art is made from reclaimed wood. A piece may contain wood from an old barn, old pallet, or throw away construction materials.

“My goal is to create work that is pleasing to the eye while using materials that typically would be thrown away or burned. Each piece I create is unique. I encourage people to view my pieces closely, touch them, and experience the texture and the character of the wood.”

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. (865) 951-0427 or

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