Calendar of Events

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Nourish Knoxville: Market Square Farmers' Winter Market

  • December 7, 2019 — December 21, 2019

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids & family and Science & nature

Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the MSFM is grown or made by the vendor in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more. With interactive fountains, delicious local food, and surrounded by shops and restaurants, the MSFM is a perfect family destination.

Free parking is available on Saturdays at several parking garages downtown including the Market Square, Locust Street, Walnut Street, and State Street Garages, as well as in commercial loading zones.

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Lumen Printing Workshop

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM with Jessie Morris and

Simple! All you need is something and the sun to make beautiful prints - and a little bit of time. Learn this process and how to apply the use of this in your design and creative process.

Bring: ideas, digital negatives, transparencies, objects to make, neg space, dried flowers, live flowers, old silver RC printing paper, new silver RC printing paper. (these are suggestions as materials will be provided)

$30 at The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

Oak Ridge Art Center: Gallery of Holiday Shops

Category: Culinary arts, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Free event

Our 24th annual Gallery of Holiday Shops will be Saturday, December 7, from 9-4. This annual event will offer guests an opportunity to access the one-of-a-kind creations of regional artists and artisans in a variety of media. A gourmet bake sale will also be part of the event so you can take goodies home to share or hold for a holiday event. Free to attend!

The 2019 exhibitors represent a wide variety of unique items to beautify one’s own space or for gifting in the holiday season. We are fortunate to have several returning favorites as well as new vendors to titillate your mind and add new flair to your gifting ideas. Among the exhibitors are wood artists, Vern Bohnam, who specializes in boxes for a variety of uses, Janice Proffitt with turned vessels and natural bark “trees,” and newcomer, Steve Sullentrup, with turned pieces. Jewelry artists: Ruth Prince, Nikki Ferrara, Trish Lankford, Rene Mathies and Jo Brotherton, Kris Light, Charles Osten, JoAnn Hasty, Carolyn Fogelman, and newcomer, Janet Edkins. Silver, bronze, copper and beaded selections will all be available. Nikki Ferrara will also have beaded ornaments and other accessories for holiday decorating. Local potters represented are Bill Capshaw, Ryan Braby & Nicole Ferrara, Carol Donath, Linda Mabry, Kathleen Alexander, Janet Brudecki, Roger Lankford, and Joan-Ellen Zucker. Fiber artists will include Peggy Whitted, Judy Davis, Gloria Felter, and newcomers, Olive Ewe Crochet (Kimberly Adkins) and Cat Wilt. Framed and unframed prints as well as specialty cards for the holidays will be offered by Mickie Loosli, Kris Light, and Rebecca Boyd. Other crafters will include basket weavers Judy and Virgil Davis who will be offering both baskets and knitted scarves; Scott Eatherly who will be offering a variety of woven baskets and chairs with woven and caned bottoms or chair caning and bottom weaving by contract for those of you who have pieces you would like to repair or update, gourd artist, Sandra O’Rear, with her gorgeous gourd creations, and Tess Sullentrup who will again bring her beautiful and handy leather purses and accessories.

For those who are looking for truly one-of-a-kind options, this is your opportunity to find beautiful items for holiday gifts. All the artists will be on hand to discuss their work.

In addition to the arts and crafts, home-made food will be available via the Gallery of Holiday Shops Bake Sale. With items ranging from breads and appetizers to desserts, the timing is perfect for holiday entertaining.

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

O.P. Jenkins Furniture: Christmas Market

  • December 7, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Saturday at 10 AM – 2 PM
O.P. Jenkins Furniture, 209 W Summit Hill Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Join O.P. Jenkins and local Knoxville artists to celebrate the Christmas season and find unique gifts for everyone on your list! We have talented group of artists featuring their original artwork, a special selection of gifts by OP Jenkins, delicious holiday hors d'oeuvres, hot coffee and more! Our OP Jenkins designers will be available to help with all of your furniture and design needs. We can't wait to see you!

Pretentious Glass Co: 5th Annual Holiday Sale

  • December 7, 2019

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

Saturday at 1 PM – 9 PM
Pretentious Glass Co, 133 S Central St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Join us for Pretentious Glass Co.’s 5th annual Holiday sale to browse a wide selection of handmade glassware, ornaments, vases, sculpture and more! Stick around and watch live glassblowing demonstrations of some of our favorite holiday items, including things like christmas trees, candy canes, and icicles. We will also be releasing this years limited edition ornament design! If you're looking for something outside of the box, gift cards will be available for Make-Your-Own glass workshops. This is our biggest event of the year and also the only time you can purchase select signature glassware at a reduced price from our 1.5 stock! If you have any questions please call (865) 249-8677. Cheers!

Awaken Coffee: Photography by Austin Bradford

  • December 6, 2019 — January 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for Austin Bradford Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-9 pm.

Austin's passion is photography and he specializing in landscapes and portraits.

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

Awaken Coffee is a live music venue, espresso bar, craft beer & wine bar and organic restaurant in the heart of downtown. Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Hours: Mon-Thu 7 AM - 9 PM, Fri 7 AM - 10 PM, Sat 8 AM - 10 PM, Sun 2-8 PM
(865) 951-0427 or

The District Gallery: Joe Parrott: Across the Valley

  • December 6, 2019 — January 4, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, December 6 from 5-8 p.m. Meet the artist, explore the gallery’s holiday collections, and enjoy seasonal fare. The show will be on display through January 4.

A moment of quiet can make all the difference. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, we invite you to join us in taking a moment to pause and appreciate the quiet moments in Joe Parrott: Across the Valley. Through an unparalleled depth of experience, Parrott’s richly painted landscapes render our common understanding of light and darkness, high points and low valleys.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5:30, Saturday 10-4

The District Gallery & Framery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 200-4452 or

PostModern Spirits: Exhibition by Kara Lockmiller

  • December 6, 2019 — December 31, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

PostModern Spirits, 205 West Jackson Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

PostModern Spirits will welcome Kara Lockmiller’s musician portraits on First Friday, December 6, and all month long. To view Kara’s artist portfolio visit

For PostModern craft distilling doesn’t mean small or hand-made; it means challenging the traditions and staleness of mainstream spirits. Craft distilling is about using flavors and colors from real ingredients and botanicals that were grown and not “born” in a laboratory. It’s about putting your own unique mark in the spirits world that is filled with copycats.

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Marilyn Dwyer and Julia Malia

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

First Friday Reception: December 6, 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Pastel & Mixed Media Paintings - Roadside Views of our East Tennessee Landscape
“Not knowing farm life, I have always been intrigued with these monumental structures and the life around them. As I’m driving, I find myself noting that the cows on Springbrook are close to the road mid-afternoon or the sun lights up the farm buildings on River Road at sunset. These scenes will inevitably disappear. I want to remember them before they’re gone.” Originally from Mobile, Marilyn was captivated with the beauty and heritage of East Tennessee while visiting the area. After graduating from Auburn with a BFA, she moved here, raised a family and recently retired from a career in graphic design. She spends as much time as possible drawing and painting at Studio 212 in Maryville, where she also teaches teen and adult drawing. Her charcoal and pastel work reflects a graphic arts background, with strong compositions and a contemporary style.

Julia A. Malia, Fiber Artist
I am a fiber, jewelry, and stained glass craftswoman as well as a watercolorist and musician. As a fiber artist specializing in wearable art, I use a variety of fibers and techniques. The styles of my original designs are usually either classical or folk-style in nature, drawing inspiration from historic or ancient themes. For instance, I often base garment designs on our family’s Irish and Scottish roots, and I also favor Japanese kimono garment shapes. Rich textures and colors are central to my life and my work, and I utilize techniques that combine and enhance color variegations. I am a juried member of the Foothills Craft Guild as both a fiber artist (specializing in knitting and crocheting) and a jewelry maker. I also am a member of the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild, the Precious Metal Clay Guild of East Tennessee, and the Fountain City Art Center. I am drawn to fabrics and, as a child, used to play at sewing garments and piecing quilt squares for my grandmother, eventually learning standard clothing construction techniques as a teen. My mother taught me how to knit when I was a young child, and I learned to crochet from a friend when I was in my early 20s. In 1977, I won second place in the state of Iowa for my original design and creation of a hand-hooked rug entitled “Sarah’s Fantasy Rug.” In 2013, I had two of my original fiber designs selected for runway appearances at the Dogwood Arts Festival Diva Luncheon Fashion Show in Knoxville. In 2014, I was the invited featured artist for the month of July in a one-woman fiber art exhibit at the Charles City Art Center in Charles City, Iowa. My exhibit, entitled “Wearable Art: Themes and Variations,” was a retrospective of my craftwork in fibers and jewelry over the decades.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,

Rala: December First Friday with Rala Art Collective

  • December 6, 2019 — December 29, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

December 6th 6-9PM (Will be on display the entire month)

This December our wall will feature art from four of artists: Mike Ham, Cynthia Markert, Pippin Long and Brian Pittman. Come celebrate First Friday with us and find the perfect art original to give to someone special this holiday season!

Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
HOURS: Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 8:00pm, Fri - Sat: 10:00am to 9:00pm, Sun: 11:00am to 5:00pm
PH: (865) 525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Gallery1010: Keeping Time

  • December 6, 2019 — December 8, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Paintings by Lilly Saywitz & William Rerick

Opening reception Fri 6-9 PM, Exhibition hours Fri-Sun 12-4 PM

Gallery 1010, 1150 McCalla Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915
Instagram: @gallery.1010

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Holiday Market and Resident Show

  • December 6, 2019 — December 8, 2019

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

At Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N Broadway NE, Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

Fri 5-9 PM
Sat 10 AM - 6 PM
Sun 1-5 PM

The holiday market highlights our resident artists. All the artists will have displays full of their art. We will have refreshments, music and art. There will be sales with plenty of opportunities to purchase art to give as a beautiful one of a kind gift.

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