Calendar of Events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Knox Heritage: Preservation Network Film: Paris Rooftops

Category: Film, Free event and History & heritage

Tuesday, January 21 at 6 PM - Historic Westwood

Paris…the City of Lights. Millions of tourists each year are dazzled by its charm. Yet one of the capital’s most impressive features is invisible at street level: its rooftops. From cathedrals to government buildings, the roofs of Paris are unrivaled in beauty and ingenuity. Visit Notre Dame’s iconic frame with 210 tons of lead, or the Dome of the Invalides, covered by 500,000 gold leaves.

This is a free event. Refreshments provided. Donations accepted.
RSVP to Hollie by 5 PM January 21 :

The Emporium Center: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Gallery of Arts Tribute

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from January 3-31, 2020. A reception will take place on Friday, January 3, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. The opening reception features music by Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Gallery of Arts Tribute in the main gallery
The MLK Gallery of Arts Tribute exhibition will kick-off the 2020 King Week Celebration (January 15-20, 2020). The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission is partnering with the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville to provide this sixth annual exhibition. The Gallery of Arts Tribute is a juried exhibition developed to recognize local artists and, most importantly, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit will feature works by local artists reflecting the 2020 theme, “Let Freedom Ring: Through Social Justice, Economic Empowerment, Love, Peace, and Unity”. Works in the exhibitions may also be a reflection of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and have pertinence to the themes of Unity, Community, Love, Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Civil Rights. For more information, visit

On display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed January 20 for the holiday. Information: (865) 523-7543 or

Knoxville History Project: Upcoming Events & Knoxville Walking Tours

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Literature & readings

Knoxville Walking Tours
For tour descriptions and to purchase tickets, visit

Knoxville History Project, 516 West Vine Avenue #8, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-300-4559,