Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts: Featuring Becky Chaffee

  • March 19, 2019 — March 24, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts is proud to present local Music Visual Artist, Becky Chaffee, for Big Ears Festival week. Her "Folk Art with a Clever Twist to Make You Smile" will be sold as prints, cards, on t-shirts. Originals may be requested. Her guitar, piano and violin purses will also be available. Becky Chaffee:

Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts, 714 South Gay St. across from Bijou Theatre

Historic Tennessee Theatre: Kacey Musgraves: Oh, What A World: Tour

Category: Music

There are different masks we all wear that represent different sides of ourselves. None are solely us on their own and yet they all are. There’s the lonely girl - the blissful girl - the new wife - the daughter missing her mother - the hopeful girl - the selfish girl - the sarcastic, hair-sprayed, rhinestoned Texan - the shy girl, the life of the party - the winner and the loser…

They are all characters on this record. None of them alone are me, and yet they all are. The golden hour is when all the masks come together as one and you can see, in perfect light, the whole picture of me.

In early 2016, when Kacey Musgraves finally set some time aside to start writing again, she was in a confused place. When she broke through in 2013 with Same Trailer, Different Park she was instantly recognized as one of music’s most original new voices in years; she was named “New Artist of the Year” by the Country Music Association and awarded both Best Country Song and Best Country Album at the Grammys, as well as an Academy of Country Music trophy for Best Album. Her 2015 follow-up, Pageant Material, also reached Number One on the charts, and received another batch of accolades and award nominations.

In support of her latest album, “Golden Hour,” Musgraves brings the Oh, What A World: Tour to Knoxville

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Knox Heritage Preservation Network: A History of Chilhowee Park


Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures

Please join Knox Heritage for Preservation Network: Lecture – A History of Chilhowee Park, on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm presented by Jennifer Montgomery.

Chilhowee Park is a public park, fairgrounds and exhibition venue located off Magnolia Avenue in East Knoxville. Developed in the late 19th century, the park is now home to the Tennessee Valley Fair, and hosts several dozen expositions annually. The land that became Chilhowee Park was initially part of a dairy farm purchased by Professor Fernando Cortes Beaman (1836–1911) in 1875. In 1910 and 1911, Chilhowee Park hosted the two Appalachian Expositions, which were held to demonstrate progress in Southern industry. Former president Theodore Roosevelt spoke at the 1910 exposition, and President William Howard Taft spoke in 1911. There is so much to learn about the history of this landmark park.

The lecture will take place in Adelia’s Studio at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike.
Parking is next door at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike.
Free and open to the public. RSVP to by March 11. Space is limited.

Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008,

American Museum of Science and Energy 70th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser


Category: Fundraisers

American Museum of Science and Energy
115 Main Street East, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

Join the AMSE Foundation for a celebration and fundraising event on
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-9:00 PM at American Museum of Science and Energy
115 Main Street East, Oak Ridge, 37830.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres * Cocktails * Live auction
Cocktail attire suggested. There will be special guest speakers.
Limited space available.

American Museum of Science & Energy, Information: 865-576-3200,

Knox County Public Library: The Heat of a Red Summer: Book Discussion

Category: Free event and Literature & readings

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM
Free and open to the public

It’s August 1919: a woman is murdered, the wrong man is accused, an angry mob takes over the city, injustice reigns. Join historian, Robert Booker, in a discussion of his novel The Heat of a Red Summer.

East Tennessee History Center, 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Cattywampus Puppet Council: Giant Puppet Making & Parade Art 101

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
At The Emporium Center, 100 S Gay St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

This workshop is designed for teachers, community leaders, and any other individuals ages 13 & up who would like learn how to design and create giant puppets and other parade art for this spring's Appalachian Puppet Pageant on Saturday, May 11th, 2019.

We will focus on papier mache, cardboard sculpting, rigging, and other methods for making inexpensive parade art. There will not be enough time for participants to complete their own project during this workshop but each participant will receive a Giant Puppet Making Manual to take home, plenty of hands on experience, and time to work on their own design.

Cost: Sliding scale ($0-$25).

*Space is limited so please register through the Ticket Link to reserve your spot!

Kids in the Arts: Spring Camp

  • March 18, 2019 — March 22, 2019

Category: Classes & workshops, Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Kids & family and Music

We offer a kids camp, usually a week long, typically for ages 5-12. We tailor the lessons to multiple ages by working together in whole-group instruction or by splitting up into smaller groups to maximize learning. We spend the day together creating art through various art forms like music, improv games, visual art and dance. We meet-up at the end of the day and share our experiences in a cool down meditative share time.

Our mission is to promote cooperation and the love of learning through art, craft and creativity! Through exploration of self we will find common ground in each other.

Camp will be located at The Birdhouse - 800 N. 4th Ave. from ​9 am to 4 pm.
Ages are from 5-12
Cost is $245 or $65/day

Our Artist Teachers are:
Jasmine Sinclair- Yoga
Alex Pulsipher - Music
​Deborah Davis- Art
​Cynthia Baglin- Art
Dani Flyckt - Art
Julie Fawn Boisseau-Craig - Art
​Karl Hess- Camp Facilitator

Scholarships may be available upon request.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Porch Sale

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

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will hold its Spring Porch Sale starting on Friday, March 15, and continuing for about two weeks. The Porch Sale, held each spring features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts, and nonjuried work by members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to get great deals on local handmade items.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center with a mission to support arts and crafts in Appalachia through education, sales, and community involvement. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Clinton, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, stop by the center, call 865-494-9854, or visit or Facebook.

Ijams Nature Center Gallery: Griffey's Sunshine Photography


Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Don't miss this month's stunning nature photography exhibit by Griffey's Sunshine Photography!

More events at Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 26th Annual Sevier County Student Art Show

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

26th Annual Sevier County Student Art Show in the Drawing Studio. There will be a reception on Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This show is organized by the Gatlinburg Arts Council.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: AIR Exhibition—Not a Metaphor

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

Reception: Friday, April 12, from 6-8 pm, free and open to the public

Featuring the works of 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence Sasha Baskin, Alyssa Coffin, Everett Hoffman, Stephanie Wilhelm and Kari Woolsey

These 5 artists working in divergent materials and ideas find common connections pulling this work together for the exhibition. From the installations by Kari Woolsey referencing items found in the home on a daily basis, to Everett Hoffman’s queer forms of altered found objects alluding to domestic space. Pattern and repetition seen as a connecting line between Sasha Baskin and Stephanie Wilhelm through ideas of utilizing the rose from “The Bachelor” to an exploration of ornamentation and form based off the history of decorative ceramics. While Alyssa Coffin questions the realities of what it means to be human through responding to the story of the landscape. All artists connect through their shared experience at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

In the Sandra J. Blain Gallery
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Marble City Opera: Downtown Knoxville Library Recitals

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Every Tuesday in March!

Aubrey Odle, mezzo-soprano
March 5, 6:30 PM

Brandon Gibson, baritone
March 12, 6:30 PM

Jacquie Brecheen, soprano
March 19, 6:30 PM

Blayne Ziegenfuss, tenor
March 26, 6:30 PM

All recitals are FREE and take place at the Downtown Knoxville Library. Marble City Opera: 646-217-1580,

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