Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Painting and Woodturning by Nelson Ziegler

  • May 9, 2019 — June 30, 2019

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

May 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 Painting and Woodturning by Nelson Ziegler will be featured in the Westminster Presbyterian Church gallery.

Nelson Ziegler, of Sevierville, is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor. He was chosen The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage artist in 2016. He is a member of the National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, The Oil Painters of America and the American Association of Woodturners.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
6500 Northshore Drive
Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 4PM
Friday, 9AM-Noon

Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble: Evening of Dance

Category: Dance and Kids & family

Thursday, May 9, 6:45 PM
Friday, May 10, 6:45 PM & 8:45 PM
Saturday, May 11, 6:45 PM & 8:45 PM

Stay tuned for details!

For more information or group reservations please contact Cheri McKeever at (865) 207-1954 or At Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre on UT campus.

AIGA Knoxville: Budding Creativity - Kids Art Benefit Gallery

  • May 9, 2019

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

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Emporium Center, 100 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Budding Creativity is AIGA Knoxville’s annual benefit event to raise money for a local underprivileged school's art program. Local professional artists and young artists alike donate pieces that are available for purchase at the Budding Creativity event and all profits from the event will go directly to purchasing art supplies to benefit budding creatives. This year’s Budding Creativity recipients are the kiddos at South Knox Elementary School.

We will have a selection of artwork from local artists available for purchase. This year, we are also bringing back the silent auction for a few curated pieces. Come see us from 6-8 and enjoy the Gallery, snacks, and company while supporting little creatives!

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Symphony on the Square

Category: Free event, Kids & family and Music

Market Square (free & open to the public - rain location: Bijou Theatre)

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provides classical music for communities that do not usually have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance.

KSO musicians have performed in communities throughout Tennessee, including Athens, Crossville, Dandridge, Greeneville, Harrogate, Jefferson City, Maryville, Morristown, Sevierville and Tellico Village, as well as in Richlands, VA. The KSO takes pride in its dedication to serving this region, and we are thrilled to provide live orchestral music for the people of East Tennessee. For information on hosting the KSO in your community contact the Director of Education and Community Partnerships.

UT Graphic Design Senior Show

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

At the Standard, 416 W. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Knoxville Chamber Chorale: Alone in the Night

Category: Music

The Knoxville Chamber Chorale, an ensemble of the Knoxville Choral Society, presents “Alone in the Night” Thursday, May 9th, at 7:30 p.m. at Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville. Admission is $10.

The concert will feature works by Byrd, Tomkins, Weelkes, and Max Reger, as well as contemporary composers Eric Whitacre, Daniel Elder, and Jake Runestad.

From conductor, John R. Orr: “This concert is a musical journey from evening to morning and explores the impact of night on the human experience. Evening can bring a settling warmth and comfort of togetherness, but also a tinge of fear, a prayer for protection. Night can bring an awareness of natural beauty that spans the heavens and casts a different light on the realm of nature and emotion. Darkest night can bring forth darkest fears and grief, emotions that need spending to fully appreciate the peace, promise, and joy of a new day.”

The Knoxville Chamber Chorale is a 28-32 member chamber choir auditioned from the membership of the Knoxville Choral Society.!event/register/2019/5/9/knoxville-chamber-chorale-spring-concert

2019 Monroe County Student Juried Art Show

  • May 9, 2019

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

You are cordially invited to the Exhibition of Monroe County Students’ Art, Reception and Awards Show
Sponsored by Monroe Area Council for the Arts, Sweetwater Valley Citizens for the Arts
Supported by Monroe County Schools and Sweetwater City Schools

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6 to 8 pm at Vonore Middle School, 414 Hall Street, Vonore, TN 37885

Everyone Welcome to Attend! No admission will be charged.

Program of Events
6:00 Art Show Opens
6:30 Welcome – Dr. Laura Mason, President, Monroe Area Council for the Arts
6:40 ‘Arts in Education’ – Mark Hall, Juror, Professor Emeritus, Maryville College
6:50 Our Monroe County – Mitch Ingram, Monroe County Mayor
7:00 Presentation of Awards – Dr. Laura Mason, Mark Hall, Mayor Ingram,
Tim Blankenship, Director of Monroe County Schools
Rodney Boruff, Director of Sweetwater City Schools
7:20 Closing Statement – Dr. Laura Mason
Special Guests
Lowell Russell, District 21, State Representative
Chuck Fleishmann, District 3, US Representative
Tommy J. Jones, II, Monroe County Sheriff
Alicia Hobbs, Executive Director, CASA Monroe
Gabbie McConkey, Project Assistant, Monroe County Health Council


Knoxville Fashion Week

  • May 6, 2019 — May 11, 2019

Category: Festivals & special events

KFW is an art and fashion event with the ultimate goal of creating buzz and giving a relevant outlet to fashion houses, buyers, and culture enthusiasts.

The Kickoff Event – Monday, May 6: 6-8pm Celebrating our Design Community and the Fashion Arts in Knoxville
Sponsored by Gage Models & Talent Agency featuring music and runway with local artists and models performing a sneak peek of the weeklong runway events to follow.
Live Music: Cindi Alpert and the Corduroy Jazz Trio
Doors Open: 6pm for Music & Cocktail Hour
Runway: 7pm

Wednesday, May 8: 6-9pm Emerging Artists Runway
Doors Open: 6pm for Cocktail Hour
Runway: 7pm
Location: Relix, 1208 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

Thursday, May 9 : 6-9pm Celebrating the Art of Hair & Makeup on the Runway
Doors Open: 6pm for Cocktail Hour
Runway: 7pm
Location: Relix, 1208 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

Friday, May 10 : 6-9pm
Doors Open: 5:30pm for Cocktail Hour
Runway: 6:30pm

The Grand Finale Runway Events – Saturday, May 11
NOON: Doors Open
1pm Children’s Runway Event
2pm Emerging Model Showcase
3pm Boutique Bliss & Retail Therapy Runway
4pm Bridal Runway
7pm Cocktail Hour
8pm Grand Finale Couture Runway
Location: Jackson Terminal, Knoxville, TN 37917

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Plant Sale

Category: Free event and Science & nature

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will hold its annual Plant Sale starting Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and running for about 2 weeks.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Her Domain: Helen Geglio & Angela Wells

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


In Her Domain is an exhibition featuring work by Helen Geglio and Angela Caldwell. Both artists seek to honor and represent the work women do. The two artists first met as a result of being paired for this show by gallery manager Kelsey Dillow - and have forged a lasting friendship as a result.

Read Kelsey Dillow's interview and learn more about how this connection has influenced the exhibit and their future work on Arrowmont's blog:

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

Ewing Gallery: 2019 Honors Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 3-5pm

The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture

Summer Hours: Open: Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Exhibiting students from the School of Art
Mary Badillo
Parker Jenkins
Kelly Moore
Elisa Razak
Lauren Bergner
Tatiana Tikhonova

Exhibiting students from the College of Architecture and Design
M. Pruett Smith
Kyra Wu
Subu Bhandari
Maggie House
Fernando Turpin
Briana Willis
Halie Kennedy
Cameron Davis

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200,

Art Market Gallery: Featuring Lynn Straka and Sandy Hoeft

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

Opening for the new exhibit will be First Friday, May 3, 5-9 PM

Sandy Hoeft is a landscape artist who lived in Alaska for many years. She recently retired to the Cumberland Plateau in beautiful Tennessee. Sandy gets her inspiration for her paintings from hiking and traveling the back roads. She loves the ever changing skies and enjoys painting large clouds. The barns and farmland in Tennessee have been her focus since retiring.

Lynn Straka, DVM, is a mixed media jewelry artist and practicing small animal veterinarian. "I began making natural and glass crystal beaded jewelry in about 2000—helping me through a tumultuous time. Jewelry-making quickly became a second vocation and I began selling my jewelry at craft shows. Ten years later, I expanded my work and began to transition from stringing beads to creating my jewelry by letter and word stamping on sterling silver and copper. I opened an Etsy shop, making and selling personalized pendant necklaces, bridal gifts and other unique pieces. At that time, I was self-taught, researching and learning technique and materials use on my own. I’ve always felt comfortable using small hand tools in these techniques, because the tools are similar to the tools I use in my veterinary surgical practice. In 2008, my husband and I moved to East Tennessee. I discovered Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and began taking yearly classes to develop my skills as an artist and metalworker. Having personal instruction reinforced my base knowledge and encouraged me to ask questions and trouble shoot subjects that have challenged me. The jewelry I make is adornment – created to produce joy to the wearer. Designs influenced by nature, they may evoke a memory, affirm a belief, or be an extension of the wearer’s personality."

The Art Market Gallery features two artists every month. These exhibits are new works by the artists, and they are often present to talk about their work and inspirations.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Th & Sa 11-6, Fri 11-9, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-5265,

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