Calendar of Events

Friday, May 8, 2020

What's the CARES Act? Free Webinar Series

  • May 8, 2020 — July 3, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops

The What's The CARES Act? bi-weekly webinar series launched last week in an effort to help Knoxville and East Tennessee businesses take full advantage of the CARES Act federal relief programs and billions of dollars allocated by Congress. This free online series, supported by the City of Knoxville and other local partners, streams live every other Friday, and recordings of the webinars are made available to the public. Local experts Haseeb Qureshi and Adrienne Webster provide much-needed clarity and updates about the CARES Act and engage in live Q&A with attendees.

Remaining webinars will take place live via streaming platform Lunchpool on May 8 and 22, June 5 and 16, and July 3 at 10 AM.
Watch past webinars here:

Register for future seminars here:

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Exhibition by Cumberland and Stone Mountain High Schools**

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

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will sponsor a special art display for the month of May! Call the Center for hours.

The original art of the graduating seniors that was displayed at the Crossville Art Circle Library in February and March will be shown at the PCAC. During the display at the Art Circle Library, ballots were available for voting to determine the favorite choices of the viewing public.

The home of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), will re-open May 1 with limited hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for Monday-Friday. The hours will be kept through May 15. Starting May 16, normal hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm will resume. Browse through the displays of paintings, photography, woodwork, jewelry, glass mosaics, ceramics, and one-of-a-kind cards. All displayed artwork is available for purchase.

Due to these uncertain times for gatherings, please check the Art Guild website for the most current information: or the Facebook page:

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

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Succulent Planters

  • May 7, 2020 — May 13, 2020

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

$12 - All Ages - 30-40 minute Recorded Demo available on Friday, May 15

Instructor: Amanda Humphreys
Registration Deadline: May 13th @ Noon

Calling all plant lovers! Want to make an adorable little home for your favorite succulents? Well join us for this fun on-line class just in time for spring planting. By learning simple handbuilding techniques make a unique pot and base to give your succulents the pizzaz they deserve. Amanda will provide video demonstrations and written instructions and KAFCC will provide all materials, tools and firings needed to complete this lovely little planter! This class does require pick-up and drop off of materials and access to a computer!


Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center: Animal Plaques

  • May 7, 2020 — May 13, 2020

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

$12 - All Ages - 30-40 Minute Recorded Instruction available on Friday, May 15

Instructor: Emily Webb
Registration Deadline: May 13th @ Noon

Great for Kids & Adults! Keep creating with this clay animal plaque class! This cute project is for kids and adults alike! Make it a family night activity or something to do on a rainy spring day during our "safer at home" time. We'll provide you with everything you need to complete an animal of your choice, including clay, templates, and under glazes to decorate! We'll fire and glaze the plaques with a clear glaze once you return them to the studio. This class requires that you can pick-up materials from KAFCC and have access to a computer.


Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours: COVID-19 Program

  • May 1, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Since 2010, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours have created the highest level of enjoyment. With the hard times we are facing as a country, we feel that entertainment IS 100% essential. Getting out of the house, enjoying the outdoors with loved-ones is extremely beneficial to personal health.
With this being said, we have decided to adjust our Tours operation so we can offer service to the public, while also maintaining social distancing requirement.
Public Tours are postponed till social distancing requirements are lifted. (RESCHEDULES will be available once social distancing requirements are lifted.)
Private Tours will be offered for “Households” and social circles. (We have decided to offer these events to individuals who spend time in close proximity of each other.) This is a great solution for slowing the spread of the virus while also offering activities that can bring enjoyment to families in the community.

Information: 865-377-9677 or

Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music: Virtual Studio

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance, Kids & family and Music

We are here to motivate and train our artists to progress and grow as dancers and musicians. The site includes weekly classes, bonus exercises and materials.

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association: Jam Sessions

  • May 1, 2020 — December 20, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

Jam sessions offered throughout the week at various locations, for beginners and experienced alike! Check for locations and times

The East Tennessee Bluegrass Association strives to promote and advance traditional bluegrass music through education, outreach and community for all generations. Support and aid other groups which advocate bluegrass music and to foster a multi-generational community to learn and grow musically.

Knoxville Asian Festival: Year of the Mouse 5K & 1 Mile Virtual Run

Category: Festivals & special events, Health & wellness and Kids & family

As an athlete, we appreciate the efforts you make to train and your commitment to maintaining a health and fitness routine. And now let’s channel that energy to create the most fun virtual run experience ever!

The race is part of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place in the United States every May. It celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout United States.

The mission of the Asian Culture Center of TN is to invest in the Greater Knoxville Community and East Tennessee and promote cultural diversity by bringing families together to experience the richness and beauty of a diverse culture. Thus, this 5K race strives to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity and a healthy lifestyle.
Asian Culture Center of TN Web site:

Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 2020

  • May 1, 2020 — August 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Although the installation of this exhibition has been delayed due to COVID-19, works are available now (and are for sale)! Enjoy the 44 works by regional artists, as juried by Jim Scarsella.

Ewing Gallery: BFA Capstone Exhibitions Online

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

The capstone course is a requirement for all BFA Studio Art majors. Students take capstone in the final semester of their BFA degree. During the capstone semester students engage in a self-initiated research project to demonstrate that a graduating senior has learned and can practice the skills and concepts of a chosen concentration.

Alexandria Anderson- 4D Art
Zachary Baione - Painting + Drawing
Maggie Bendy - Painting + Drawing
Ali Bhimani - Printmaking
Elisabeth Dos Santos - Painting + Drawing
Rachel Doub - Sculpture
Shannon Frisco - Sculpture
Nicole Gentry - Painting + Drawing
Hannah Kearns - Painting + Drawing
Michaela Leib - Sculpture
Jody Lynn - Painting + Drawing
Quynh Nguyen - Painting + Drawing
Annie Rock - Painting + Drawing
Juniper Teffeteller - Printmaking
Dannie Trevino - Printmaking
Emma Vieser - Photography & Printmaking
Ceara Wallus - Ceramics

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions Online

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

In order to complete the MFA program, all graduate students are required to present an exhibition or other public presentation of their work during the semester of graduation. Unfortunately, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the class of 2020 was unable to have public exhibitions of their work. This webpage showcases the amazing work that these students made for their thesis exhibitions.
The MFA class of 2020 includes: Jillian Hirsch, Kristina Key, April Marten, Ashlee Mays, Emmett Merrill, Angelina Dee Parrino, Dana Potter, William Rerick, and Marla Sweitzer.

Ijams Nature Center: Mayapple Marketplace online

  • May 1, 2020 — May 24, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts and Science & nature

Join Ijams for its annual spring celebration, the Mayapple Marketplace, as we take this event online to support our amazing plant nurseries, artists and crafters, garden vendors and more. Due to COVID-19, we will not be having an in person event this year, but we still want to show our support for our community vendors by promoting their websites on this event page. Please take the time to check out their works and wares and purchase through them directly during this time.

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,

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