Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Tennessee Artists Association: Art-A-Palooza**

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

48th Annual Spring Show!
Fine art exhibition and sale by 13 area artists - with art demos both days!

Jun 13, 10-5
Jun 14, 12-5

Door prize: a free oil painting by Betty Bullen

At Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Art in the Park

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


Artists with inside and outside booths…unique fine art creations in all media including painting, photography, jewelry, wood, pottery, basket weaving, and more. Musical entertainment and food both Saturday and Sunday. Great food provided by outside vendors.

Saturday Entertainment: Dulcimores (inside PCAC – a.m. & p.m.), Cumberland Swing Experience (9:00 – 11:00); Cumberland Sound (12:00 – 2:00); TJ Fincher, Son, & Friends (3:00 – 5:00).

Sunday Entertainment: Memory Road (10:00 – 12:00), The Relics (1:00 – 3:00).

All Art in the Park attendees (both inside and outside PCAC) should wear face masks and practice social distancing.

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

Historic Ramsey House: Basket Weaving Workshop

Category: Classes & workshops and Fine Crafts

June 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Need a new Easter basket? Want to learn the ancient art of basket weaving? Learn all about the art of basket weaving in this hands-on workshop with special guest Becky Weaver, of Fox Hollow Creations. Each participant will create and weave their very own Easter basket! Each basket has an 8 inch round base, and all supplies and instruction will be provided. Please bring a bagged lunch. Beverages will be provided by Historic Ramsey House. Space is EXTREMELY limited, so make sure you RSVP ASAP!

Tickets: $45 which include all materials ($40 Historic Ramsey House members) Reservations are required.

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association Presents: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Paquita

Category: Dance and Kids & family

2 PM and 7:30 PM

ORCBA will present the premiere of their new ballet, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, and excerpts from PAQUITA at Oak Ridge HS Performing Arts Center. Audiences will have two opportunities to see this elaborate and fantastical production that is sure to please schoolchildren and adults alike as they embark on a fascinating journey into Wonderland and experience the passion of Paquita and its famous Grand Pas Classique.

The performance will include over 50 area dancers both pre-professional and professional, three innovative choreographers, exquisite costuming, and a score based on music by Tchaikovsky.

All shows are general admission: Adults $15, Seniors/Students $10

Knoxville Writers’ Guild workshop: StoryZone Board

Category: Classes & workshops, Lectures & discussions and Literature & readings

Bonny Millard leads us through building a StoryZone Board, an excellent visual aid for developing either fiction or nonfiction stories. The process helps writers keep their hands and minds on their stories on a daily basis, even if they write less often.
Millard, a writing coach and project development editor, currently works with private clients, helping them to expand and explore their stories. As an award-winning journalist for 15+ years, she wrote the stories of everyday people living extraordinary lives. These are the stories that inspire her. She believes that everyone has a story to tell and enjoys helping other writers explore their worlds and find the best way to tell their stories.

She teaches writing workshops for both beginning and intermediate writers. She has taught composition classes at local community colleges. In addition to a journalism degree, she has an MFA in Creative Writing in fiction from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina.

To help maintain social distancing guidelines and ensure the safety of our members and presenters, KWG will be moving our workshops to an online format.
Online KWG Workshops are $30 for non-members, $20 for members and $10 for student members. Register:

Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Category: Dance, Festivals & special events and Kids & family

ORCBA invites guests ages 5 and up to join us for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

12 noon at Cafeteria at Oak Ridge High School.
Your $20 ticket includes the Tea Party and all of its related activities, as well as the child's admission to the 2:00 performance. (Family members may purchase tickets to the 2:00 performance on our Purchase Tickets page.)

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Peter Rabbit


Category: Kids & family and Theatre

Peter is famous as the clever and daring rabbit who succeeds in invading mean Farmer McGregor’s cabbage patch, in spite of traps, scarecrows and other dangers. His sisters Flopsy and Mopsy, their friend Squirrel Nutkin and Cawdy the Crow all share his adventures in this charming, and endearing dramatization.

The play will be performed Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM; Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM; and Sundays at 3 PM.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Summer Porch Sale

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center located in Norris, TN will hold its Summer Porch Sale June 12 - June 26. The Porch Sale held each year features work from juried and nonjuried members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to shop for discounted artwork! The Porch Sale provides local artisans the opportunity to replenish their artwork for the remainder of the year.

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.

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

Please keep in mind that we are following the current city/county Knoxville guidelines for businesses.

June 12th Class (Learn To Develop Color Film) 6PM-8PM - We will show you step-by-step how to correctly develop your C-41 process color film. We will start at loading the film on reels, discuss chemistry and the development process and show you how to scan it. For this class, you must have a roll of 35mm or 120 C-41 process color film shot in advance. Each class participant will have time to develop 1 roll of color film. Pricing for this class is $40 this class is limited to 3 participants. This class is limited to 3 participants. See additional details and sign up for the class here!

June 13th Workshop (Cyanotype Prints) 11AM-2PM - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. A materials fee of $40 is due at or before the event. This class is limited to 5* participants. Be sure to register for the event by Friday, May 29th to secure your spot! You can pay in person or online.See additional details and sign up for the class here!

June 14th Class (Learning Series - The Camera) 2PM-4PM - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more. Pricing for this individual class is $60.
This class is limited to 3 participants. See additional details and sign up for the class here!

June 16th Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants. See additional details and sign up for the class here!

June 17th Class (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants. See additional details and sign up for the class here!
Knoxville Community Darkroom · 5117 Homberg Dr · Knoxville, TN 37919

Arts & Culture Alliance: Arts in the Airport Spring 2020

  • June 10, 2020 — October 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Enjoy the 44 works by regional artists, as juried by Jim Scarsella.

The current exhibition (juried by Jim Scarsella) will be on display from June 10 - October (end date TBA) 2020. View and purchase artworks at Thank you for your support of our local artists!

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) present a semi-annual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork and is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint for six months at a time. Approximately 35-40 works comprise each exhibition. Work is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport.

Rala: June Featured Artist Annie Rochelle

  • June 10, 2020 — June 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Meet our June Featured Artist, Annie Rochelle!

She is a born and raised Knoxvillian and currently lives in South Knoxville with her husband and sweet cat named “Kitty.”

Annie attended Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History and Curatorial Studies concentration.

“A lot of my compositions with the human figure reference Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo works from art history. Recently I have been interested in scientific botanical illustrations and translating the Victorian model of the ‘Language of Flowers’ into a modern and more relevant vernacular.”

One of Annie's favorite things to do is plant flowers or vegetables with a glass of wine while watching her husband grill dinner.

Fun Fact: She won 1st place in our Dolly Art Contest last year and 2nd place this year!


Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: June Workshops

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

Tue Jun 9, 10-12: Paint Along with Sam Hill (watercolor demo class), $25
Wed-Thu Jun 10-11, 9:30-12:30: Trace Monotypes, with Karen Shaw, $70
Fri Jun 12, 10-12: Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics), free
Tue Jun 16, 23, & 30, 1-4: Colored Pencils, with Cindy Howson, $105
Thu Jun 18, 9-12: Intermediate Alcohol Inks, with Pam Woodhouse, $35
Thu Jun 18, 1-4: Fundamentals of Making Chain Mail Jewelry, with George Gallant, $35
Tue Jun 25, 1-4: Advanced Ink Using Air, with Cindy Howson, $35

In the Art Studio, the maximum class size and/or open studio gathering size is limited to no more than eight people. All people inside the PCAC building should wear face masks and practice social distancing! To register for a class, call the Art Guild, but do not pay the registration fee until you arrive on the first day of class.

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

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