Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Appalachian Mountain Bike Club: Premiere of Accomplice film

  • July 30, 2020

Category: Film and Health & wellness

Hosted by Teton Gravity Research and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 8 PM – 11:15 PM
Parkway Drive-In, 2909 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, Tennessee 37804

Get ready, Tennessee! On Thursday, July 30th we are bringing our new mountain bike film ACCOMPLICE to the massive screen at the Parkway Drive-In. This is the summer stoke we’ve all been waiting for!

Gates at 7:00, ACCOMPLICE at 9:00 followed by a throwback screening of our fan favorite ski and snowboard film Anomaly. Early bird tickets are only $35 per vehicle and on-sale now at

Attendees will be able to enter to win prizes from our partners at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.., Evil Bikes, Schwalbe tires and more. Plus, everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes - including a Sierra Nevada Prize Pack, a Scott bikes Strike E-Bike, and a Polaris Off-Road General 1000 off-road vehicle. Don’t miss your chance to see ACCOMPLICE on the big screen!

This film is directed by Jeremy Grant and brought to you in partnership with Polaris, Sierra Nevada, Schwalbe tires, Evil Bikes, Gunnison-Crested Butte and others.

About the film: Maybe you were 4 years old when you tore the paper off it. Or maybe you were 40 and saved for months for it. But no matter what, getting your first bicycle is the spark, the fire that ignites something beyond the barriers of language. From the producers of unReal and the director of Where The Trail Ends comes a new film to memorialize the majesty of mountain biking. From our first time pedaling without training wheels to first descents in far off lands ACCOMPLICE is a visual love letter to the bicycle and all it enables. Starring the world’s top riders in spectacular locations the film explores all the splendor and nuance of our relationship with the bicycle and the adventures and friendships it becomes a catalyst for. Featuring: Andreu Lacondeguy, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Cam Zink, Carson Storch, Ethan Nell, Garett Buehler, Graham Agassiz, Hannah Bergemann, Jaxson Riddle, Kurt Sorge, Nico Vink, Paul Basagoitia, Paul Genovese, Tom van Steenbergen, Tyler McCaul, Veronique Sandler.

Urban Bar & Corner Cafe: Works by Jessica Newman

  • July 28, 2020 — August 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Jessica Newman is based in Maryville. Her work has been displayed at Urban Bar Corner Cafe for the past several months!

109 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Museum of Art: Virtual Cocktails & Conversation with Mary Campbell

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures & discussions

A virtual lecture with UT Associate Professor of American Art History Mary Campbell

An exploration of the works related to Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks in the exhibition Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door. Professor Campbell entertains the idea of Parks as a type of self-portrait of Delaney and a way for him to express his inner thoughts.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101

Fountain City Art Center: Tuesday Plein Air Painters**

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception: July 10, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

Knoxville History Project: Zoom Chats

Category: Free event, History & heritage and Lectures & discussions

Thursdays 6-7 PM

Join Jack Neely and staff each week for a new topic on Knoxville's rich and fascinating history. For more information and to register for this week's chat please visit

Thu Jul 9: For some of us, it's not summertime in Knoxville without rereading Agee's finest work, "Knoxville: Summer 1915," about a moment in his youth on Highland Avenue. No one knows more about Agee's youth than former schoolteacher and literary scholar Paul Brown, author of Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee. The recent biography published by UT Press, last year earned the Tennessee History Book Award. Brown will be our guest speaker this Thursday at 6:00, for a conversation about the Pulitzer-winning author's early influences and what he still means to us today. Brown has been doing some further research into the short, tragic life of Agee's father, "Jay," and may share some of what he's learned since the book came out.

The following week, Thursday July 16, we'll feature UT historian Prof. Bob Hutton, on UT's early history, to align with founder Samuel Carrick's 260th birthday (see "Toasts"). His book about UT, the first official history of the university in almost 40 years, is due out early next year.

The following week, Thursday July 23, we'll feature our partner Laura Still, on the subject of Women's Suffrage. You'll be hearing a lot about that everywhere this summer, because the national centennial of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing women's right to vote, is next month.

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

Virtual Silver Sneakers Classes: Tai Chi and Enerchi

  • July 7, 2020 — December 31, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops, Free event and Health & wellness

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1 PM: Chen Style Tai Chi - the basic movements
2 PM: Enerchi - modified Yang and Sung style movements

Anyone can join the class, but it is designed for seniors.

Virtual Silver Sneakers Classes offered starting on July 7. These Zoom classes are Enerchi and Tai Chi. There is limited space for these free classes. A Zoom account is not necessary, but a camera and mike are required on the device used for internet. For more information about registration, contact the instructor, Don Parsley at

The only people who have to register are those who have Silver Sneakers as part of their health insurance, which is usually Humana.

Tomato Head: Cityscapes and Organics - Photography by Terri Swaggerty

  • July 6, 2020 — September 7, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

On exhibition Downtown from July 6-August 2 and at the West location from August 4-September 7

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: July Workshops & events

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

Sat Jul 4, 10-12: Flag Dedication
Tue Jul 7, 10-12: Smorgasbord of Art: Mixed Media with Susan Smathers, $20
Tue, Thu, Fri Jul 7, 9 & 10, 1-4: Beginning Drawing with John Anderson, $105
Thu Jul 9, 16, & 23, 9-12: Christmas in July Tole Painting with Cindy Howson, $105
Fri Jul 10, 10-12: Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics), free
Tue Jul 14, 10-12: Paint Along with Sam Hill (watercolor demo class), $25
Wed Jul 15, 12-2: Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session, free
Thu Jul 16, 1-4: Fundamentals of Making Chain Mail Jewelry, with George Gallant, $75
Fri Jul 17, 1-4: Watercolor for Beginners with Vera Bogle, $35
Tue Jul 21, 9-12: Acrylic Bloom Pour, with Cindy Howson, $35
Wed Jul 22, 12-2: Life Drawing is Back! with Dena Whitener, $5
Thu Jul 23, 1-4: Let’s Get Started with Alcohol Inks, with Pam Woodhouse, $35
Fri Jul 24, 1-4: Florals in Acrylics with Jo Anne Hickey, $35
Tue Jul 28, 1-3: Creating a Handmade Journal with Barb Pelak, $25
Fri Jul 31, 5-7: Paint and Wine with Barb Pelak, $25

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

Art Market Gallery: Inna Nasonova Knox

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

July Featured Artist: INNA NASONOVA KNOX

Her paintings are energy and time captured on a canvas. Inna Knox’s vibrant colors and skillful use of a palette knife capture life and movement on the street. Her impressionistic oils sweep the viewer in, as if he or she were part of the scene.

Inna Nasonova was well known in St. Petersburg for her elaborate watercolor of The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The magnificent painting was one of her top sellers with tourists. She grew up in Russia, attending the prestigious St. Petersburg Art University in interior design and selling paintings to pay her way through school. She later graduated from fashion design school and worked as a designer and seamstress for well-to-do women. But her path didn't end in Russia. When she immigrated to the U.S. in 2000, she experienced some things for the first time, including working with oils.

Now Inna Nasonova Knox is happily ensconced in her studio in the Knoxville area where she also conducts painting classes. Her famous cathedral, in oil, hangs in the hallway, but she has fallen in love with Knoxville's people and street scenes.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11-6, Sunday 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, and

Honeybee South: "Agri Chromatic" Exhibition by Jessica Borchert

  • July 3, 2020 — July 31, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Agri Chromatic, an expressive art exhibition by Local Artist Jessica Borchert, explores East TN with a sense of Southern "Pride" through an exhibition at Honeybee South. Borchert has exhibited her art in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and is delighted to open this show in East Tennessee where she grew up.

Come to the opening for First Friday, July 3rd from 4-7 pm. Agri Chromatic will be up for the rest of the month of July at Honeybee South, 700 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920

The Emporium Center: Knoxville Photo 2020

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is please to present the eighth annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition featuring selected works from 32 artists throughout the region. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more and will display in the main gallery of the Emporium Center from July 3-31, 2020.

The following artists’ works will be shown:
+ Tonya Wade Wunder of Arden, NC
+ Jared Kreiss of Bristol, TN
+ David Boruff, David Denton, Jurgen Dopatka, Laurie Drake, Katharine Emlen, Elena Ganusova, Chuck Jones, Nicki Klein, Andreas Koschan, Alyssa Nealon, Tom Owens, Chris Rohwer, Crystal Stinson, and Jeff Wischkaemper of Knoxville, TN
+ David Hardin of Loudon, TN
+ Debra Lovvorn Belvin and Yvonne Dalschen of Oak Ridge, TN
+ Marlon Davey of Rutledge, TN
+ Hayley Spear of Charlottesville, VA

Rocky Kenworthy served as juror for the exhibition and viewed 364 images to select the exhibition. Kenworthy has worked in the photography industry for more than 35 years. Arriving in New York City in the late 80’s, he spent ten years working and collaborating with photographers, photo editors, design firms and advertising agencies in various capacities as assistant, production coordinator, photographer, and retoucher. He established Dot Editions in 2005, one of the strongest boutique fine art printing studios on the East Coast. In 2013, Kenworthy established a presence for Dot Editions in Asheville, NC where he continues his passion for developing a collaborative style print studio for local, regional, and international artists alike. In 2019 Rocky launched The Gallery @ Dot Editions as an experiment in the discovery, preservation, and collection of bodies of photographic work that offer a unique lens into the world at a given place in time.

Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced on July 3. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. For more information, please visit

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, July 6, for the holiday. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Don Grogan

  • July 3, 2020 — July 31, 2020

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

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Don Grogan on Friday, July 3 from 6-8 pm. Don’s art is made from reclaimed wood. A piece may contain wood from an old barn, old pallet, or throw away construction materials.

“My goal is to create work that is pleasing to the eye while using materials that typically would be thrown away or burned. Each piece I create is unique. I encourage people to view my pieces closely, touch them, and experience the texture and the character of the wood.”

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. (865) 951-0427 or

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