Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday in Old Sevier

  • August 30, 2020

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids & family

Join us for "Sunday in Old Sevier" each last Sunday of every month from 3pm to 6pm! Each merchant has something different going on; vendors with crafts and unique gifts, special events, and more! See you south of the river!

August 30
September 27
October 25

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Painting Sunflowers

Category: Classes & workshops and Exhibitions & visual art

8/30 : 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
with Melanie Fetterolf

All skill levels are invited to come paint sunflowers with us! Melanie will guide students to create an acrylic on canvas painting using a variety of brushes and painting techniques. All supplies are included.

Registration deadline: August 23 | Member Rate: $35 | Non-Member Rate: $45

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.

Central Filling Station: Sunday Food Truck Brunch

  • August 30, 2020

Category: Culinary arts and Kids & family


Don’t miss out on our first monthly Brunch Party! Experience curated brunch menus from some of our favorite chefs and enjoy the safety and comfort of our outdoor food park. We suggest you come soon after gates open. This event will be popular!

Featured Trucks:
•Chef Aaron’s Creations
•Farm to Griddle Crepes
•The Ale’ Rae Grill
•Treetop Coffee Shop
•Your Sugar Therapy

We are a family-friendly, dog-friendly neighborhood hangout featuring a daily rotation of food trucks and comprehensive selection of beer and ciders! Located at 900 N. Central Street.

Appalachian Ballet Company: Auditions

Category: Auditions, Dance and Kids & family

APPALACHIAN BALLET COMPANY will hold company auditions on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th at the company’s home studio - Van Metre School of Dance, 215 West Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801.
Dancers will participate in a ballet class with a panel of qualified judges. Artistic Director, Amy Morton Vaughn and the panel are searching for dancers with solid classical training, good musicality, engaging acting skills and a desire to dance. Dancers must be 10 years old by December 31, 2020 in order to audition.

Information can be found at The dancers ages 10 - 11 will begin auditions on Saturday, August 29th at 2:00 pm and dancers ages 12 and up will audition Sunday, August 30th beginning at 1:00 pm. Dancers ages 12 and up should be prepared to dance en pointe. Dancers will audition with the group based on age on the day of auditions. After registration information is submitted, the dancer will be emailed an audition time. The audition fee is $20. Registration forms will be online.

Due to Covid-19, all performances on the calendar are pending.

The ballet company is the proud Resident Dance Company for The Clayton Center for the Arts. For more information visit or call 865-982-8463. Please call the studio at 865-982-8463 or email us at with any further questions.

UT Gardens: Dazzling Dogwoods online Art Auction

  • August 28, 2020 — September 10, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fundraisers and Science & nature

Dazzling Dogwoods: A Garden Art Exhibit has been on display in the UTG since early summer. On-line bidding is scheduled to begin Monday, August 31 and will close September 10. Members of the Gardens will have an opportunity to bid early from August 28-31.

It's time to add to your garden art collection! Local amateur and professional artists donated their time and talent to artistically interpret this year’s theme with a fun and creative design. Each artist was provided with their choice of a 3' or 18" marine grade plywood dogwood flower silhouette to embellish using media of their choice. Works were returned, mounted and installed throughout the Gardens for visitors to enjoy. The weather resistant dogwood sculptures will now be sold during the on-live auction with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville.

All pieces are currently on display in the UT Gardens, Knoxville during daylight hours with exhibit guides available at the entrance kiosk, or they may be viewed on-line at UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

UT Gardens: Fall Plant Sale

  • August 28, 2020 — September 7, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Science & nature

Garden members will receive the link on Friday, August 28 (and will, as always, receive their 10% discount on purchases.) Non-members will receive the link on Monday, August 31. The sale will be active through Monday, September 7.

Be aware that quantities of some items will be limited, so get your order in early for the best selection! Pickup of your plant purchases will be available on Saturday, September 12 at the UT Gardens in Knoxville. Members will have the option for early pickup on Friday, September 11.

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

Flying Anvil Theatre: Branching Out

Category: Theatre

Fri-Sat at 7 PM, Sun at 2:30 PM

On a Zoom call, three senior siblings are shocked to meet their father’s secret love child, a young black woman. Family traditions are challenged and hearts and minds are opened in this timely comedy.

For mature audiences due to language.

This play is being performed LIVE and SOCIALLY DISTANCED!

Once your pass is purchased, an email with the link to the livestream will be sent your way! Simply click that link when its showtime.

Tickets are $20, but a Pay What You Can option is available for Friday night

'SEATING' is limited. Reserve early!

Gallery 1010: Leftover Dough: a product of Victoria Wallace

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Reception on Zoom via Gallery 1010 - Aug 28, 7 PM
Aug 29-30 visit by appointment

1150 McCalla Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915
E-mail for an appointment!

Central Filling Station

  • August 27, 2020 — December 31, 2021

Category: Culinary arts and Kids & family

Central Filling Station is Tennessee's first full-service food truck park! We are a family-friendly, dog-friendly neighborhood hangout featuring a daily rotation of the city’s best food trucks and craft beverages. Welcome to Knoxville’s most unique outdoor dining experience!

Fri-Sat-Sun 12-7 PM

900 N. Central Street | Knoxville, TN

Ewing Gallery: Exposure and Post Script

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

On August 19th, the Ewing Gallery will be reopening with Exposure, photography selections from the permanent collection and Post Script, an exhibition of work by the UT School of Art MFA class of 2020.

In March, COVID-19 interrupted their thesis exhibitions in the gallery. Post Script brings together the work of these 9 artists: Jillian Hirsch, Kristina Key, April Marten, Ashlee Mays, Emmett Merrill, Angelina Dee Parrino, Dana Potter, William Rerick, and Marla Sweitzer.

Exposure showcases a recent gift of photography the Ewing received at the end of 2019 and other works collected through the years.

All students, faculty, and staff who would like to visit the Ewing Gallery will be expected to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing, as per university guidelines. During this semester we will not be having exhibition receptions. The maximum capacity of the Ewing Gallery will be 25 visitors. For any community members who would like to visit the gallery, the university requires all visitors to complete and submit a health screening questionnaire prior to their visit. The form can be found at

Completed forms should be emailed to the Ewing Gallery Please call the gallery with any questions. 865-974-3200.

After Post Script and Exposure, the gallery will continue to exhibit selections from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection.

The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Art and Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN 37996

East Tennessee Historical Society: Marching to Victory: East Tennessee’s Role in Votes for Women


Category: Exhibitions & visual art and History & heritage

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women gaining the right to vote nationally, the East Tennessee Historical Society announces the opening of a new feature exhibition in the Museum of East Tennessee History’s Streetscape entitled Marching to Victory: East Tennessee’s Role in Votes for Women. The exhibition, which will run from August 18, 2020 through November 2020, tells the story of Tennessee’s history in politics and civic engagement and showcases how Tennessee became the “Perfect 36th” state needed to secure national ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

This special exhibition chronicles the national progression of the Woman Suffrage Movement and highlights East Tennessee contributions including those made by Lizzie Crozier French, Cora E. Burke, and Eliza Shaut White. The Streetscape with its recreation of a 1920s East Tennessee Main Street serves as the backdrop for visitors who are immersed in the drama of the Woman Suffrage Movement. Life-size mannequins dressed as suffragists hoist reproduction campaign signs, as interpretive panels recount the unique stories of how individuals affected change.

The “march to victory” culminates in the display of the letter State Representative Harry T. Burn received from his mother, Febb E. Burn, encouraging him to vote in support of woman suffrage. This letter persuaded Harry Burn to change his vote, breaking a deadlocked state legislature, and ultimately changed history by making the ratification of the 19th Amendment possible. The letter is on loan from Knox County Public Library’s Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection.

Museum hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ETHS is following the guidelines within the Tennessee Pledge and has modified the Museum of East Tennessee History’s visitor experience. We ask that all museum visitors support our community’s health by observing these guidelines:
• Wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times (masks are available on site)
• Make regular use of the hand sanitizing stations located throughout the building
• Stay at least six feet away from anyone not in your household and follow one-way path markers
• Stay at home if you are sick

East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-215-8824,

Mighty Mud Studios: absorption by Jessie Van der Laan

  • August 7, 2020 — August 31, 2020

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

The socially distanced opening will be on Friday, August 7th, from 6-9pm.

The artist will show a series of drawings from the past two years, examining the simultaneous joys and burdens of motherhood, reflected through natural and artificial landscapes.

Put on your fanciest mask and join the artist!

Mighty Mud, 126 and 127 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-595-1900,

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