Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Art Market Gallery: Jury for New Members

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

Art Market Gallery of Knoxville Seeks Artists for Membership

Art Market Gallery is accepting art applications in 2D and 3D media; please choose only one medium for jury submission. Applicants may submit work in: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, natural materials, mixed media, sculpture, paper arts, jewelry, painting/drawing, printmaking, computer generated art, and photography. It must be the original work of the artist and should be representative of the quality and nature that they wish to exhibit at the Gallery. You are encouraged to visit the Gallery to see the quality/presentation of the art exhibited. Gather your application documents, the $30 Jury Fee (Check preferred), and four artwork pieces in a single medium. Deliver all Sep 22-26, 11 AM – 5:30 PM. Jurying will take place on Sep 27 with results mailed on Sep 28. A panel of six active members of the Art Market Gallery will evaluate your work in each of four categories: technical skill, design, artistic style, and presentation. Consideration will also be given to the current needs of the Gallery. The jury will look for art that will complement but not duplicate our current artists’ work. Again, you are encouraged to visit the gallery to consider how your work would augment the Gallery.

Tennessee Theatre: Ghostlight Series with Guy Marshall

Category: Music

The Tennessee Theatre announces its new Ghostlight Series, spotlighting local artists by streaming concerts from the Tennessee Theatre stage.

“The ghost light is a longstanding tradition designed to keep a theatre lit when it otherwise would be completely dark,” Tennessee Theatre Executive Director Becky Hancock said. “Though the Tennessee Theatre currently is closed, or at extended intermission as we like to say, we aim to continue to celebrate music, arts and entertainment. We want to bring that light into your homes even when we can’t gather together in the theatre. The Ghostlight Series will shine a light on Knoxville’s own outstanding artists and allow the theatre to continue to bring ‘live’ music to our community.”

The Ghostlight Series will stream on Tuesdays, and the lineup includes:
Kelle Jolly and Will Boyd on Sept. 1;
Count This Penny on Sept. 8;
Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet with Brent Thompson on Sept. 15;
and Guy Marshall on Sept. 22.

All prerecorded concerts will stream via Facebook Live and can be accessed for free starting at 8 p.m. at and on the Facebook app. In a flipped view from regular concerts, the auditorium will serve as the backdrop so viewers can enjoy the overall beauty of the historic theatre while watching the newly recorded concerts. The Ghostlight Series also provides an opportunity for the community and fans to support the arts, as the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on musicians, performers, behind-the-scenes crews and venues. The Tennessee Theatre will accept donations that will be split with the featured performers. Donations can be made online at

East Tennessee PBS: Virtual Screening of Aging Matters: Legal Help

  • September 22, 2020

Category: Film, Free event and Health & wellness

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7 PM EDT – 7:30 PM EDT

*Virtual Event - Online Screening* We often think of legal issues in terms of documents such as wills, powers of attorney and advance directives. The reality is legal help for older adults means navigating a society that is unprepared for both the number and the longevity of older adults living in America.

Through a partnership with our sister PBS station in Nashville, East Tennessee PBS is thrilled to present a virtual screening of this informative documentary.

Join us online Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at 7 p.m. Screen the documentary virtually on our Facebook page.
*This is a virtual event. There is no in-person event taking place. Online only.*

Just over half of all seniors have had at least one civil legal problem in the last year and 87 percent of older adults seeking legal assistance had difficulty finding or affording it. The likelihood of facing legal issues rises for older adults in rural areas, veterans and those living in poverty. Yet the benefits or resources that are available for older adults are often underutilized.

NPT Reports Aging Matters: Legal Help will shed light on those resources and identify places to turn when legal assistance is needed. Produced by Nashville Public Television.

UT Gardens: Friday Fun Day: Virtual Bewitching Beasts

  • September 18, 2020 — October 31, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Kids & family

Date: October 31, 2020
Cost: $8 per child or 4 children for $24

Bewitching Beasts is going virtual! We will still do all the fun crafts and learn about bewitching beasts all while being in the comfort of our own homes. This year we are focusing on some of our favorite creatures and can’t wait to share them with you. Participants will pre-register and then pick up a kit from the gardens. Then on Halloween we will send you links to several videos to watch that will show you how to make each craft and give you information about interesting living things. Additionally, from Friday through Sunday, you will be able to visit the gardens to take pictures by various signs and photo spots. Send us your pictures by 4pm on Sunday to receive a prize. Don’t forget to be in costume for all of your pictures!

This program is sponsored by Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, Allergy Asthma and Sinus Center, and University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union. Kits can be purchased either individually for $8 or for a set of 4 for $24.

Dogwood Arts: Mask-Produced: Virtual Exhibition & Auction

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

Proceeds to benefit local artists through the Grace Fund (

Introducing Mask-Produced, a virtual exhibition and auction of ‘mask-related’ artworks created by a talented array of local and regional artists. 29 pieces were created for the exhibition using a variety of materials including metal, leather, Swarovski Crystals, denim, animal bones, fabric, paint, glass, and more. Proceeds from the auction will provide critical funding to the Greater Knoxville GRACE Fund, a resource for individual local arts and culture workers seeking financial assistance to meet basic needs.

As masks are becoming the new normal across the globe, artists are coming up with innovative designs and imaginative possibilities to elevate the everyday face covering. Mask-Produced explores both the protective and artistic potential of masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Browse the Exhibition & Auction at

Bid ONLINE September 18th - October 9th
• Online bidding is now open and will close on Friday, October 9th at 11:59PM
• The auction offers something for everyone with prices starting at $30

Participating Artists: Mike Berry, Ryan Blair, Jason Brown, Antuco Chicaiza, Bill Cook Jr., Marianna Custer, Nick Deford, Melissa Everett, Marcia Goldenstein, Marcus Hall, Richard Jolley, Kelle Jolley, Callie Konane Rickards, Dale Mackey, Beth Meadows, Erica Mendoza, Sarah Moore & Lindsay Mcgeehon, Kyle Schellinger, Sarah Shebaro, Jered Sprecher, Lacey Sutton, Lauren Wagner, and Bryan Wilkerson.

More info: 865.637.4561

Tennessee Theatre: Stars on Stage Auction

Category: Fundraisers


Under normal circumstances, the Tennessee Theatre would be welcoming you in person for our Stars on Stage gala. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going virtual this year, including our auction. This year's event will feature Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, with the stream beginning at 8/7 central on Thursday, October 1 on Vimeo.

This auction features many unique items and experiences, such as a Virtual Meet & Greets with Broadway cast and crew members including Kurt Crowley of HAMILTON, private movie screenings in the Theatre, beautiful artwork, private photo shoots in the Theatre, and much more. The auction will remain open until October 1 at midnight, following the streaming concert. If you are the winning bidder, you will be notified by email and Tennessee Theatre staff will contact you the following day to coordinate pick up or delivery and payment. Happy bidding!

Bijou Theatre: Sustainability Auction

Category: Fundraisers


With hundreds of events canceled due to the pandemic, this historic non-profit theatre needs your help!

That’s why it’s time to reveal the Bijou Theatre Sustainability Auction: where we're raising essential funds to keep this historic landmark stable throughout our temporary closure.

We are incredibly grateful to our Auction Partners, who have generously donated items and experiences to preserve this beloved theatre and make this auction possible. We also pulled out some rare treasures from the Bijou Memorabilia Archives, and you'll see some very special and unique Bijou experiences that wouldn't be possible in "normal times." There is something for everyone!

Your bid helps ensure that we re-open our doors and share the Bijou's magic again soon! Simply click on the button below to view available items and place your bids when ready.

Happy bidding, and thank you for your vital support! Shop the auction now!

UT School of Music: Virtual Concert and Lecture Series

  • September 18, 2020 — September 24, 2020

Category: Free event and Music

We're back for the third edition of our Virtual Concert Series! Today, we have new flute faculty Maria Fernanda Castillo performing El Bachiano by Raimundo Pineda.

To view the video:

These videos will also be available on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Omega Gallery: Collected Marks by Ghenov & Van der Laan

  • September 17, 2020 — October 23, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Collected Marks: A Two-Person Exhibition by Lynne Ghenov & Jessie Van der Laan

Recent mixed-media work by two Knoxville-based artists.

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Please wear a face covering!

Information: 865-471-4985,

Bijou Theatre: BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Category: Film

The World Tour has gone virtual! Get ready for films filled with mountain adventure, inspiration, and culture from around the globe in the comfort and safety of your own home.. The Bijou is excited to bring you early access to this incredible content from now until September 30. Simply visit the link below to purchase your choice of carefully curated programs, or go all in with the full virtual film bundle!

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Tuesdays at Two

Category: History & heritage, Kids & family, Lectures & discussions and Science & nature


Sept 15- Warren Bielenberg, Butterflies of Cades Cove | Tuesdays at Two
Sept 22- Jim Bordwine, The SaltMaker | Tuesdays at Two
Sept 29- Laura Howard, Saving the Planet One County at a Time | Tuesdays at Two
October 6- Dewaine Speaks, Disasters of East Tennessee | Tuesdays at Two
October 13- Harry Moore, Rock Formations of the Smokies | Tuesdays at Two

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044,

RALA: Lost in Paradise with Harry Underwood

  • September 11, 2020 — September 27, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Come dip your toes into these colorful painted dialogues and view the magic of Harry Underwood! We are so grateful to have Harry as our September Featured Artist. It's not too late see the show. Pop by to view it in person (remember to mask up) or shop online 24/7.

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

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