Calendar of Events

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Liberated from Storage: Selections of Asian Art from the Ewing Gallery Collection

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Liberated from Storage: Selections of Asian Art from the Ewing Gallery Collection

Now through October 16th, 113 Asian works from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection will be on exhibition - some for the first time in 4 years. Featured are works that were gifted to or collected by founding members of the School of Art during the 1950s and 60s, while many others have been acquired within the last decade. Numerous examples of historic and contemporary Japanese printmaking, including a recent gift of Japanese ukiyo-e prints, are on view. With a wide range of media including ceramics, printmaking, painting, video, and sculpture, this exhibition includes works from Japan, Korea, China, India, and Taiwan. You are invited to this public viewing of these liberated works of art before their return to storage.

Click here to view many of these works online:

The Ewing Gallery, located on the first floor of the Art and Architecture Building, is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm. If you would like to vist the Ewing Gallery, please email the gallery to file a health screening form prior to your campus visit.

1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Art and Architecture Building, Knoxville, TN 37996

UT Gardens: Pumpkin Floral Arrangement Class

  • September 23, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops and Science & nature

September 23, 2020
6-8 pm
Cost: $40 Garden members/ $50 nonmembers

Don't you just love pumpkins! So do we! These veggies in the squash family are a fall favorite to use in cooking and decorating. In this class, we will use a pumpkin to hold a fall floral arrangement. Wear something to carve a pumpkin in and join us for a fun evening making a striking conversation piece for your fall home decor.

UT College of Arts & Sciences: The Cost of Hate Symposium, Part 1: Anti-racism

  • September 23, 2020

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

Online Event:

What is the cost of hatred? Many of us are able to talk about what is good about diversity, and how we need to work toward a fairer, more representative society that offers more equitable access of social goods to all. Despite this commitment, we have experienced multiple expressions of hatred at UT and in the Knoxville community, which have forced us to address hatred as it impacts in our community. During this three-part discussion series, we will examine the cost to society of group-focused hatred.

In part one, we focus on anti-racism. Recent protests have highlighted systemic racism, but racism has defined our nation’s history since its beginning. How can we understand the ongoing costs that racial oppression levels on our society? Jon Shefner, UT professor of sociology, will moderate a panel discussion with fellow UT faculty and City Councilwoman Amelia Parker.

Register online at The event is open to the public and members of the UT community, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive information about how to join the webinar.
Learn more about this symposium at

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.

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,,

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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