Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Historic Ramsey House: Woodworking in the 19th Century

Category: Classes & workshops, Fine Crafts and History & heritage

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Master Woodworker, Hal Galbraith, for a fascinating look into how fine furniture was created in the 1800’s. Participants will receive an introduction to hand tool care and use, which includes saws, planes, and chisels. During the four hour workshop, participants will tour the beautiful Historic Ramsey House, while Mr. Galbraith discusses the making of Duncan Phyfe Klismos side chairs. Reservations required.

Tickets: $35 (includes boxed lunch) or $30 for Historic Ramsey House members Reservations are required.

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

Historic Homes of Knoxville: Founders’ Day Bash

Category: Festivals & special events, Free event and History & heritage

Join the Historic Homes of Knoxville (HHK) for a celebration of the city's 229th anniversary at James White’s Fort on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 5pm–7pm!

Founded on October 3, 1791, Knoxville has transformed from a rough frontier settlement to a grand mountain metropolis to the attractive city you see today. The history of Knoxville is a vivid tale of the trials and triumphs of a growing town and a growing nation. It’s a wild and often surprising tale marvelously told by the city’s most historic homes.

Help us celebrate at James White's Fort with cupcakes, beer and wine, door prizes, and live music. Be sure to stick around for a special announcement from members of the Historic Homes of Knoxville about the 225th Tennessee Statehood Series!

No reservations required, however when the Fort has reached capacity (50 people), there may be a wait to enter. This event is FREE! Donations are happily accepted and proceeds benefit the historic house museums.

The Historic Homes of Knoxville is an organization made up of 7 historic homes ranging from log cabins to frame houses to stately stone mansions. Each of these historic homes is a chapter of history unto itself. Together they exemplify and celebrate the continuing pioneering spirit that created Knoxville 229 years ago. The Historic Homes of Knoxville is a partnership that shares resources and participates in joint marketing to present the history, culture, and heritage of Knoxville and East Tennessee:

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Townsend Artisan Guild: Fall Jury Session deadline

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Festivals & special events and Fine Crafts

If you would like to join a group of creative artists, increase opportunities to share your work and support art appreciation and development in the community, we encourage you to consider the Townsend Artisan Guild. A Jury Committee meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 11. The application and procedures for the jury process are on the website.

Please submit your application at least by October 3. Questions can be emailed to

Sustainable Future Center: SoKno Community Garage & Maker Sale

  • October 3, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

SoKno Community Garage Sale first Saturday of the month, 9am – 1pm
Sustainable Future Center, 201 Ogle Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Entry is free! No registration required. Please park at the Girls & Boys club at 522 Maryville Pike, adjacent to the Sustainable Future Center.

Cost to vend your own table: $5
Must be a SoKNoArea resident or anyone part of the Sustainable Future Center Facebook Group.
Set up time: 8:30am
You are limited to (1) 8 foot table, and (1) 10 x 10 pop-up (provided by you).
After you set up your table, please move your car to the Girls & Boys club at 522 Maryville Pike, adjacent to the Sustainable Future Center. Register here:

Questions? contact Nicole at

Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts: Huckleberry Bohemian POP UP Shop

  • October 3, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events

Hosted by Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts and Holly King
Saturday at 11 AM – 3 PM
Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts
714 South Gay Street Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37902

Huckleberry Haint will be coming to Knoxville Soap Candle & Gifts for a fun, funky little popup! We will be bringing lots of vintage bohemian’esque treasures scouted and collected from all over the southeast for you to discover anew. ​Boho is for those who want their life and home full of pop-culture inspired items that look back to the fun and romance of more stylish and carefree times. This aesthetic defies 2020 and embraces the carefree, relaxed, and the unusual - no two items or objects are completely alike. ​ We merge the Southern lifestyle with the carefree through texture, color, pattern, and whimsy. ​ If you are looking to show that you are truly unique and one of a kind, Huckleberry Boho is right for you! ​

We will be bringing clothes, art, baskets, one of a kind pieces, jewelry, dishware and more! Show your sense of style and your desire to lead an unconventional life. Come load up and bring your friends! In addition to the pop up shop , we will be offering 15% off the entire store during event hours to celebrate our 2 year anniversary downtown.

Retrospect Vintage Store: Fall RetroFlea

  • October 3, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

Saturday at 11 AM
Retrospect Vintage Store
1121 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917

Come out and shop our parking lot for some great vintage goodies!

Rala: October Featured Artist Mike C. Berry

  • October 2, 2020 — November 28, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Considered a versatile painter who works in vibrant colors, bringing energy and rhythm to each work, Mike C. Berry creates urban compositions that bend and twist the cityscapes that have become his identifiable style. His paintings consist of gestural brushstrokes and pure bright color. He credits the work of Wolf Kahn, Edward Hopper, and Knoxville artist, Joseph Delaney for encouraging his use of color, line and the cityscape as subject matter.

"Urbanscape" is the latest exhibition of small works by the artist. This body of work features the city of Knoxville as the main subject, but also illustrates the energy of our American urban landscape and cultural expressions. This exhibition includes paintings and drawings, as well as prints and notecards of previous works.

On display at RALA, October 2 - November 28, this exhibition can be viewed in person or online at

112 W Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Cumberland County Woodturners exhibition

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

“Cumberland County Woodturners” is the special Themed Gallery Exhibit for October.

Cumberland Woodturners is an organization whose goal is to advance the skills of wood turning on a lathe. Their skill levels range from novice to professional, and the organization has a mentoring program to assist others in improving their skills. Members have access to an extensive library of wood turning resources. On the second Saturday of each month, the woodturners present a hands-on workshop.

The changing monthly displays at the PCAC include a wide variety of art mediums: painting, drawings, photography, ceramics, wood creations, glass mosaics, jewelry, fabric creations, card art and much more! The artwork is available for purchase.

Hours: Mon-Sat 9 AM - 4 PM. 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: Donna Conliffe and Jennifer Lindsay

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

Featured artists are Jennifer Lindsay, Bead Weaving and Donna Conliffe, Mixed Media Artist.

Jennifer Lindsay started doing bead weaving over 15 years ago. She is inspired by the colors and shape of natural to mix colors and beads to make the pieces.

Donna Conliffe: Painting is an evolving process for me often inspired by poetry, music, stories, and experiences. Much of my work is considered narrative or abstract. Working on canvas or wood I begin by adding mediums, multiple layers of paint, image transfers, writing, collage, metal etc., at the start. Mixed media painting allows me to enrich my work in many layers as it progresses. My diverse background, in the area of three dimensional art, of clay, fiber, glass, bookmaking and paper, provides me a variety of methods to incorporate in my work. Combining an assortment of materials and a mixture of techniques encourages my creativity. That’s what art is all about to me.

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265,,

Awaken Coffee: Exhibition by Lesley Eaton

  • October 2, 2020 — November 1, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Lesley Eaton Friday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 pm. Lesley’s recent work is a collection of experimental pieces focused on the application of materials themselves, mostly acrylic and fluid paint, along with water-soluble crayon.

“There is an overwhelming sense of joy to these pieces, even more so when they’re sitting next to one another, and even though they don’t all match and some are quite loud. It’s not unlike living in the middle of a renovation project with four children; it’s joyful cacophony.” – Lesley Eaton.

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

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

Maple Lane Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Open

  • October 2, 2020 — October 31, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events, Kids & family and Science & nature

The original Maple Lane Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch opens weekends starting Oct. 2nd through Oct. 31st. Twenty-two years of fall family tradition and fun. DENSO is the 2020 maze sponsor.

Enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, mountain views, and wide-open space that this 100-acre farm has to offer – including hayrides, pumpkin picking, inflatables, corn hole, evening campfires, music, and food vendors. New this year – nighttime hayrides!! Get lost in our 10-acre cornfield! The Haunted Maze begins nightly October 23rd through October 31st (Last admittance into the maze is 10pm)

Friday 6pm to 10pm
Saturday 10am to 10pm
Sunday Noon to 6pm

UT Downtown Gallery: Through the Trees by Tom Riesing

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Join us for First Friday reception for Through the Trees - an exhibition by artist Thomas Riesing. The UT Downtown Gallery will be open from 5-8pm on Friday October 2. Ten visitors at a time will be permitted in the UT Downtown Gallery. Please bring a mask to wear. We look forward to seeing you!

Through the Trees, presents my recent paintings and drawings produced since 2007. The images are thematic and site specific generated from extensive observations and time spent exploring East Tennessee, the Delaware Valley, the Oregon Coast, and Lower Silesia in Poland among others. I respond to the elegance of the trees, and to the light and space that exists between and beyond the persistent verticality of the trees.

It is evident in this exhibition that drawing is an essential component of my studio practice. I utilize drawing not only as a means to develop ideas before and during the painting process, but also as independent works of art. Materially they include graphite, silverpoint, and ballpoint pen. Ballpoint pen is my preferred method of sketching. I respond to its fluidity and to its unique ways of developing relative densities and layers of information. The graphite drawings allow for erasing and reduction while the silverpoint drawings require a more deliberate subtle approach to image and surface development..
- Thomas Riesing

Riesing received his BFA and MFA from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He taught painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee School of Art for 37 years and most recently was the Chair of the School of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana before his retirement.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Through the Trees will be on view at the UT Downtown Gallery through October 31. The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday from 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm.

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