Calendar of Events

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

WDVX: Fall Fund Drive

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Music

Thank you for being a loyal WDVX listener! As a loyal listener of WDVX, here are some ways to show us some love during the Fund Drive:

Tell a friend: We all have that one friend who has never listened to WDVX. Tell them how much the music you hear on WDVX means to you. Tell them about your favorite specialty programs and hosts and how having local, community radio enriches the life of a community.

Spread the love: Head over to Facebook or Twitter and let us know why YOU support WDVX by using the hashtag #supportWDVX #EastTennesseesOwnWDVX #RealLiveMusic. Share our posts when you see them.

Make a gift: Make a gift to help further support the station you love that will go straight back into programming. You can do so at

Become a WDVX Sustainer: Support WDVX with a monthly donation. Sustainers help the station by allowing us to have a monthly flow of income that really does pay the bills and keep us on the air. You can become a sustaining supporter here.

We look forward to hearing from you and thanks so much for all of your support!

Help us continue our mission to create and provide content to promote the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region by entertaining and educating audiences globally with original programs showcasing live radio performance, under-represented arts, and emerging and local talent.

Cancer Support Community: Celebrating the Art of Survivorship

  • October 7, 2020
  • 11 AM

Category: Culinary arts, Festivals & special events, Fundraisers and Health & wellness

Fall Luncheon & Silent Auction
Details TBA

East Tennessee Community Design Center: 50th Fall Celebration

Category: Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

The East Tennessee Community Design Center's in-person Fall Celebration in honor of our 50th Anniversary has been reinvented!

The levels of participation are shown below.

Please join us in our celebration. Go to registration by clicking the button.

Register now to be a sponsor or purchase tickets on our website:

For questions, please call 865-525-9945 or email us at

UT College of Arts & Sciences: The Cost of Hate Symposium, Part 2: Anti-sexism/Heterosexism

  • October 7, 2020

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

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.

Cost of Hate: Anti-sexism/Heterosexism, Oct. 7, 6-8 PM
While some Americans believe we have overcome an earlier culture of sexism and heterosexism, these forms of discrimination continue to impact our society in a variety of substantive ways. UT faculty experts, Planned Parenthood Organizer Tory Mills, and SisterReach CEO Cherisse Scott will address ways in which these issues intersect with contemporary American discussions about topics such as politics, race, gender identity, sexuality, and religion. Sarah Eldridge, UT professor of German, will moderate the conversation. We hope you will join us for the second panel discussion in our series addressing the cost to society of group-focused hatred.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive information about how to join the webinar.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Instructor Roundtable Discussion

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

Join us for a new Instructor Roundtable Discussion: Collections, October 7, 2020 at 12:00 EST.

Arrowmont is proud of the creativity of its staff - practicing artists and craftspeople as well as nonprofit administrators. In these conversation series, staff members discuss the impact being an artist has on their work and address questions from the Arrowmont community.

Arrowmont staff members are not simply administrators - they are also artists. In the newest Staff Roundtable, Kesley Dillow, Bill Griffith and Gracie Herbert share their thoughts on the impact being artists has had on their positions at Arrowmont. Each of these staff members work with art collections - through exhibitions, sales, and education.

- Kelsey Dillow, photographer / gallery manager
- Bill Griffith, ceramics/ outreach & partnership liaison
- Gracie Herbert, ceramics, fibers, mixed media / supply store manager
- Deborah Sosower (moderator), printmaking / marketing and communications manager

Knoxville Barristers: Clean Out Your Closet

  • October 5, 2020 — October 19, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events

Make room in your closet and help others at the same time! Seeking professional clothing and coats for individuals in need in Knoxville. Women's clothing will be donated to the YWCA and Connect Ministries Career Closet. Men's clothing will be donated to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). This 2020 Drive combines the annual KBA Barristers Professional Clothing Drive and the annual Coats for the Cold Drive.

Items needed are slacks & skirts, suits, blouses & shirts, dresses, ties, dress shoes, coats, jackets, parkas, rain coats, dusters. Please do not donate clothing wit holes, stains or rips. No undergarments, swimsuits, or intimate apparel.

Donation locations:

Gay Street - First TN Plaza (lobby) and BB&T Building (lobby)

Main Street - City County Building (3rd & 6th floor)
US Federal Courthouse
Bank of America Bldg (lobby)

Law Schools - LMU, UT

West Knoxville - Baker Donelson office (265 Brookview Centre Way, #600)

Questions: Charles or Meagan at 865-637-0203

The Knoxville Barristers are lawyers who are members of the Knoxville Bar Association and who are under 36 years of age or who have been practicing law less than five years. Probably no other local bar association and group of young attorneys work harder or have a more diverse list of public service opportunities than those right here in Knoxville. While providing valuable and appreciated public service, these young lawyers have fun enjoying each other and enjoying serving others.

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: Imagination Station Fall Break Camp

  • October 5, 2020 — October 9, 2020

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

October 5-9, 9 am-noon & 1-4 pm

For Children in Grades K-5

Weekly Rates: Half Day – Member $125, Non-Member $135
Full Day – Members $210, Non-Members $225

Don't delay - limited spaces still available! An exciting learning experience awaits your child or grandchild at CMOR’s Fall Break Camp. Children can attend all week or for just a day or two, giving your family flexibility for other plans. Daily rates are available upon request. Full Day campers must bring a lunch.

Click here to register and pay online: Questions? Please call (865) 482-1074 and leave a message or email

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 W. Outer Drive, Oak Ridge TN 37830

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

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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