Calendar of Events

Monday, November 2, 2020

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Dr. Syd Hamilton's Webinars

  • November 2, 2020 — December 31, 2020

Category: Classes & workshops and Science & nature

Learn how to protect your trees while helping ours!

Looking for a way to help the Gardens and learn at the same time? The next round of Dr. Syd Hamilton's webinar series is coming up so if you missed them the past months, you can still take them! Courses are offered throughout November & December. The registration fee for these classes will be used directly to help treat diseased and at risk trees on KBGA's property.

Offered will be the following:
• Integrated Pest Management
• Oak Decline Diseases
• Sycamore Anthracnose- What it is and how to treat it
• Beneficial Bugs- What they are, what they do, and how to keep them safe
• And more!
You can find out more and sign up here!

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/dr-hamilton-biologist-and-tree-doc-of-better-nature-llc-31121833465

The Maker City: Holiday Gift Guide and Holiday Monday Marketplace

  • November 2, 2020 — December 31, 2020

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

The Maker City: Holiday Gift Guide and Holiday Monday Marketplace
www.themakercity.org
Instagram @themakercity

With no end in sight to the pandemic, and with talented small business owners continuing to struggle, there’s every reason for shoppers to buy their Holiday gifts locally this year. The Maker City has made this easy to do with two very safe, very user-friendly online options.

The Holiday Gift Guide puts the best of over 300 local Makers front and center in a captivating online catalog. Convenient links direct to each Maker’s web page provide a smooth, stress-free shopping experience, and with categories such as Jewelry, Home Goods, Nature Lovers, Fashion, Grooming, Kitchen and much more, there really is something for everyone. http://themakercity.org/giftguide

By spending their dollars close to home, Holiday shoppers support the local economy -- not only the Makers’ families, but also the many local suppliers and service providers with whom the Maker works. In addition, they support sustainability; Knoxville’s Makers use ecologically responsible practices, and cherished handmade items tend to get handed down through the generations rather than sent to the landfill. Most of all, nothing says “you mean a lot to me” better than a one-of-a-kind gift made with love, and carefully selected for that special someone.

Those who would like a little more excitement during this festive season can support Knoxville Makers in real time by bidding on auction items on the Holiday Monday Marketplace, live from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday, on Instagram. Bid on favorite pieces, and know that 100% of the purchase price goes to the Maker. Check out Instagram @themakercity #MondayMarketplace.
https://www.instagram.com/themakercity/

Looking for more? 100s more Maker City Makers can be found in the Maker Directory.
http://themakercity.org/makerdirectory

Rala: Art by Ryan Blair: Local Artist, Teacher, Father

  • November 2, 2020 — November 29, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art

Rala is proud to carry works from Tennessee artist Ryan Blair. His works are funky, colorful, and representative of the American South. https://shoprala.com/collections/ryan-blair

Ryan Blair is a triple threat. He teaches kids at Claxton Elementary School in Anderson County, TN, is Dad to three adorable children, and maintains his own professional art practice.

Blair uses salvaged materials and colorful paint to create works that speak to the spirit of the Tennessee hills. Subjects like snake-handlers, country musicians, winged mules, and moonshine-sippers often show up in his funky pieces. These are a few works available now at Rala.

"Art is soothing for me -- It's a place where there's no right or wrong answer," he told Cityview Mag back in 2015. As an art educator at rural elementary schools, he strives to teach this freedom to others.

"I don't necessarily feel like I'm just teaching art. I'm teaching a lot of life skills and people skills and hopefully how to enjoy things," he said. "I've hopefully made several people's lives more interesting or thoughtful or happy that day."

Blair is often up late, working hard in his studio. He posts process photos and updates on his work through his Facebook and Instagram. Follow him to keep in the loop about what he's creating and upcoming art shows.

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

Mindfulness Practice with Rabbi Alon Ferency

  • November 2, 2020

Category: Free event, Health & wellness and Lectures & discussions

Rabbi Alon C Ferency (Heska Amuna Synagogue) is eager to offer free spiritual support to leaders and clients of arts institutions, of any faith or none at all. He is experienced in Mindfulness and Self-care, and skilled at facilitating the integration of creative process and soul work. Reb Alon welcomes free private monthly sessions – by phone, Zoom, or outside (rabbi.ferency@heskaamuna.org) – and will also share this Mindfulness Practice on Monday, November 2, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84410815584?pwd=U3VVM21Ddi9IdUEzTnovdGZUT0Rrdz09
Meeting ID: 844 1081 5584
Passcode: 5781

Or via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dfy-szgq-yap

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday Virtual Screening

Category: Free event and Music

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 AT 1 PM EST – 2 PM EST
Online with Facebook Live

At noon on Monday, November 2, enjoy a streaming concert featuring our Assistant Organist Matthew Fisher and guest organist Paul Swiderski on the Tennessee Theatre’s grand Mighty Wurlitzer Organ for your viewing pleasure! We wanted to share a little beauty during an uncertain time. Although you won't be here with us, we're glad we can still connect with you via these platforms. Share with your friends and family, and save the date! You can view on Facebook Live or our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/user42707166.

Arts & Culture Alliance: Online Holiday Sale

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Fine Crafts

With the holidays approaching, the Arts & Culture Alliance has coordinated the presentation of more than 125 unique works of art by local artists via its online shop so that patrons and the general public may purchase work.

The Holiday Sale, featuring 43 local artists, includes visual arts media (ranging from acrylic to photography), sculptural works, fiber works, glass, jewelry, and more, as well as ornaments, commissions of portraits, and musical performances. Artists will receive 100% of the proceeds after credit card processing fees.

Shop now! https://www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/holiday/

“Our artists are always trying new ways to interpret the world around them, so we are excited to try new ways for them to share that new work,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance. “These days, so many art buyers are increasingly going online to discover and add to their collection of local artwork, and we wanted to help them find it. And if they happen to also find a one-of-a-kind holiday gift, so much the better!”

All artworks are available for sale at www.knoxalliance.store and may be purchased 24/7 using a credit card. Work may also be purchased by calling the Alliance, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, at (865) 523-7543.

The Online Holiday Sale runs Sunday, November 1, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021. Additionally, some of the works will be included in Black Friday through Cyber Monday and End-of-Year sales offering 10% discounts. For more information, contact: Suzanne Cada at (865) 523-7543 or sc@knoxalliance.com.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 50th Anniversary Online Auction

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

We've had to go virtual due to COVID-19, but those who believe in our missions of service & education can still contribute to our biggest fundraiser of the year.

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 www.appalachianarts.net or Facebook.

11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Bike Club Fall Festival

  • November 1, 2020 — November 7, 2020

Category: Festivals & special events and Health & wellness

Presented by Audi Knoxville

Bike raffle (by Harpers Bike Shop and Santa Cruz) - buy tickets before the drawing at 8 pm on Nov 7

Fall Fest Feast - order a delicious take-home meal before Nov 1

Checkpoint Ride - by TN Valley Bikes - register by Nov 7 ride and fill your passport

New AMBC merchandise at the Pop-Up Shop at REI, Nov 2-7

Silent Auction - bid online and bid often! Nov 1-7

https://ambcknox.org/events/list/

Omega Gallery: Wild Things: The Masks of Jym Davis

  • October 31, 2020 — December 2, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

An Alumni exhibition featuring funky 3-D masks by Jym Davis, class of 1999.
www.jymdavis.com

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, www.cn.edu

Urban Bar & Corner Cafe: Funny Art Show by Jessica Newman

  • October 26, 2020 — November 30, 2020

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

A selection of the artist's favorites!

https://www.facebook.com/jessicanewmanoriginalart/

109 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. http://www.urbanbarknoxville.com/

Ewing Gallery: Liberated from Storage II - Art from Europe + the Americas

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

In Liberated from Storage II, viewers are able to see a painting by Belgian artist James Ensor, a 17th century Flemish tapestry based on a painting by Peter Paul Rubens, paintings by Joseph Delaney, illustrations by American commercial illustrator Walter Haskell Hinton, Mexican copper paintings, and modern and contemporary prints by Kathe Kollwitz, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Chuck Close.

The exhibition closes Wednesday, November 24.

To view any portions of the Ewing Gallery collection, please visit, and bookmark https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/.

Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu

Tennessee Theatre: Behind the Scenes Tours

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Kids & family

We’ve added more tour dates in November and December, and a few October dates are still available. We’ve also added a Family Tour, which is great for kids and adults alike, but has added elements to spark awe in children and includes activity and coloring sheets for them to take home to remember their visit and what they will learn. Join us for a behind the scenes tour and learn details about the history, performances, and complete renovation of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee. You’ll go to areas not usually open to the public, and walk away with a better understanding and appreciation for this architectural and cultural gem.

Once a tour reaches capacity, it will no longer appear in the list of available dates.
https://www.tennesseetheatre.com/visit/tour-the-tennessee/

Deluxe Tours are offered on Saturdays at 11AM and 1PM.
Tuesday, December 1 at 11am
Saturday, December 5 at 11am
Saturday, December 5 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 8 at 11am
Saturday, December 12 at 11am
Saturday, December 12 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 15 at 11am
Saturday, December 19 at 11am
Saturday, December 19 at 1pm
Monday, December 28 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 29 at 1pm
Wednesday, December 30 at 1pm

Family Tours are offered select weekdays at 11AM, especially during school breaks.
Monday, December 28 at 1pm
Tuesday, December 29 at 1pm
Wednesday, December 30 at 1pm

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information: 865-684-1200

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