Calendar of Events
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Muslim Community of Knoxville: Monthly Open House
TUESDAY, NOV 3, 2020 AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM
The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to welcome our friends and neighbors to a night of dialogue at our monthly Open House!
First Tuesday of every month | 6:30-8:00 PM
Annoor Mosque: 100 13th Street, Knoxville, TN 37916
Come tour our prayer space, meet our members and leaders, hear answers to frequently asked questions about Islam, and learn what it means to be a Muslim in Knoxville. Family friendly. Everyone is welcome!
To learn more about the Muslim Community of Knoxville, like and follow @MuslimKnoxville
Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit film "Fandango at the Wall"
Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers: 2020-21 Season
Free event. Click the registration link on the website to register and watch the film.
Synopsis: Fandango at the Wall follows Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder/conductor Arturo O'Farrill to the remotest regions of Veracruz, Mexico, where he meets and jams with the masters of son jarocho. Son jarocho is 300-year-old folk music rooted in the land that combines Indigenous, Spanish and African traditions. After Arturo's inspiring journey to a place where time seems to stands still, he and his orchestra join the masters of son jarocho at the border between the United States and Mexico for a son jarocho music and dance festival called Fandango Fronterizo (founded by Jorge Francisco Castillo). The festival takes place simultaneously on both sides of the United States-Mexico border transforming this object that divides to one that unites. With a poetic musical approach inspired by the son jarocho tradition, Fandango at the Wall reveals a Mexico seldom depicted. The story reveals a culturally rich portrait of Mexico and Mexicans and presents US-Mexico relations in a positive light, showing how art and culture can bring our countries and people together.
Knoxville Botanical Garden: Dr. Syd Hamilton's Webinars
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!
The Maker City: Holiday Gift Guide and Holiday Monday Marketplace
The Maker City: Holiday Gift Guide and Holiday Monday Marketplace
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.
Looking for more? 100s more Maker City Makers can be found in the Maker Directory.
Rala: Art by Ryan Blair: Local Artist, Teacher, Father
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
Art Market Gallery: Featuring New Members
The Art Market Gallery welcomes its newest members for 2020 in a special New Members Show! There will be no opening reception because of Covid but many of the new members will be working various days in November and all of their works and bios can be viewed at the Art Market's web page, www.artmarketgallery.net.
New members are: John Adkins (painting), Julie Boisseau Craig (mixed media), Kim Emert Gale (painting), Curtis Imerman (painting), Carole Stoiber (painting), Kate Watson (painting), and current member in another category, Terri Swaggerty (photography)
Hours: Tue-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM, Sun 1-6 PM. Closed Thanksgiving.
Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery
Arts & Culture Alliance: Online Holiday Sale
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.
“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 email@example.com.
Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 50th Anniversary Online Auction
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
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
Omega Gallery: Wild Things: The Masks of Jym Davis
An Alumni exhibition featuring funky 3-D masks by Jym Davis, class of 1999.
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
Boyd's Jig & Reel: Old Time Jam With Sarah Pirkle
Tuesdays , 7:15-10 PM
This strings only* session is the sound of the Appalachian legacy that richly indwells the soul and soil of Knoxville. The musicians sit together and pick and strum familiar tunes on fiddles, guitars, and bass. We play Old Time fiddle tunes mostly, everyone jams at once and there are no breaks. Open to all lovers and players of music. We welcome dancers but please no tap shoes, as it can interfere with the session. No need to build up the courage to join in, just grab an instrument off the wall and take a seat.
*No percussion instruments please.
101 S. Central Street, Knoxville
Urban Bar & Corner Cafe: Funny Art Show by Jessica Newman
A selection of the artist's favorites!
109 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. http://www.urbanbarknoxville.com/