Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Knox Guitar Box (Podcast)

Category: Free event and Music

Silviu Ciulei
Classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Octavian Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania, where he began his musical studies at the age of six. He has won numerous awards for his outstanding achievement and performance. Recent solo engagements and with his new flamenco project Maharajah Flamenco Trio include an array of performances, teaching and educational outreach series at universities and festivals.

Guitarist, Educator and Composer: University of Florida
Knox Guitar Box (Podcast) 7:00 PM, Sunday, 11/8/2020

Knox Guitar Box is a monthly guitar-focused podcast sharing conversations and performances with music professionals, students, composers, and educators. Knox Guitar Box's host is Knoxville Classical Guitar's Executive Director, Andy LeGrand. Check out our guests on our Events page!

Old City Market: Mini Market

  • November 8, 2020
  • 11 AM - 4 PM

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family


The Old City Market transforms the patio of Jackson Terminal into an artist & maker market!

The Old City Market is made possible by our generous sponsors: Downtown Knoxville, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Old City Association, Robin Easter Design, Rala, Cor-Tenn, and many, many volunteers.

Information: 865-806-1960 or

Tennessee Theatre: Yoga Class with Guided Tour

Category: Classes, workshops, Fundraisers and Health, wellness


Experience the Tennessee Theatre in a whole new way, from the perspective of the stage. Looking out at the expanse of seating, ornate architecture, and stunning ceiling will evoke a quiet yet impressive sense of peace, awe, and inspiration for your yoga practice. This is a magic moment that can truly only be felt rather than described with words. Join us for a 60 minute all levels yoga class by Blue Ridge Yoga followed by a 60 minute guided tour of the Theatre by its Executive Director, Becky Hancock. 100% of class fees will be a donation to the Tennessee Theatre to help manage the cost of preserving and maintaining the facility. Space is extremely limited as we will be social distancing, so RSVP soon to reserve your spot! Please bring your own yoga mat and face mask, which will be worn at all times. Blue Ridge staff will instruct you on how to place your mat when you arrive.


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

Big Ears presents Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival

Category: Festivals, special events and Music

Running November 6 thru December 11, ‘Sites & Sounds from Big Ears’ hosts the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival, a 15-act series highlighting many of the most compelling artists from that nation’s fertile musical scene.

Big Ears is teaming up with Musikkprofil Booking & Management, Oslo’s Sentralen performing arts center, and Hes & Falck to present the series which launches on Friday, November 6 and spans five weeks of programming. Big Ears is the exclusive North American presenter of the festival — the only place in the US, Canada, and Mexico where you can stream the series.

Norway has been home to a rich jazz landscape for decades, an ecosystem that has been documented notably over the years by ECM Records. The festival offers a multi-faceted portrait of the country’s unique jazz scene, over seven double-bill concerts, featuring artists including pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, saxophonist Tryvge Seim, guitarist Eiven Aarset, and trumpeters Mathias Eick and Nils Petter Molvær, plus an evening with pianist Tord Gustavsen — as well as many other essential Norwegian jazz artists. Each performance has been elegantly filmed on-site at the Sentralen in Oslo, Norway.

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Art Thru The Window

  • November 6, 2020 — November 30, 2020

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

Ongoing beginning First Friday Nov 6th.

"Art Thru The Window" Broadway Studios and Gallery. Featuring our 6 new resident artists!

Vincent Drake
Jes Distad
Laura Gasparrini
Larry Blount
Melinda Adams
William Holbert

24/7 viewing safely through the glass! Purchase info will be listed on the window.
1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville TN 37917

Art Market Gallery: Elaine Fronczek & Terri Swaggerty

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

November Featured Artists

Terri Swaggerty, Painting
For me the process of creating Art is the place where soul meets body. I look for and discover Art every single day; in manmade structures, the natural world and even while looking down while crossing a street or parking lot. I especially like to document the many and varied details of Knoxville, my hometown. What I see and experience constantly sparks a creative response in me. I use my experience as a pro photographer and pro retouch artist to transform the literal image into a work of Art.

Elaine Fronczek
I come from a family that has made beautiful and functional objects with their hands. My mother baked, my grandmother sewed and crocheted, my father and aunt were multitalented. At an early age I could usually be found in my grandmother’s sewing room creating my first designs. Fiber fascinated me and drew me in. It was an avocation for over 50 years. In 2008 I attended a class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where I learned to wet felt. Here I realized that wool, silk and other natural fibers could be manipulated into both 2 and 3 dimensional creations in the shape and color of my choosing. Thus I began my current pursuit in the world of fiber. I am inspired by the colors of nature and the simplicity and functionality of pieces created by contemporary artists and designers. Using natural renewable materials and repurposed items allows me to create simple pieces that bring beauty and comfort to the eye.

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,,

Maryville College: Virtual tour of "Women's Work" Exhibition

  • November 6, 2020 — November 25, 2020

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, panel

Women's Work: Sew What's New!

Marcia Goldenstein and Virginia Derryberry talk about the origin and future of the "Women's Work" exhibit at Maryville College as the College galleries are temporarily closed to the public.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: November Workshops & events

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade
Monthly Happenings for November 2020
At the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC)
451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Road) 931-707-7249
Open: Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: All Sundays plus Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, & Easter
Due to these uncertain times for gatherings, please check the Art Guild website
or Facebook page for the most current information.
Facebook: The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade Website:

In the Art Studio, class size and/or open studio gathering size is limited. All people inside the PCAC building should wear face masks and practice social distancing! To register for a class, visit the PCAC or call 931-707-7249. Payment must be received at the time of registration.

Open Studio – Come enjoy our studio space. The studio may be used every day during operating hours when no other class or event is scheduled. Members and guests are both welcome to bring any project on which they are currently working. There is no scheduled individual to help you with your project, but feel free to get your friends together for assistance. Studio use is FREE to members of the Art Guild and $5.00 for non-members. All can enjoy working on art projects at their own convenience.

Home School Children’s Art Class, Subject is “Drawing/Painting an Egyptian Sarcophagus from the Ancient World”, Mediums: Metallic Liquid Watercolor & Oil Pastels, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., with Rosemary Wawro.

Basic ARTiE Training (short for ART in Electronics): ARTiE is an electronic whiteboard that provides many tools to enhance teaching, learning, and presentations at the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 10:00 ¬a.m. – 12:00 noon. Open to AG members only. Class is free-of-charge, but those who want to attend must register for the class. Maximum class size is six students.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and on Zoom)
Monthly Members Meeting – 9:30 is a speaker presentation (TBA), 10:00 is a brief business meeting. Guests are welcome to attend (In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.)

Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session. Assess the artwork of participants and/or selected artwork in the gallery. The facilitator is John Anderson. 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. FREE and open to the public. Bring your artwork or just observe the session.

Fundamentals of Making Chain Jewelry, with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor. Number of students: minimum is 3, maximum is 6.

Watercolor 101 for Beginners with Vera Bogle, 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 noon. Cost is $30 for members or $35 for guests. $5 materials fee payable to instructor. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 8.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

The WordPlayers: Loving - Streamed Performance

Category: History, heritage and Theatre

Loving, a play by Peter Manos, is the story behind the landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, by which laws prohibiting inter-racial marriage were ruled unconstitutional.

A recorded performance of Loving will be available for viewing on:
• Nov. 6 (6:00 PM) – Nov. 7 (5:00 PM)
• Nov. 12 – All Day

If you would like to receive a private link to the Loving video, please see DETAILS HERE

In the 1950s, Richard Loving, a white man, loved Mildred Jeter, an African American woman. Virginia state law prohibited inter-racial marriage, and, when state authorities found out Richard and Mildred had married, sheriffs came in the middle of the night and dragged the Lovings from their bed. They were put on trial, fined hundreds of dollars and received a 25-year jail sentence, suspended if they left the state. They appealed their case to the Virginia Supreme Court where the state ruled against the Lovings. Finally, in a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia, laws prohibiting inter-racial marriage were ruled unconstitutional.

Interweaving the Loving’s courtship, romance and struggles with folk music from the Virginia hills, Loving celebrates the triumph of love over prejudice and hate.

(Length app. 60 minutes. Suggested for ages 13+)

Tennessee Art Education Association: Virtual Fall Conference

  • November 6, 2020 — November 8, 2020

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

Online Event

This year’s annual Tennessee Art Education Association state conference will be held virtually on Zoom. Your state conference will look a little different this year, but we have a fantastic line-up of presentations and workshops, and can’t wait for you to join us!

Our conference will kick-off Friday, November 6 at 6pm (Central time) with a keynote presentation by artist Derek Fordjour. Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 will feature a panel discussion on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in art education, a presentation on Advocacy by ArtsEd Tennessee, super sessions, our general meeting, and hands-on art-making workshops with a variety of Tennessee artists. We'll also celebrate this year's state award winners with a virtual reception on Saturday, November 7 at 5pm (Central time). You won't want to miss the special appearances, games, and other fun of this virtual awards event!

Zoo Knoxville: Cans for Wristbands

Category: Fundraisers, Kids, family and Science, nature

Zoo Knoxville is offering free wristbands good for unlimited carousel and train rides with the donation of an item for Mission of Hope during their “Cans for Wristbands” drive.

Now through Nov. 25, guests who bring a donation item will receive their free wristband, (a $10 value) with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Members and annual passholders also receive a free wristband with a donation. Wristbands are also good for a 10% discount on purchases in the Zoo Shop, and members and annual passholders can use this in addition to their regular 15% discount. Wristbands are valid for the day of donation.

Items needed are non-perishable food items, hygiene items, and new children’s toys. All donations will support Mission of Hope, a non-profit volunteer organization providing assistance, aid and resources to those living in poverty-stricken areas in rural Appalachia. Learn more about Mission of Hope at

Zoo general admission tickets are $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 4-12 and seniors age 65 and up. Children ages 3 and under are free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the zoo’s ticket window. Please present donations at the zoo’s ticket window to redeem wristbands.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331,

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!

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