Calendar of Events

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Terra Madre Women in Clay: 11th Annual Virtual Fall Show

  • November 15, 2020 — November 22, 2020

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

Our Virtual Fall Show is coming soon.
The Virtual Fall Show is available only one week during this period; so, don’t miss it!!

We are an eclectic group of lively women who happen to be clay artists from East Tennessee. Together, we create a place where mutual support, education in clay and the pursuit of excellence are celebrated, not only with each other but with our community in East Tennessee and beyond, through regional exhibitions, shows and community events.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Meet the Artists

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

The auction will be online November 5-14. Dinner is an Italian themed meal that will be delivered to your house ready to serve! Menu includes: charcuterie board appetizer, Caprese salad, chicken diavolo, osso buco, roast vegetables, bread and olive oil, with panacotta and tiramisu for dessert. Includes red and white wines.

Each dinner box will contain handmade art objects by Arrowmont artists: ceramic centerpiece - Janet Harper
ceramic napkin rings - Bill Griffith
hand-dyed napkins - Pat K. Thomas, Vernon Bowen, Amie Adelman, Rena Wood
charcuterie serving board - John Polly
candlestick - Heather Ashworth
hand-poured candles

For tickets and sponsorship info: Fran Day, or 865-436-5860

GO! Contemporary Dance Works: Forging Ahead

  • November 15, 2020

Category: Dance, movement

For the first time ever, GO! Contemporary Dance Works will present a live, virtual performance from the Historic Tennessee Theatre straight into your living room! This is an incredible opportunity to see GO! like you've never seen us before!

In partnership with the Tennessee Theatre and, we bring you FORGING AHEAD, an up-close and intimate livestream performance!

FORGING AHEAD will consist of 18 pieces displaying the versatility of both our dancers and choreographers. From classical to contemporary, the audience will view a broad spectrum of dance genres which makes the show very diverse, energetic and interesting. From dramatic, intense works to light and even comedic works, there will be something in this show for everyone! FORGING AHEAD will showcase some GO! favorites from our repertoire including 'The Shirt I Wear' choreographed by Denise Njuguna and 'Reversal of Beauty' choreographed in 2005 by Lisa Hall McKee, as well as the world premiere of 8 new works.

Buying tickets:
1. Follow the link below to our Veeps page.
2. Create an account.
3. Select your ticket package. The suggested ticket price is $10, but you can pay more! We won't mind!
4. Optimize your viewing experience. Set up your home theater, grab a snack, open a bottle of wine and ENJOY!
5. Interact with us! A LIVE chat will be open 30 mins prior to the show, during the show and after! We want to hear from you!
6. Tell your friends! Our stream will be available LIVE and for 2 weeks following the event so don't miss out!

Go! Contemporary Dance Works: 865-539-2475,

Repticon Knoxville

  • November 14, 2020 — November 15, 2020

Category: Science, nature

At Kerbela Shriners of Knoxville

This show features everything that you’ve come to love most about Repticon’s two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals. Repticon Knoxville is one reptile and exotic animal expo that you can’t afford to miss!

38th Annual Christmas Fair

  • November 13, 2020 — November 15, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

Held at the Knoxville Expo Center on Clinton Highway. One level shopping, drive-in entry to unload, and easy access. Register early! Craft fair, arts, gifts and more! Extensive local and regional advertising; admission is charged. Hours: Fri 2-8 PM, Sat 10 AM – 8 PM, and Sun 12-5 PM. Registration fees range from $175 and up. Info: 865-687-3976 or

Clarence Brown Theatre: Auction & 50th Birthday Bash

Category: Festivals, special events

This virtual event is free and open to the public!
Sunday, November 15 at 6:30pm
Virtual event thru Lunchpool (RSVP required to receive event link)

Dude, can you believe we’re just one month away from partying like it’s 1970? Don’t miss out and RSVP now to join us on Sunday, November 15 as we celebrate the 50th birthday of the Clarence Brown Theatre building. An hour of catching up with old friends, making new ones, and seeing what the CBT has been up to these past 50 years as we look ahead to the next 50 years. Dy-no-mite!

If you RSVP, you will automatically be signed up for the online auction when it opens on Monday, November 9 on Handbid. All donations will go to support the CBT Artists Endowment, a fund that brings in guest artists like Actor Dale Dickey (Sweeney Todd, A Streetcar Named Desire) or Scenic Designer Ron Keller (Amadeus, The Crucible, Blithe Spirit, and more).

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,

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,

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