Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Workshops at Knoxville Community Darkroom

Category: Classes, workshops

Tue Nov 17, 6-8 PM: Learning Series - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.
Wed Nov 18, 6-8 PM: Learning Series - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.
Sat Nov 21, 11 AM – 2 PM: Cyanotype Prints - Learn one of the original photographic processes! Cyanotype is one of the oldest printing processes invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842. In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one of a kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. A materials fee of $40 is due at or before the event. This class is limited to 5* participants.
Sat Nov 21, 6-8 PM: Learning Series - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

Eugenia Williams House and History Tours

  • November 17, 2020 — November 18, 2020

Category: Free event and History, heritage

The Aslan Foundation welcomes the community to tour one of Knoxville’s most interesting properties. Jack Neely from the Knoxville History Project will lead the tour of the home and its extensive grounds.

Dates include: Tue Nov 17, Wed Nov 18, Tue Dec 15, Wed Dec 16

Built in 1941, the Eugenia Williams House sits on twenty-four acres overlooking the Tennessee River. Noted Houston architect John Fanz Staub designed the home for Ms. Williams. Staub was a Knoxville native and a childhood acquaintance of Ms. Williams and is noted for his design, among others, of the President’s home at Rice University; Bayou Bay, now part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Ms. Williams passed away in 1998 at the age of ninety-eight. In her will, Ms. Williams donated the house and property to the University of Tennessee in honor of her father, David H. Williams, a local doctor who gained fortune in the early days of Coca-Cola bottling. In 2020, the Aslan Foundation purchased the property from the University of Tennessee to restore this significant piece of Knoxville’s architectural history and make it accessible to the public.

As work progresses on the home to restore it to its former glory and on the grounds to eliminate invasive plants, the Aslan Foundation invites the public to watch the transformation through tours twice per month.

Tours will last between sixty and ninety minutes and include indoor and outdoor spaces. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and a mask. Tours will be limited to twelve individuals because of the nature of the restoration project. Individuals with accessibility needs should email Due to the limited number of tours during restoration, please do not sign up for more than one tour every six months.

Eugenia Williams House, 4848 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Knoxville Christian Youth Bands: Fall Concert

  • November 17, 2020

Category: Kids, family and Music

Details TBA

Knoxville Christian Youth Bands (KCYB) is dedicated to providing a quality instrumental music education for motivated homeschool, private school, and public school children in East Tennessee. KCYB offers a learning environment founded on Christian values with positive social experiences and outlets for creative musical expression. In addition, we serve the local community through band performances that are educational, entertaining, and uplifting.


Know it Knox: Let's Eat! with Jack Neely

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Free event

Online Event

Hosted by Knox County Public Library and The Knoxville History Project

Join us on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00 pm to test your knowledge of Knoxville traditions, Thanksgiving fare, and food of the ages with guest host Jack Neely, Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project!
Ready to join the fun?
Register at:
Learn more at

Here's how to play:
On the day of the event, you'll receive a Zoom link containing our trivia Meeting ID and Password. You'll use those credentials to log in just before the game starts, between 6:45 and 7:00 PM. Not a technophile? No problem! After logging on to Zoom, we'll show you how to access the game on your phone, tablet, or computer. Got questions? Email us at

UT Arboretum Society: OWL-ology

Category: Free event, Kids, family, Lecture, discussion, panel and Science, nature

“OWL-ology,” will be a virtual presentation sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society on November 17th at 7:00 p.m. Participants will join this light-hearted look at the six species of owls that inhabit East Tennessee. Lead by area naturalist and author, Stephen Lyn Bales, the owls’ preferred nesting sites and natural histories will be discussed. A special treat will be a visit from a live, state-permitted rescue screech owl named Dexter McCoy.

Registration for this free online event is required. The format for this program will be Zoom. For the link to register go to: You will be sent a link in your confirmation for program access.

Bales, a retired senior naturalist from Ijams Nature Center, is the author of “Natural Histories,” “Ghost Birds” and “Ephemeral by Nature,” published by the University of Tennessee Press.

In accordance with the University of Tennessee guidelines for COVID-19 precautions, programs are currently being presented online. Though the UT Arboretum Society’s educational programs are not on-site activities, the UT Arboretum Society is pleased to bring the public some great online options. The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of ten outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state. To learn more about the Arboretum Society or for questions on this program, go to or contact

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Adult Short Classes

Category: Classes, workshops and Fine Crafts

MONDAY–WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16–18, 2020, 6:00 TO 9:00 PM
Enrollment Cost: $100
Materials provided


Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

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.

Centro Hispano: Facebook Live con Centro!

  • November 10, 2020 — December 1, 2020

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

Centro Hispano Contestaremos sus preguntas todos los martes de 5:30 PM a 6 PM! No falten!

We continue to host meaningful virtual health and wellness workshops and our weekly Facebook Live event. Tune in to our Centro Hispano page Facebook each Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. to hear the latest news from our department and the community, and important information from local Latino leaders, professionals and featured speakers.

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.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: People’s Choice Art Show

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

The public is invited to the opening reception of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade’s annual People’s Choice Art Show. This event will take place on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the Plateau Creative Art Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. in Fairfield Glade. All in attendance can view over 80 show entries and cast their ballots for their favorite artwork. If unable to attend the reception, the public can come during regular hours between November 6 through the 25 to vote. Atlas Real Estate of Crossville, Tennessee is sponsoring this event. Cash prizes will be awarded to First through Fifth Place winners at the Awards Ceremony on December 4, 2020.

A unique feature of this year’s art show is that all award ribbons were handmade by a small group of the Art Guild’s talented artists. Each ribbon will be a treasured small piece of art for the winning artists.

An assortment of beverages will be served at this free reception event, weather permitting. Stonehaus Winery is providing a selection of fine wines. The Art Show will feature all genres of art. Please visit the PCAC to see all of this fabulous artwork from November 6th through December 4th. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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,

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,,

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