Calendar of Events

Friday, December 4, 2020

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: First Fiber Arts Exhibit

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

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade invites the public to venture to the Plateau Creative Art Center and enjoy the first Fiber Arts Exhibit. This exciting new display was featured during the First Friday Fun and Wine Reception on December 4th and will grace the gallery through Thursday, February 4th, 2021. The exhibit presents works by 11 artists, 5 which are members of the Art Guild, 6 are non-members, with 15 pieces of fiber artwork.

We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to both artisans and attendees, with the expectation of generating more interest and acceptance of many varieties of Fiber Arts as Fine Arts. This medium is non-utilitarian work that consists primarily of natural or synthetic fiber or yarn. It focuses on the design, materials, and artistic labor as basic for the works’ significance that prioritizes aesthetic over utilitarian values.

The term Fiber Arts originated shortly after World War II, defining work by craft artists incorporating fabric into their works. The 50’s gave more recognition to Fiber Arts as Fine Arts, and by the 60’s and 70’s, Fiber Arts was embraced worldwide, with a growing number of artists creating 2 and 3-dimensional fiber works in a variety of genres. Fiber Arts continues to thrive and evolve, and the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is thrilled to share a variety of Fiber Art for public viewing.

PCAC regular hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through December 23. Winter hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning December 24th and running through February 28. The PCAC will be closed on Christmas Day.

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, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net

UT Downtown Gallery: Beauford Delaney: Transcending Race + Time

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

Opening Friday, December 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you visit the UT Downtown Gallery. Please do not come if you are feeling sick.

December 4, 2020 - January, 30, 2021

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present a selection of paintings and drawings on loan from the Estate of Beauford Delaney. This exhibition of 21 works includes 4 oil on canvas paintings, abstract watercolors, pastel portraits, and 3 self portraits. Some of these pieces have never been exhibited publicly. Please join us for a small First Friday opening December 5th from 5-8pm. We hope you will be able to make time during the holiday season to see this beautiful and important exhibition.

Events and exhibitions at the UT Downtown Gallery are free and open to the public. As always, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when you visit the UT Downtown Gallery. Please do not come if you are feeling sick.

The UT Downtown Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The UT Downtown Gallery will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802, http://web.utk.edu/~downtown

Arts & Culture Alliance: 2020 Members Show

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2020 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew.

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, December 4, from 5:00-8:00 PM. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.

“We always look forward to this eclectic exhibition as a robust demonstration of the past year’s productivity on the part of Greater Knoxville’s artist community,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some of the members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some Alliance members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding county’s elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mighty Mud, and Oak Ridge Art Center. Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as The Emporium Center, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Broadway Studios & Gallery, and Knoxville Community Darkroom.

The 2020 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 4, 2020 – January 29, 2021. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 24, 2020 – January 1, 2021 for the holidays.

An additional reception will take place on Friday, January 8, from 5:00-8:00 PM.

For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

JTV: Home for the Holidays Festive Lights Display & Charitable Giving Event

  • December 4, 2020 — January 4, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Fundraisers and Kids, family

Dec 3-Jan 4, 4:00pm – 10:30pm

Where: 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
URL: https://youtu.be/2DcW6HQf7Yw

JTV (Jewelry Television), the national jewelry retailer and broadcast network, today unveiled its “Home for the Holidays” display that will support three Knoxville nonprofit agencies as part of the season of giving. Known for adding sparkle to life with beautiful jewelry and gemstones, JTV invites the public to enjoy its incredible “Home for the Holidays” display featuring thousands of sparkling lights and numerous holiday displays in the park of JTV’s West Knoxville headquarters. “This holiday season is unlike any other,” said Tim Matthews, President and CEO of JTV. “In a time when many traditional holiday events are canceled, we wanted to create an enjoyable event at JTV that brings us together in spirit and celebrates the joy of the holidays, albeit a bit differently than we have celebrated in the past.” While there is no cost for visitors to enjoy the festivities, donations to the three area nonprofits are welcome. Funds raised from the event will benefit the Emerald Youth Foundation, which helps serve thousands of local urban youth; the Restoration House, which assists women who face challenging situations; and Elder Care, which will provide gift boxes to area nursing home residents. Visitors can easily donate by scanning QR codes as they walk through the holiday displays or via the links above.

“Now more than ever, the holidays remind us that we are in a season of giving,” Matthews continued. “JTV’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ event will celebrate our hometown of Knoxville and give back to three charitable organizations that are focused on helping youth, women, and the elderly.”

JTV’s “Home for the Holidays” light display is part of Knoxville’s Neighborhood Holiday Trails. Guests can walk the track and enjoy the festive atmosphere in a socially distanced way, which features three signature trees, a stunning life-sized Nativity display, two “tunnels of lights” and climb into Santa’s sleigh for terrific photo opportunities.

The event is located at JTV’s headquarters at 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37922 and is open every day from 4:00pm-10:30pm from now through January 4, 2021. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department is lending a hand to oversee JTV’s park attendance every evening. For more information on JTV, visit JTV.com and follow @JTV on Instagram, @jewelrytelevision on Facebook, @jewelrytv on Pinterest and @jewelry on Twitter

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Art Thru The Window #2

  • December 4, 2020 — December 31, 2020

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

Art Thru The Window #2
Featuring the works of the BSG resident artists

Broadway Studios and Gallery
1127 N. Broadway Knoxville, TN 37917
To purchase works please call 865-556-8676
https://www.broadwaystudiosandgallery.com/

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” based on the classic novel by Barbara Robinson. The play will be performed December 4th through December 20th, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM and 6 PM. Tickets will be limited to 65 attendees for each performance and groups/families will be distanced from each other. Masks will be required for entry.

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids-probably the most inventively awful kids in history! You won’t believe the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best selling book and has become a holiday staple for theatre audiences everywhere featuring lots of laughs for audiences of all ages.

The play is performed by 22 talented young actors, from ages 8 to 16.

The show is directed by KCT student intern Quintin Rhodes, a senior at L & N STEM Academy.
KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

Clarence Brown Theatre: Capote's A Christmas Memory

Category: Free event, Fundraisers, Literature, reading, writing and Theatre

Online Event
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/a-christmas-memory/

The University of Tennessee Department of Theatre presents Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” read by Carol Mayo Jenkins, recorded on location at the Mabry Hazen House, and directed by John Sipes. The free, streaming recording is available NOW through December 25, 2020. In conjunction with the reading, a “Full Belly Fund” virtual food drive has been set up with Second Harvest to provide food for the community. To watch “A Christmas Memory” and to donate to the Full Belly Fund, go to
https://clarencebrowntheatre.com/a-christmas-memory/.

Truman Garcia Capote was an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and the true crime novel, “In Cold Blood.” First published in 1956, “A Christmas Memory” is an autobiographical recollection of Capote's rural Alabama boyhood. Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals. Now a holiday classic, "A Christmas Memory" has been broadcast, recorded, filmed, and staged multiple times, in award-winning productions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/193580015730410/

The Booth Fairy's Traveling Trunk Show

  • December 4, 2020 — December 6, 2020

Category: Festivals, special events

At 133 S Gay St SW, Knoxville, TN 37902

note: we will be following the health guidelines for COVID-19 by limiting guests and requiring masks.

What to expect:
Racks upon racks of pre loved clothing. 100's of awesome pieces that have all been hand picked by Elle Erickson, who you can usually find seated behind her S#%ty Advice Booth giving out free (air) hugs and engaged in some alluring conversation. The scene feels fantastic, and puts a smile on your face, and some fabulous new pieces in your wardrobe.
This is a guilt free shopping zone. One where we empower each other. We lift each other up. You will leave feeling better than you arrived. That is my goal. Plus, it feels awesome to buy secondhand first, to support a more sustainable shopping experience.
Most items are like $8!!! and there are random give-a-ways and dancing discounts! There’s usually a great mix of vintage, bohemian, 80’s, casual, and one-of-kind items in the collection.
There 's even a super spectacular FREE BOX - no purchase required!
Expect to move your booty a bit while shopping, it’s called ‘shancing’ (shopping & dancing simultaneously) and make some new friends. It’s more than just shopping. Local artists join in to offer wonderful experiences like tarot readings and henna art.
Come out & bring your friends
Credit card, Venmo & cash accepted
Discounts given if you arrive in a tutu or if you watch the following documentaries on Netlix : The True Cost, Cowspiracy, 13th , Happy
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also...this is a fundraising trunk show for the nonprofit
The Booth Fairy Project
you will have an opportunity to sponsor a positive sign to go up in a community near you and help uplift humanity!
check it out:
also, you get cash off every purchase if you become a patron of the project.
https://www.patreon.com/theboothfairy
https://www.facebook.com/events/794041184492107

Historic Ramsey House: Candlelight Christmas Tours

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

FRI. and SAT., DECEMBER 4 & 5, 2020 5 PM – 7 PM

Start a new holiday tradition this year at the annual Candlelight Christmas Tour! Fresh greenery, candles, and reenactors in period dress will greet you on this special experience throughout the Historic Ramsey House. Before and after your tour, enjoy holiday treats and hot cider around a warm bonfire. Tours will leave every 10 minutes and begin in the Visitor Center.

Admission is FREE (donations gratefully accepted). We are only allowing one (1) household/group (up to 10) per tour at this time. We HIGHLY recommend that visitors reserve your tour in advance, either online or by calling ahead of time. One (1) ticket represents a reservation for your entire household/group. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes

COVID-19 Policies
In order to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors safe, we will be practicing the following policies, and kindly ask that visitors do the same.
1. Per the Knox County Face Covering Mandate, all staff, volunteers, and visitors over the age of 12 are required to wear a mask or face covering when in any of the buildings.
2. The staff and volunteers of Historic Ramsey House will be regularly sanitizing restrooms, door knobs, and other commonly touched surfaces.
These policies will be in place until further notice. We appreciate your support and cooperation during this time, and look forward to welcoming you and your family to Historic Ramsey House!
This event is free but please RSVP! Donations always greatly appreciated.

To reserve your time: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/candlelight-christmas-tours-tickets-129726883601
Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Historic Ramsey House: Deck the Halls Wreath Workshop

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

FRI. December 4, 5 PM – 7:30 PM or SAT., DECEMBER 5, 1 PM EST – 3:30 PM EST

Our most popular workshop is back! Create your very own beautiful natural wreath in this hands-on workshop! Instruction, holiday refreshments, fresh greenery, and supplies are included (except garden gloves & small garden clippers).

Reservations required. Class Fee: $40 (plus credit card fees). Members $35 (plus credit card fees). Cash and check payment options available (please call 865-546-0745). All proceeds from this event go directly to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Class size will be limited and COVID safety measures will be in place. Masks will be required while indoors. Air sanitizing humidifier by Ionogen with their nontoxic Ionopure sanitizing products will be used during all classes.

For Tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deck-the-halls-wreath-workshop-tickets-128286838387

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745, www.ramseyhouse.org

Jubilee Community Arts: Kelle Jolly

Category: Free event and Music

Friday, December 4 - Kelle Jolly livestream on Facebook

Originally from South Carolina, Kelle and her saxophonist husband Will Boyd make their home in Knox County. Kelle’s music influences include Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, and her repertoire includes early regional women blues and sacred singers, among them Knoxvillians Leola Manning and Ida Cox. Kelle is host of “Jazz Jam with Kelle Jolly” on WUOT.

This fall we will work with area artists to livestream from their homes presenting fresh performances you can enjoy from your home! These events are free of charge but we encourage you to tip the artists if you can, and in addition, Jubilee Community Arts welcomes new and renewed memberships and donations.

https://www.facebook.com/Laurel-Theater-135696749802485/

For more upcoming events see www.jubileearts.org

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: MoonShine on the Mountain

  • December 4, 2020

Category: Fundraisers

Friday, December 4, 7 pm

We’re going virtual! This year’s theme is MoonShine on the Mountain, a celebration of our great mountain heritage with a little STEAM mixed in. We’ve planned an evening of entertainment and auction fun that will raise a lot of money for the Children’s Museum and its programs.

Featuring… Emcee Heather Haley from WVLT-TV…great music from Elza Gate and Chip Bailey…Sam Venable and his Front Porch Stories…live auction with Bear Stephenson…moonshine… moon shine…and more! https://childrensmuseumofoakridge.org/2020-annual-gala/

Tickets are $100 per person (dinner not included). $70 is tax-deductible. Don’t want to cook? We’ve got you covered! Calhoun’s is the official restaurant of MoonShine on the Mountain. With a mouth-watering menu and nine convenient locations, the Calhoun’s team is ready to prepare your MoonShine on the Mountain Gala dinner!

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