Calendar of Events
Monday, December 14, 2020
HoLa Hora Latina: Holiday Bazaar at Casa HoLa
This is the last week that Casa HoLa will be open during December and the last week you can shop our Holiday Bazaar before the end of the year! The store will be open every day this week (December 14-18) between 10AM and 4PM in Suite 112 of the Emporium for the Arts (100 S. Gay St. Knoxville TN, 37902). Stop by during your next visit to #downtownknoxville to find artisan jewelry, home décor, holiday cards, handbags, Oaxacan alebrijes and nichos, piñatas, and many more handmade crafts imported from Latin America or made by local artists.
¡HoLa, Knoxville! Esta es la última semana que Casa HoLa está abierta durante diciembre y la última semana que pueden hacer compras de nuestro Bazar Navideño antes del fin del año. La tienda estará abierta todos los días de la semana (14-18 de diciembre) entre las 10AM y 4PM en Suite 112 del edifico Emporium for the Arts (100 S. Gay St. Knoxville, TN 37902). Pasen por Casa HoLa durante su próxima visita a #downtownknoxville para encontrar joyas, decoraciones, tarjetas navideñas, alebrijes y nichos oaxaqueños, piñatas, artesanías y muchos más regalos hechos a mano y importados de América Latina o hecho por artistas locales.
Technical Society of Knoxville: State Senator Dr. Richard Briggs
ZOOM link for the December Technical Society of Knoxville meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82423756366?
Speech topic: COVID-19
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020; 11:55 a.m.
State Senator Dr. Richard Briggs will be the speaker for the December meeting. He has said too many people are ignoring the COVID-19 guidelines, and overlooking the larger economic impacts. This is an opportunity for understanding! Dr. Briggs is a person who is willing and able to give an educated and unbiased discourse on this topic with his medical experience and time as a state legislator.
The Technical Society of Knoxville is a group of persons interested in technology and science, and their effects on society, and in particular, on the community. Visitors are welcome.
Knoxville's Holidays on Ice - CANCELLED
UPDATED DEC. 18, 2020: Following the Knox County Board of Health’s recommendations that we all adhere to Safer at Home measures, the City of Knoxville has suspended Holiday’s on Ice at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum for the remainder of this season. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season.
Holidays on Ice will be moving to the Civic Coliseum for the 2020/21 season. Opening day will be December 11! We are excited to still be able to bring you some winter holiday fun and look forward to another great season! Whether with family, friends or on a date you'll love skating in Downtown Knoxville on the same ice where the Ice Bears play hockey! Join us at Holidays on Ice to make memories that will last long after the holidays are over. Enjoy skating on a 180 ft rink while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice Mascot, 'Peppermint Panda'! The rink will be open December 11, 2020 through January 3, 2021
Holidays on Ice is located inside the Civic Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave, 37915. You can reach the Ice Rink by phone at 865-215-4423.
2020-2021 DAILY ADMISSION:
Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice!
We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard.
Children Age 12 & Under: $8
Season Pass Adult: $50
Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under: $35
Workshops at Knoxville Community Darkroom
Category: Classes & workshops
December 9th Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - 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.
December 12th Workshop (Cyanotype Prints) 11AM-2PM - 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. Be sure to register for the event by Friday, September 11th to secure your spot! You can pay in person or online.
December 15th (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - 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.
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: First Fiber Arts Exhibit
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
Arts & Culture Alliance: 2020 Members Show
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
Dec 3-Jan 4, 4:00pm – 10:30pm
Where: 9600 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
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
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
Clarence Brown Theatre: Capote's 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
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.
Ijams Hallway Gallery: Work by Melanie Ford Fetterolf
The Ijams Visitor Center’s Hallway Gallery features the diverse paintings of Melanie Fetterolf in December. Whether creating "rain paintings" (above left), capturing nature or studying human forms, Melanie employs a variety of techniques and styles to create something unique every time. She also teaches art classes and hosts painting parties at Painting Your World Studio.
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920
Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio: December Classes
We're excited to offer each of these classes for the 3 week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Questions? Just reach out! We're looking forward to seeing you!
Intro to Aerials: Mondays 5:30-7pm: 2 spots left!
Stilt Walking: Mondays 7:30-9pm: 1 spot left!
Intro to Aerials: Thursdays 5:30-7pm: 3 spots left!
Kids class: Saturdays 9-10:30 am: 2 spots left!
Kids class: Saturdays 11-12:30pm: 4 spots left!
Inversion Bootcamp: Saturdays 1-2:30pm: 3 spots left!
Creating a Routine (Knots B): Sundays 1-2:30pm: 1 spot left!
Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio
4506 Fennel Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: December Workshops & events
Monthly Happenings for December 2020 At the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC)
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
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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
Chain Mail Jewelry: Christmas Joy Bracelet, 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.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18
Watercolor 101 for Beginners with Vera Bogle, 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net