Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Nourish Knoxville: Winter Farmers' Market

  • January 9, 2021 — April 17, 2021

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

Every other Saturday, January 9 – April 17, 2021

January 9 & 23
February 6 & 20
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17

Mary Costa Plaza (outdoors at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum)
500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915

The outdoor market will host vendors selling pasture-raised meats, eggs, winter produce, honey, baked goods, artisan crafts, and more on the plaza. Food and coffee trucks will be vending to-go style meals and beverages on Howard Baker Jr. Avenue.

Free parking is available in Garage A, across Howard Baker Jr. Avenue from Mary Costa Plaza. Additional parking is available along Howard Baker Jr. Avenue.

Before visiting the market, please remember: Wear a face-covering while in the market
https://www.nourishknoxville.org/winter-market/

Art Market Gallery: January Winter Wonderland All Members Show

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

Celebrating 39 years of great regional fine arts and crafts!

Featuring art from Pamela Salyer, Kate Watson, Curt Imerman, Brenda Mills, and Gary Dagnan

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, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Bijou Theatre: Tennessee Wraith Chasers

Category: Festivals & special events, History & heritage and Theatre

THE STARS OF TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'HAUNTED TOWNS' ARE BACK!
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 8-9 • 8:00PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 • 7:00PM

After two sell outs in September at the Bijou, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers return for three nights of spine tingling fun! Join the stars of Travel Channel’s 'Haunted Towns’ for an evening of thrills and chills beginning with a Meet & Greet, Photo Op, and Q&A Session followed by a lights-out ghost hunt with Chris, Mike, and Brannon. Tickets are on sale this Friday, November 20 at 10:00am ET. Act quickly, these won't last long!

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, www.knoxbijou.com, www.ticketmaster.com

WDVX: Live From Home with Po' Ramblin' Boys

Category: Music

This Winter WDVX will continue presenting Real Live Music wherever you may be. Please join us for the “Live From Home” series featuring artists from their home settings, studio and more.

WDVX is starting a bluegrass series with Live from Home which kicks off January 8 with East Tennessee's Own Po' Ramblin' Boys. They recently signed to Rounder Records and released Toil, Tears and Trouble.

This show debuts on January 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM eastern. The performance will be available for viewing through January 10, 2020. Tickets start at $12.50 with higher giving options available.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wdvx-live-from-home-featuring-the-po-ramblin-boys-tickets-133278707201

All the concerts predominately benefit the artists with WDVX taking a smaller share of the ticket proceeds. To purchase tickets, https://wdvx.com/watch/

Knoxville Speaks Youth Poetry Program

  • January 7, 2021 — January 31, 2021

Category: Kids & family and Literature & readings

Beginning Thu Jan 7 on Zoom

The Knoxville Speaks Youth Poetry Initiative is for students in Knox County and surrounding counties grades 7-12. The students will participate in writing workshops with Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon as well as many other amazing poets from across the nation. The program will begin as an online program meeting twice a month via Zoom. Youth need to submit an already written poem as a part of their application as well as well thought out answers to the questions. We are not looking for perfection, but we are looking for beautiful stories that can educate and inspire the Greater Knoxville Community. Apply: https://www.rheacarmon.com/knoxville-speaks

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: January Classes & Workshops

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

Tue Jan 5, 10-12: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Debbie Toney, $20.
Thu Jan 7, 9-12 or 1-4: Valentine Cards with Louise Goodman, $35
Tue Jan 19, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting (in person & Zoom)
Wed Jan 20, 12-2: Project Discussion, a bi-monthly artwork review session with John Anderson, free
Thu Jan 21, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry “The Captured Heart Bracelet” with George Gallant, $35 + $30
Wed Jan 27, 12-2: Life Drawing with Dena Whitener, $5

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

Knoxville Walking Tours

  • January 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events and History & heritage

Are you looking for a safe and engaging outdoor activity during the pandemic? Take a historical tour of downtown Knoxville – its past, its present, and most of all its people - with poet and storyteller Laura Still with Knoxville Walking Tours.

Laura opens a window to Knoxville’s varied past and leads you on a journey through hard times and high times of a city growing through more than two centuries of history.

Tours include:
• Knoxville: The Early Years
• Misbehaving Women
• Civil War
• Gunslingers
• Musical History
• Literary Heritage
• Shadow Side Ghost Tours

A portion of all downtown tours support the Knoxville History Project. You can schedule your tour at http://knoxvillewalkingtours.com/.

Sustainable Future Center: Weekly Sustainable Fabric Workshop

  • December 26, 2020 — January 30, 2021

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

9:00 am – noon (Saturdays through January 30)

Our Mission --
To share our skills and resources to use already-existing fabric and clothing to reduce trash, save money, and create things that are lovely and functional. And to have fun doing it.

Description of the project --
We are a group of people, some with a lot of experience working with clothing and fabric and some with none, who want to reduce fabric trash and make great fabric projects. These might be household items like aprons, potholders, placemats, trivet mats, coasters.... They might be quilts, bedspreads, and comforters. They might be fabric art on cards or to hang on the wall. They might be braided or crocheted rugs.
Or your project might be mending and decorating a favorite pair of jeans, or adding to/ subtracting from or otherwise modifying your clothes to make something even better than that mass-produced thing you bought last year.
And probably a whole lot of projects we haven't even thought of yet. Bring ideas for what you would like to make or what you can teach the rest of us.

Goals --
Establish a community of fabric workers and artists dedicated to conserving and reusing fabric. Provide the necessary tools and supplies so that people with limited resources can participate. Receive donations of used but reusable fabric and make this fabric available for new uses. Teach and learn how to repurpose material into household goods, art, and clothing. Eventually find ways to reuse all types of fabric, even the junk.
https://www.facebook.com/events/505733080401453

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: 2020 East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

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

The Knoxville Museum of Art and the Tennessee Art Education Association present the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition now through Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Now in its 15th year, the exhibition offers middle and high school students from around East Tennessee the opportunity to participate in a juried exhibition and to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments in a professional art museum environment.

The East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition is open to students in grades 6-12 attending public, private, or home schools in 32 counties across East Tennessee. Approximately 311 works of the more than 530 entries in this highly competitive show made it through a rigorous jury process. The best-in-show winner will receive a purchase award of $500, and the artwork will become a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art's Education Collection.

Since 2005, the East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition has presented the work of nearly 4,000 students who have competed for a total of $7 million in scholarships made available to eligible juniors and seniors by colleges and universities from around the nation.

The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public on a limited schedule Wednesday through Sunday 1–5pm. Admission and parking are free. Reservations are recommended by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knoxville-museum-of-art-timed-entry-visitor-registration-registration-109053985406.

For more information about this exhibition, contact Rosalind Martin at rmartin@knoxart.org or 865.523.6349. Or visit www.knoxart.org.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Thorne Rooms Virtual Tour

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

Explore the Knoxville Museum of Art’s collection of rare miniature rooms in this fascinating virtual tour. The KMA’s nine Thorne Rooms, each inspired by a different historical period, were created by Mrs. James Ward Thorne in the 1930s and 40s and were among the museum’s earliest acquisitions. You’ll get close enough to appreciate the tiniest details of these antique miniatures, and go behind the scenes to learn about the technology that illuminates and preserves these treasures. You’ll learn the fascinating story behind Narcissa Thorne’s obsessive passion for miniatures and how she created these 1-inch-to-12-inch scale models of historic interiors.

The Thorne Room collection was gifted by IBM in 1962 to the Dulin Gallery of Art, which later became the Knoxville Museum of Art. The 2007 restoration of the Thorne Rooms was made possible by the generous support of Sherri Lee in honor of Mrs. McAfee Lee.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101, https://knoxart.org/kma_events/thorne-rooms-virtual-tour/

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