Calendar of Events

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Knox Guitar Box (Podcast)

Category: Free event and Music

Jeffrey Fratus
Soon after his concert in February, Jeffrey Fratus will join Andy LeGrand, host of Knox Guitar Box, in conversation about his life and work as a guitarist, instructor, and songwriter, during the February episode of Knox Guitar Box. Jeffery is from Knoxville, TN and lives in Austin, TX, where he teaches, song-writes and performs with his band Monohan.

Guitarist, Educator and Songwriter: Austin, TX
Knox Guitar Box (Podcast) 7:00 PM, Sunday, 2/14/2021

Knox Guitar Box is a monthly guitar-focused podcast sharing conversations and performances with music professionals, students, composers, and educators. Knox Guitar Box's host is Knoxville Classical Guitar's Executive Director, Andy LeGrand. Check out our guests on our Events page!

Marble City Opera: Love Letters

Category: Free event and Music

Sunday, February 14th at 6pm

Invite your loved ones and join us for this special Free Valentine's Concert with Marble City Opera Administrative Director and Soprano, Kayla Beard! "Love Letters" will be a 30 minute program of opera arias and musical theater favorites. You won't want to miss this special concert.

A1LabArts: The Story Keeps Changing: Deep Travels by Emily Schleiner

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Free event and Lectures & discussions

On Sunday February 14th, 2021 7-8:30 pm Emily Schleiner along with A1 Lab Arts is hosting a virtual art exhibition exploring reflections arising from ‘life at home’ during the era of Covid19, a time marked by physical isolation and social upheavals.

Focusing on this time of uncompromising reflection at home, artwork in this exhibition features a new series of mixed media pieces by Emily Schleiner that will take stock and examine her own personal journey through life by focusing on moments of symbolic and iconic transitions as though part of a ‘hero’s journey’. A second series of paintings that explore the chaotic process of ‘flowing’ while confined by structure will also be unveiled. And finally, two interactive installations will be exhibited that engage the interior and the exterior of life at home. Join us for A1labarts’ first official online exhibition on February 14th. Happy Valentines Day!

Artwork will be available for virtual viewing only

Time: Noon East Coast/9am West Coast time
Virtual location *Coming Soon*
Virtual Talk - Time: 7pm East Coast/4pm West Coast

Dogwood Arts: House & Garden Show

Category: Festivals & special events and Free event

The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show which will return as an entirely virtual event in 2021. The event is completely free to attend and will be accessible online February 12th through March 14th on our brand new website,

For over forty years, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the latest trends in home improvement, landscape design, decor, and more. The 2021 event will be no exception and will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with quality vendors without fear of safety and health concerns.

Attendees can attend Virtual Expert Sessions via Zoom, browse a comprehensive Exhibitor Directory, and save hundreds on their next home projects by taking advantage of our exclusive Show Specials––all from the comfort of home.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio: Circus After Dark

Category: Dance, Festivals & special events and Fundraisers

ADULTS ONLY! Our annual Circus After Dark is not for the faint of heart! This sexy, yet tasteful adult-themed circus variety show is the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day weekend indoors.

Save the date and get ready for three days of performances that are sure to get your heart racing! All proceeds support the Dragonfly studio and programming. $10 off tickets purchased by Feb. 1

O'Brien Art Gallery: The Sacred, the Secular, and the Space In Between

  • February 7, 2021 — March 27, 2021

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

The Sacred, the Secular, and the Space In Between: African-American Vernacular Art from the Collection of Michael D. Hill

This exhibit showcases the work of self-taught African American artists who examine the intersections of spirituality and material culture. Guided by a compulsion, in some cases even what might be seen as a divine calling, to create, they produced paintings, sculpture, and utilitarian objects that are startlingly powerful in both their aesthetic forms and the life force they channel. Among the artists featured in this exhibit are Mose Tolliver, David Butler, Lonnie Holley, and Mary T. Smith. Their work may also be found in such prominent collections as the High Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Guided gallery tours by Michael D. Hill will be held throughout the month. For more information, please contact Bryan Wilkerson at 865-354-3000 x4788 or by email at

O'Brien Art Gallery at Roane State Community College, OBrien Building room 276 Patton Lane Harriman, TN 37748

Oak Ridge Art Center: Women's Work

  • February 6, 2021 — March 20, 2021

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

This year's theme is "On the Bright Side". Open to women artists of any medium!

Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Rala: New Work by Cynthia Markert

  • February 5, 2021 — February 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions & visual art and Free event

Details coming soon! Her painted ladies will make their debut on February 5th, First Friday.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: February Classes & Workshops

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - Smorgasbord Class: Heart Earrings,” with Susan Smathers. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 - Fun Friday Art Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Art Guild’s PCAC Gallery.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - Home School Children’s Art Class, Subject is “Potter’s Ram Painting” inspired by the artwork of historic artist, Paulus Potter. 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., with Rosemary Wawro. Mediums are watercolor and tempera.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (at the Plateau Creative Arts Center and on Zoom) - Monthly Members Meeting – 9:30 a.m. Business meeting including special recognition of the Plateau Creative Arts Center’s 13th anniversary. In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - Chain Maille Jewelry class, “Celtic Shamrock Bracelet,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: Orchids Awards

  • February 1, 2021 — February 26, 2021

Category: Festivals & special events, Fundraisers, Health & wellness and Science & nature

Join us February 1 through February 26 on Facebook for the 2021 Orchids Awards

Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings, public art, and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape. This year, we will continue that tradition but in a new way. The Orchids Awards will take place over the 4 weeks in February with nominee highlights, awards announcements, silent auction, and gift packages supporting KKB!

Architects, artist, developers, community members, etc. have submitted their projects for the Orchids Awards. Each week in February we will focus on one or two categories. The nominees will be announced and on the last day of the category, we will share the winner on this event page. Winners will receive their award signs the following week.

We are grateful to all the nominees for keeping Knoxville beautiful!
Week 1: New Architecture and Public Art
Week 2: Redesign/Reuse
Week 3: Outdoor Space and Community Space
Week 4: Creative Reinvention, Mary Lou Horner Award, and The Felicia Award

We are auctioning off the framed original painting of Winter Jewels by Sarah Moore. The auction will open on February 1 and close on February 26
Purchase a gift package and bid in the auction at:

Knoxville Museum of Art: A Lasting Imprint: Rendering Rhythm and Motion in the Art of Black Mountain College

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

Movement and music—both time-based activities—can be difficult to express in static media such as painting, drawing, and photography, yet many artists feel called to explore them. Movement serves as inspiration—either to capture it or to create it in entirely different media. Similarly, music is driven by rhythm, patterns, and variations that are enticing departures for visual artists. In few places did movement, music, visual arts, and myriad other disciplines intermingle to such impact as they did at Black Mountain College, an experiment in higher education in the mountains of Western North Carolina that existed from 1933 to 1957. For many artists, their introduction to interdisciplinarity at the college resulted in a continued curiosity around those ideas throughout their careers. The works here, selected from the Asheville Art Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection of works, highlight approaches to rendering a lasting imprint of the ephemeral.

Artists such as Barbara Morgan and Clemens Kalischer are concerned with the motion of the human form, evoking a sense of elongated or contracted muscles, or of limbs moving through space. Others, like Lorna Blaine Halper or Sewell Silman, approach the challenge through abstraction, foregoing representation yet communicating an atmosphere of dynamic change. Marianne Preger-Simon’s drawings of her fellow dancers at Black Mountain College from summer 1953 are not only portraits but also a dance of pencil on paper, created in the spirit of BMC professor Josef Albers’s line studies as she simultaneously worked with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Each of these artists ultimately reflects on the temporal nature of movement and music.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Information: 865-525-6101,

Morristown Art Association: 2021 Member's Art Show

  • January 25, 2021 — April 30, 2021

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

The Morristown Art Association is an organization dedicated to the support of visual artists and their work. Every year the MAA sponsors a Member’s Art Show that is usually displayed at the Morristown Public Library. This year, due to Covid-19, we are unable to display at the library and have decided to make our annual MAA Member’s Art Show virtual.

Those interested in becoming a member, or checking out our organization should go to our website at:

Participating artists in the Morristown Art Association Member’s Art Show are as follows: Lois Armstrong, Peggy Brewer, Betty Bullen, Dan Gibson, Susan Hurley, Frances Maynard, Jim Palmer, Janette Parrish, Mike Sandlock, Cathy Teller, Leona Toll, Cindy Trobaugh, Chizuru Warner.

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