Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Beginning Jewelry Making

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

FEATURED TENNESSEE ARTSIST WORKSHOP - Beginning Jewelry Making with Ruth Prince
Saturday, March 6, 10 AM – 4 PM & Sunday, March 7, 12 PM – 4 PM

Learn how to make beautiful pieces of jewelry from sheet metal and wire using a few easily learned skills. Students will learn to use simple tools like saws, files, pliers, and hammers to make a pendant and a pair of earrings that they can wear home. Prior experience is not required! All the tools and materials will be furnished through the small material fee paid directly to the instructor. This two-day workshop will provide techniques for students to continue their jewelry crafting adventure! This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee. Member Rate: $55 | Non-Member Rate: $65 | Materials Fee: $25 (paid to the instructor) Registration deadline: February 27 | Space is limited to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings are required.

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Information: 865-494-9854,

Knoxville Classical Guitar: Daniel/Petar Duo in Concert

Category: Music

Knoxville Classical Guitar is excited to present the Daniel/Petar Duo in concert. Join us on March 6th at 7:00 PM at the Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN, 37918. Tickets: $30 (in-person), $20 (online)

This concert has limited seating! Please use the link below to purchase tickets in advance.

Petar & Daniel Guitar Duo explores an eclectic repertoire ranging from Spanish, Latin, and Balkan to traditional classical music repertoire. Their performances include original works for the formation, as well as arrangements specially designed for the duo. Petar & Daniel Guitar Duo’s repertoire aims to reach not only traditional audiences, but to bring guitar music to the general public, who may be unfamiliar with the instrument’s repertoire and techniques. Petar and Daniel have fused their native Serbian and Brazilian cultural heritages and combined their guitar skills to accomplish this goal.

COVID-19 Information: Masks are required to attend this concert. Social-distancing guidelines will be in place. We will stream the entire show to members of our audience members who would like to participate in the concert virtually. Seating will be limited.

Mardi Growl 2021

  • March 6, 2021

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

What: Young-Williams Animal Center’s annual dog parade and pet party.
When: Saturday, March 6
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Starting in downtown Knoxville and ending on Market Square

Young-Williams Animal Center invites you Save the Date for our 14th Annual Mardi Growl pet parade and festival. While we continue to monitor the challenges presented by the pandemic, we hope and plan to celebrate one of our favorite traditions with you on Saturday, March 6, 2021. We will continue to develop new and exciting ways for you to change the lives of lost and homeless pets and look forward to bringing you a safe and successful event. Please check back often for more information and updates.

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

Young-Williams Animal Center
3201 Division Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Art Market Gallery: Sheltering in Place

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

Art created while quarantined

First Friday reception on Mar 5, with artists' talk 5-7 PM

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,,

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Debbie Toney exhibition

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

Oil painter Debbie Toney is the Art Guild’s Featured Artist for March, 2021 and she will be honored at the Fun and Wine Friday Reception on March 5th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade. Debbie’s paintings will be on display along with the monthly members’ gallery artwork exhibit. The public is invited to come and enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, meet Debbie and other artists, and view a wonderful variety of artwork.

A southerner by heart and a yankee by birth, Debbie Toney brings 30 years of creative experience to her impressionistic/realistic style art. Life on a farm with four children in rural Tennessee and growing up in coastal Connecticut developed a love of the outdoors and the simple beauty of the landscape she paints. Her medium is oils. Her still life paintings reflect a simple time and place of elegance and serenity. She has traveled and studied with many well-known accomplished artists and participated in painting events throughout the country. Debbie is a member of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade and has shared her love of painting by teaching several classes in the PCAC studio. She is a also a member of Knoxville’s plein aire group, “Tuesday Painters” and has discovered the excitement and challenge of Plein Aire painting, which translates to painting outdoors. She is a member of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Knoxville; her works have hung in the Emporium. She has participated in Artsclamation, Artist On Location, and Plein Aire South in Apalachicola, Florida. For the past ten years, Debbie has traveled in the east Tennessee area participating in juried shows receiving awards and recognition. A passion for gardening, travel and photography makes for many painting opportunities. Debbie now paints on a daily basis with enthusiasm for and respect of this gift called art.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 AM - 2 PM. Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

UT Downtown Gallery: Salvador Dali's Divine Comedy

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opens March First Friday (March 5) at the UT Downtown Gallery from 5-8pm. The exhibition is the complete suite of woodblock prints created by Dali to illustrate each of the 100 cantos in Dante's 3 part poem, The Divine Comedy. This exhibition is in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. The collection of prints is in the Ewing Gallery permanent collection and was a gift of UT alum, Gary Johnson.

In 1957, the Italian government commissioned Dali to create a complete set of illustrations for Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the author’s birth. Dali began the arduous task of selecting imagery and creating a watercolor painting for each of the 100 cantos of the poem. Shortly after Dali started the project, the Italian government withdrew its commission. Italian citizens had been outraged that a Spanish artist had been selected for this undertaking, instead of inviting an Italian artist to honor one of Italy’s greatest authors. However, it was very fitting that one of the leading artists in the Surrealist movement would be chosen to interpret the bizarre punishments of Inferno and Purgatorio and the fantastical images of Paradiso that Dante created – drawing inspiration from classical and biblical imagery, as well as his own imagination.

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.

Open Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-673-0802,

214 Magnolia: Exhibition by Michelle Barillaro

  • March 5, 2021 — March 27, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

We have a new show starting this week at 214 magnolia, Michelle Barillaro. This show will run through the whole month of March. Opens First Friday, March 5.

Friday 5-8, Saturday 12-5. By appointment, via IG button, during the week

214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. 865-337-7106 or

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: 17th Annual Symposium

  • March 5, 2021 — March 7, 2021

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Lecture, discussion, panel

“Visions of the End: Medieval & Renaissance Apocalyptic Cultures”
March 5-7, 2021

Visions of the EndThe Marco Institute’s 17th annual (virtual) symposium will explore apocalyptic themes. During the course of three days, eleven leading scholars will discuss medieval and Renaissance responses to the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos and the end-times he predicted. During the virtual sessions, scholars working in the disciplines of art history, history, literary studies, and religious studies will present their current research on the celestial visions and the millennial fears of pre-modern times.

The “Visions of the End” Symposium is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Additional support comes from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the UT Office of Research SARIF Scholarly Projects Fund.

The Symposium is free and open to the public. The 2021 Symposium will be hosted online and will require advance registration.

Downtown Knoxville Boat Show

  • March 4, 2021 — March 7, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events

Thur March 4th – 2pm To 8pm
Fri March 5th – 12pm To 8pm
Sat March 6th – 10am To 8pm
Sun March 7th – 11am To 5pm

Single Day Admission: $12 | Weekend Pass: $20
Children 4-10 – $5
Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY this year

The safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, dealers, and staff is our absolute top priority. Show officials are working with local, state, and federal officials and their guidelines to provide a safe and fun experience. The show will adhere to all Covid-19 guidelines for the upcoming show:
– Must wear a mask at all times.
– Social Distancing throughout the building
– Please stay home if you have any symptoms or are high risk.
– Hand sanitation stations will be spread through the building.
– Online Ticket sales only

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: March Classes & Workshops

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

Tue Mar 2, 10-12: Smorgasbord Class: Oil & Acrylic Painting with Debbie Toney. $20
Fri Mar 5, 5-7: Fun Friday Art Reception celebrating Debbie Toney
Tue Mar 16, 9:30: Monthly Members Meeting
Thu Mar 18, 1-4: Chain Maille Jewelry class, “Pleasingly Purple Bracelet,” with George Gallant, $55 + $20

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

UT School of Art: Viscosity: Women of Print

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An exhibition featuring work by 25 contemporary women printmakers, opens Monday, March 1, in the Printmaking Showcase Gallery.

The theme of viscosity, flexibility, and fluidity of ink used in printmaking serves as the organizing principle for the portfolio. Dynamic viscosity, by definition, is the sheer stress and sheer rate of a fluid material. The push and pull of ink under pressure can result in the pulling of a perfect film of color and texture. However, the wrong body of ink can result in tearing, push, or saltiness of the color field and render the print an unsuccessful. Constant trial and error of different additives to the ink body can and will be made. It is only after failure, success, and time, do printers, begin to understand how the ink body will react under the pressure of the printing press.

The exhibition encompasses a variety of printmaking media, and includes work by alumnae Ericka Walker (MFA ‘10), associate professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art University and Deb Chaney (BFA ‘01) a Tamarind Master Printer based in Brooklyn, New York and Paris, France.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Art + Architecture Building outside the print shop, room 241. The exhibition is on view through Friday, April 30.

Art and Architecture Building, Outside of room 241
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

Ijams Nature Center: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event

Category: Festivals, special events, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Ijams Take Action!: Big and Small Ways to Save the Planet is back, and it’s bigger than ever! Throughout 2021, you’ll find workshops, recycling events, and more to help you make a difference in the world.

March 1-31
Help Creatures Great and Small: Wildlife Rehabber Collection Event
Licensed wildlife rehabilitators work 24/7 to help injured or orphaned animals heal, grow and hopefully be released back into the wild. Help them accomplish this important work during this collection event!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920.

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