Calendar of Events
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Fountain City Art Center: Open Photography Show
March 19 – April 21, 2021
Featuring a variety of photography by local artists! Juried for awards by Clay Thurston.
Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu-Th 9-5, or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com
UT Arboretum Society: Online Spring Plant Sale
Spring is almost here and it will soon be time to plant your yard. If you want to buy plants to enhance your garden this spring, but want to avoid crowds, visit the UT Arboretum Society’s Annual Spring Plant Sale which will be held online with sales from March 19th to April 3rd with pick-up dates April 9th and 10th at the UT Arboretum. Our plant sales are some of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the Arboretum’s community education, trail improvements such as our Nature Book Trail, and children’s programs.
For two weeks, you can browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from our vendors Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery and East Fork Nursery of Sevierville. The three vendors offer a wonderful selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, milkweed, beauty berry, and a wide variety of native pollinator plants to name just a few! Quantities are limited so we suggest early shopping! Beginning March 19th at 5:00 p.m., log on to https://utas-plant-sale.square.site/ to shop and make payment. Sales will end on April 3rd at 5:00 p.m. All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales or payments on the pick-up days are possible.
Upon ordering, you will be provided a link to choose a pick-up time on either Friday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 10th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. You must schedule a pick-up time on these two days. Arboretum Society members will have your plant orders ready for pick-up. This is a no contact pick-up system. When you arrive at your scheduled time, you will come to designated pick up spots and your order will be brought to your car.
This is an amazing opportunity which allows the public to shop for an extended period of time without gathering in large groups on one day. People will also have access to a wonderful selection of plants from three outstanding nurseries all at one online site.
Oak Ridge Art Center: Spring Fundraiser
Join Us for our Spring Fundraiser and Add Beauty to Your Home and Garden!
We know a number of you like to garden and we could not resist this new fundraiser. Flower Power is giving us 50% of your order price now through April 30th, if you order anything with them through our link http://ORAC.fpfundraising.com.
This comes just in time for the Spring planting season and the end of the last frost. Orders will begin shipping at the end of March so you will have them to work in as the season progresses. Orders ship safely and directly to your doorstep so you can garden without running to the store. Please check out the link and feel free to share it with your friends!
Once planted and blooming we would love to see photos of your beautiful landscape art too. This is a great opportunity to support your local non-profit Art Center without having to leave your home.
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1441, www.oakridgeartcenter.org
Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 1
The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is pleased to present the first group of three MFA Thesis Exhibitions. In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work. These exhibitions take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the Ewing Gallery.
March 15 – 22, 2020
Exhibiting Students are:
The Space Race
Back Into My Lovers Arms
A Very Special Episode
The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-3200, www.ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at www.visitfarragut.org/plan-a-visit-farragut.
The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. (Keep in mind that the Farragut Museum is currently open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.)
Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.
Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast.
865.966.7057 or www.townoffarragut.org
Ijams Hallway Gallery: Jack A. Gress
Jack Gress is a familiar face to Ijams visitors thanks to his former work with the Natural Resource Management team, but did you know he also is a Knoxville-based artist specializing in event coverage, street, nature and mountain bike photography? See his wonderful work in March!
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. www.ijams.org
Art Market Gallery: Sheltering in Place
214 Magnolia: Exhibition by Michelle Barillaro
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 https://www.214magnolia.com/
UT School of Art: Viscosity: Women of Print
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
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.
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. www.ijams.org
Nourish Knoxville: Winter-ish Warmer
This year's Winter Warmer will be a little later than in the past. Not quite spring, but Winter.....ish.
Some of your favorite things from our annual fundraiser are still happening: a delicious locally-sourced meal and a silent auction, plus a Good Sport Box in collaboration with The Central Collective!
How it Works:
Register at https://www.betterunite.com/NourishKnoxvilleInc-winter-ishwarmer2021
Purchase your meals and/or your Good Sport Boxes
Tune back in on March 19 - 26 to bid on silent auction items
Pick up all your treasures on March 27 between 1-4 pm at Real Good Kitchen
Each course will be lovingly prepared and packaged, and ready for you to put the finishing touches on at home and enjoy at your leisure! Omnivore and Vegan options are available. The Vegan meal option is also gluten-free, excluding the dessert. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a GF dessert option.
Starter by Jenna Baker of Cook to Be Well
Main course by Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason/Emilia*
*Vegan main prepared by Jenna Baker
Dessert by Emily Williams and Laurence Faber of Lesser Babka
The Good Sport Box is the brainchild of The Central Collective owners Shawn Poynter and Dale Mackey, and was created in March 2020 as a way to stay connected with our community, support local makers, and help sustain their business in a time when owning a community event venue is especially challenging. Built on the success of their Good Sport events, in which people bought tickets to an unspecified event, the GSB is a curated collection of items by local makers, sort of an adult grab bag! We're excited to collaborate with The Central Collective on this Local Food Edition, compiling a mystery box of local foods, and a few food-adjacent crafts that you can add on to your meal or purchase as a stand along item as a part of Winter-ish Warmer! Each box will be different, so get one or more! Some of the items are made by fine local businesses such as Lirio Chocolate, All-Sum Foods, and McQueen Pottery, to name a few!
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club: Spring Checkpoint Ride
Can you make it to all 20 checkpoints? What will be more difficult…riding or decoding the clues? Time will tell!
Join us for our Spring Checkpoint Ride! We’ll be celebrating the coming of longer days, drier trails, and the 4th trip around the sun for our presenting sponsor and longtime supporter SoKno Taco Cantina! The ride will celebrate our spring riding opportunities both on and off trail, explore new destinations over the course of 3 weeks in this COVID friendly fundraiser for AMBC. We’re dedicated to educating trail users as well as building and maintaining the trails here Knoxville.
Passport Pickup and ON SITE registration @ SoKno Taco – March 1st – March 21st
Open Daily from 11am – 11pm
Don’t want to go inside? No worries – Order some tacos and margs to-go and add on a passport!
For just 10 Bucks you get:
Passport containing clues for 20 checkpoints
The chance to win great prizes
5+ checkpoint stamps = 1 entry into the Prize Giveaway
10+ checkpoint stamps = 3 entries into the Prize Giveaway
ALL 20 checkpoint stamps = 5 entries into the Prize Giveaway
3 weeks of fun in March