Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Dogwood Arts: Chalk (Your) Walk

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Instead of our usual large event downtown, Chalk (Your) Walk will take place on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and community spaces all across Knoxville from April 3rd - 12th! The competition is open to individual artists and families throughout Knoxville and the surrounding counties (100 mile radius of Downtown Knoxville).

The first 500 artists/families who register for the event will receive a free 48-count box of Koss Chalk Pastels to create their artwork! Everyone can participate in the event by chalking at home and sharing your work on social media, but you must register online by Friday, April 2nd in order to be eligible for awards. A panel of judges including civic leaders, professional artists, and art educators will review the submissions and award cash prizes and free art supplies to select artists in each age division.


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

Rala: New Work by Pippin Long

  • April 2, 2021 — May 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

We are excited to announce Pippin Long as our featured artist for the month of April! All paintings are one of a kind originals, and prints of the works will be available as well. Please join us for the show opening and to meet Pippin from 6 to 8pm.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be limiting our capacity to 6 customers at a time and requiring masks covering the nose and mouth be worn inside at all times. Thank you for helping us stay safe!

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

Art Market Gallery: Pamela Salyer & Lynn Straka

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

April Featured Artists

Lynn Straka, Jewelry
The pieces that I make are adornments created to produce joy to the wearer. Designs influenced by nature, they may invoke a memory, affirm a belief, or be an extension of the wearer’s playful personality.
The common denominators of my pieces are texture and exercise in technique. Whether it is from hand stamping designs or words, forging, creating 3 dimensional forms through the jewelry hydraulic press, or impressing texture onto metal with a rolling mill, each piece has it’s own one of a kind personality. The materials that I use the most are sterling silver, copper, and bronze, with accents of semiprecious stones or glass enamel. Some of these materials are recycled or repurposed metal items that I have altered to incorporate into my pieces. Typically, they are finished with an antiqued or aged patina to highlight their texture.

Pamela Salyer, Mixed Media
The variety of colors, textures and patterns produced in the natural world are endlessly fascinating. I use mixed media collage to interpret those colors, patterns and textures and the relationships between them. This series of work looks under the surface: what do we see—or think we see—when peering into bodies of water, probing beneath the surface and admiring the beauty, complexity, and mystery that we find there.

Each work starts with a base collage, containing elements that mean something to me: geological maps, chemical symbols, poetry, botanical drawings, sheet music, etc. Each one is unique. I build up the collage with acrylic paint, paper and acrylic gels, layer by layer, creating new ways to consider the textures and colors of the natural world. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and materials, always looking to push my art in new directions.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

City of Knoxville: Poetry in Motion

  • April 2, 2021 — April 30, 2021

Category: Free event and Literature, reading, writing

Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 30
Poetry in Motion - National Poetry Month campaign

Poet pop-up performances on Mondays and Fridays at KAT Transit stops. Poets and locations will be announced and listed here soon. #PoetryInMotion

Throughout the month of April, the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) will mark National Poetry Month with Poetry in Motion, a project bringing poetry to the people led by City of Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon.

At Thursday’s event, Mayor Indya Kincannon will speak and introduce Carmon, who will read the first Poetry in Motion piece to begin the month-long celebration of the written and spoken word.

On Mondays and Fridays in April, a variety of local poets will hold pop-up performances at transit stops.

Also, area residents should keep an eye out for Poetry in Motion billboards, featuring poems by Carmon and previous Poet Laureates R.B. Morris and Marilyn Kallet.

Photos and videos of performances will be shared on social media using the #PoetryInMotion hashtag.

Visit for a list of poets and locations as well as more information about Rhea Carmon and the City’s Poet Laureate program.

Community Television of Knoxville: Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction

  • April 2, 2021 — April 23, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

Hello Neighbor! Is there anyone who isn’t looking forward to things returning to “normal” when this pandemic is finally over? The effects on our jobs, social life, and neighborhood activities have been devastating, so we are all seeking ways to remain productive, stay safe, and have some fun. With that in mind, Community Television of Knoxville (CTV) is boldly moving forward with our 2021 Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction, an almost effortless "COVID-safe" event that will allow you to find some incredible bargains and have loads of fun!

Our inventory at is available for online bidding April 2-23.

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Steph Wadman | Welcome To The Fold

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Steph Wadman | Welcome To The Fold
Schedule a time to stop by and see this unique solo show.

Steph's work represents a departure towards playful representation of tension, using color and line work as enticement and trickery. She finds humor and interest in the way our bodies are vs how we want them to be. Her work is bold and thought provoking.

The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.

Pellissippi State: Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Since its indoctrination, the art department at Pellissippi State Community College has hosted an annual juried student exhibition. This annual exhibition exemplifies the hard work of both the students and the studio art faculty. During each exhibition, a purchase award (Best of Show) is awarded to a deserving student. That work of art is then placed in a permanent collection at the college. For 2021, the exhibition will be held for the first time virtually.

Any PSCC student from a past or present studio art class in the last two years, are welcome to apply for the exhibition.

The jurors for the exhibition are Professor Jeff Lockett, Associate Professor Caroline Covington, Professor Herb Rieth, and Professor Jennifer Brickey.

The Exhibition will run from April 1 through May 3.

Dogwood Arts: Trails & Open Gardens

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Science, nature

Knoxville’s iconic dogwood trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region!

Established in 1956, the Holston Hills Dogwood Trail is located in an architecturally diverse neighborhood that offers sweeping views of the Holston River alongside panoramic vistas of the rolling East Tennessee hills. Here you will find an eclectic and historic mix of estates, cottages, and ranch homes which were built between 1920 and 1960. Beautiful lots in this neighborhood tend to be situated on big, rolling hills with old growth trees and an abundance of spring flowering dogwoods.

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

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley: The Fulmer Auction

Category: Fundraisers

The Fulmer Auction is now open! Proceeds from the auction benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV). BGCTNV Clubs are in when schools are out to support our Club members. We offer programming that includes:
• Virtual Learning
• Healthy Lifestyles
• Social & Emotional Health
• and more

Visit the Auction Online

Tomato Head: Exhibitions by Jessica Payne

  • March 29, 2021 — May 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Market Square Tomato Head from March 29-May 2
West Knoxville Tomato Head from May 4-May 31

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

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.

The Ewing Gallery is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm.
The University of Tennessee and the Ewing Gallery will be closed Friday, April 2.
Exhibiting Students are:

Lauren Terry
Macaroni Titans

Nyasha Madamombe

Gina Stucchio
Parasite With a Proper Name

Conor McGrann
It’s Not Adding Up

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,

Oak Ridge Art Center: Metamorphosis IV: Recycle to Art

  • March 27, 2021 — May 8, 2021

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

This series has proven to push the artists of the region to revisit ideas, mix techniques, and mix and seek new materials in ways they never considered before.

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

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