Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Spring Plant Sale

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

The Center will be conducting the annual plant sale in May - just in time for Mother's Day!

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

UT Gardens class: Give Your Plants a Boot (or Two!)

  • May 8, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops and Science, nature

Sat May 8, 2-4 PM: Cost: $45 UT Garden member/ $55 nonmember. Have you ever seen an unusual planter like succulents in a sink or daisies in a drawer? Our sister garden in Jackson showcases fun planters like these regularly, and they have inspired us to share some of that fun with you! We will use shoes as containers for plants. We will teach you how to make them ready to hold water and how to choose the best materials for the plants as well. Join us for this quirky planting as we give our plants a boot! https://secure.touchnet.com/C21610_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2150&SINGLESTORE=true

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center: Tennessee Pottery Festival

Category: Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

10 am- 4 pm
Come See (and Shop!) the Region's Finest Pottery

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is pleased to host the 5th Annual Tennessee Pottery Festival. Featuring a selection of the region's finest potters, this festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase different styles of pottery and other clay goods. Clay Art connoisseurs and novices are invited to enjoy the pieces displayed onsite at the Heritage Center. This is a perfect time to learn from and discuss different styles and forms of pottery with the expert potters. The Tennessee Pottery Festival is a unique opportunity to find the right piece of custom clay art for your home. Whether it is for decoration or function, this festival will have something for everyone at a wide range of prices.

Emily Burgess is this year's featured artist. A native of Maryville, Emily has a love for bright colors and botanical themes. You will enjoy talking with Emily to learn more about her inspiration and the specific work she has produced.

This event is free to all visitors of the Heritage Center! However, the standard museum admission rate will apply to those who wish to tour the galleries and the historic village. There is no admission fee for annual members of GSMHC. https://www.tennesseepotteryfestival.com/

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 3/4 mile east of traffic light at the Highway 321 and 73 intersection towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN. Hours: M-Sa 10-5. Information: 865-448-0044, www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Ancient Lore Village: An Evening of Music With Joey English

  • May 8, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Music

$385

Get ready to be taken away by the sounds of singer-songwriter, Joey English! An evening of craft cocktails, amazing food, and entertainment!

3:00pm: The Village gates open for arrival
5:00pm: Happy Hour in Yeti Cave with Beer & Roasted Peanuts
6:00pm: Family-style dinner in Pavilion
7:30pm: Concert by Joey English by the Fire Pit
Package includes Full Bar, Hot Beverage Bar, Smores & Bite-Sized Desserts during the concert

Sat, May 8, 2021
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-music-with-joey-english-tickets-147281963317

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Tom and Sally Neckvatal exhibition

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

Featured Artists are Tom and Sally Neckvatal; Special Exhibit includes Artwork of Crossville’s Graduating High School Seniors

Tom and Sally Neckvatal are the Art Guild’s Featured Artists for May. They will be honored at the Fun and Wine Reception on Friday, May 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Plateau Creative Arts Center located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade. Attendees should wear masks and practice social distancing. Wine will be served. This event is free & open to the public.

In addition, the artwork from Crossville graduating high school seniors will be on display in the gallery. This exhibit was featured at the Art Circle Library during the months of March and April, and the public had the opportunity to vote for their favorite artwork. The winning entries will be on display at the Art Center during the month of May, and the artists will be honored during the reception.

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

Art Market Gallery: Nelson Ziegler & Dennis Sabo

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

First Friday Meet the Artist Reception, May 7, 5-8 pm

Nelson Ziegler, Wood Turning
Nelson Ziegler, of Sevierville, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains, is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor. He has won many awards for both his painting and woodturning, both regionally and nationally. Among them, Gold Medal for watercolor at the American Artists Professional League, Honorable Mention-The Artist’s Magazine annual competition. He was chosen the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage artist of the year in 2016. He has participated in numerous juried exhibitions in New York, including Allied Artists, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker National Watercolor Exhibition, Faces of America, Academic Artists Association, Springfield Arts League, Springfield, MA, Guild of Boston Artists, Copley Society, Moston, MA, North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA, Tennessee Watercolor Society and Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.

Dennis Sabo, Photography
Dennis Sabo lives in Loudon, Tennessee and specializes in contemporary abstract, landscape, and seascape photography. His photographic fine art can be found in many private collections as well as those within the healthcare and corporate industries. His photographic artwork is available in open, limited and original edition series. Dennis’s photography has been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions and commercial installations throughout the world. Recently one of his Photographic Metal Prints that sold at the Art Market Gallery went to its new home in Brazil. In 2020, he received the Healing Power of Art excellence award from Manhattan Art International, New York, New York. Continuing his New York accolades, Dennis’s work was recently included in the 2020 William Vale, Brooklyn, New York- August 2020 permanent art collection.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Twelve Angry Jurors

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

Details TBA

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677, www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com

WDVX: Live from Home with Irene Kelley

Category: Music

May 7 thru May 9
Irene Kelley

WDVX is keeping the Real Live Music going from wherever you are with WDVX Live From Home and our Spring Series. Each ticket purchased issues an email that gives you the link to the concert.
+ If you have a smart TV where you can open your email, you can bring the concert up this way to your TV.
+ Open the email on a device that can “cast” its signal to your TV for HD viewing.
+ Use an HDMI cord to join your computer to your TV. Enjoy!

Your tickets to the show will show up as an email within two hours of the show. Thanks in advance for your support of these artists and WDVX. Tickets on sale: https://wdvx.com/watch/

Townsend Spring Festival

  • May 7, 2021 — May 8, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Kids, family and Music

Townsend Spring Festival held May 7-8, 2021

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Spring festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
https://www.smokymountains.org/

Big Foot Festival

  • May 7, 2021 — May 8, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

Big Foot Festival held May 22, 2021

At the Townsend Visitor’s Center
7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
https://www.smokymountains.org/

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: May Classes & Workshops

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

TUESDAY, MAY 4
Smorgasbord Class: “Watercolor Doodles,” with Vera Bogle, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for both members and guests. Number of students: Minimum is 2 and maximum is 8.

FRIDAY, MAY 7
ARTiE Training: Web Review, with John Hufford, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Members only.

TUESDAY, MAY 11
Paint Along with Sam Hill, watercolor demonstration class, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 for AG members or $25 for guests. Students should bring their own watercolor supplies. Number of students: minimum is 4, maximum is 9.

THURSDAY, MAY 13
Home School Children’s Art Class, “Waterfall Landscape” inspired by Canadian artist, J.E.H. MacDonald (1920) 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., with instructor Rosemary Wawro.

TUESDAY, MAY 18
Monthly Members Meeting: 9:30 a.m. In-person attendance will be limited due to social distancing.
Also, browse through “Endless Possibilities,” the AG’s fine arts and craft shop. Attendees should practice social distancing, including wearing face masks.

THURSDAY, MAY 20
“Chain Maille Jewelry: Summer Sky,” with George Gallant. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including a $30 materials fee) is $60 for members or $65 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 2, maximum is 6.

FRIDAY, MAY 21
Watercolor 101 for Beginners, “Blue Daisies” with Vera Bogle. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration and materials cost (including $5 materials fee) is $35 for members or $40 for guests. Number of students: minimum is 2, and maximum is 8.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26
Life Drawing, with Dena Whitener, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. Cost is $5 model fee.

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

Nourish Knoxville: Market at Mary Costa Plaza

  • May 1, 2021 — November 20, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fine Crafts, Free event and Health, wellness

Every Saturday, May 1 – November 20, 2021
9 am – 10 am, dedicated hour of shopping for the elderly and immunocompromised
10 am – 1 pm, hours of shopping for the general public

NO MARKET SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2021 – THANKSGIVING BREAK
Every Saturday, December 4 – December 18, 2021
10 am – 11 am, dedicated hour of shopping for the elderly and immunocompromised
11 am – 1 pm, hours of shopping for the general public

Location:
Mary Costa Plaza, outdoors at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915

The Market at Mary Costa Plaza is the temporary location of the Saturday Market Square Farmers’ Market during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Market at Mary Costa Plaza will continue to operate during the scheduled 2021 Market Square Farmers’ Market season (May 1 – December 18, 2021) until a return to Market Square is deemed safe by the City of Knoxville and Nourish Knoxville.

The Market at Mary Costa Plaza will consist of local farm, food, and craft vendors from the Market Square Farmers’ Market. https://www.nourishknoxville.org/mary-costa/

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