Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Ancient Lore Village: Dinner and Movie with David Keith

  • August 12, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food and Film

August 12, 6:30 pm
Join our special guest, David Keith, for a date night at the Village! Knoxville-native, David, is a director and actor with his breakthrough role being that of aspiring Navy pilot, Sid Worley, in An Officer and a Gentleman. Top off dinner, drinks, and tours of our dwellings with an outdoor screening of the iconic 1982 original, An Officer and a Gentleman, under the stars.

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Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434, info@ancientlorevillage.com, https://ancientlorevillage.com

The Central Collective: Dale's Fried Pies 9 Year Anniversary Pie Pop Up Shop

  • August 12, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Thursday August 12, 5-8pm
Celebrate nine years of Dale's Fried Pies with (you guessed it) fried pies!

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590, info@thecentralcollective.com, www.thecentralcollective.com

Ijams Nature Center: Bluegrass Jamboree

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Kids, family, Music and Science, nature

(All ages) Join Ijams and East Tennessee Bluegrass Association on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m. for the next Bluegrass Jamboree, presented by Cherokee Distributing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Bring a chair or blanket and kick back on the Visitor Center lawn. The Ijams beer garden and a local food truck will be onsite for your refreshment needs.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Rala: Yonder by Sarah Moore

  • August 6, 2021 — September 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

We are excited to announce Sarah Moore as our artist for the months of August and September! Her show Yonder features paintings of natural and wild places in East Tennessee. All paintings are one of a kind originals. Please join us for the show opening from 6 to 8pm on Fri Aug 6.

Yonder will be on display August 6th through September 28th. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we prefer that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!

Sarah Moore is a lifelong painter and current Knoxville resident. She earned her M.Arch degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, and was a Danforth Scholar for the duration of her study there. Her work has been mentioned in The New York Times and Town & Country Magazine, and her paintings have been collected throughout the United States and internationally. https://sarahmoore.studio/

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

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: 12th Annual Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show

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

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the prestigious Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show on Friday, August 6th from 5 - 7 p.m.

Juror-Judge, Carl Gombert was born in Brimfield, Ohio in 1959. He started taking painting lessons at the age of 14 with money he earned delivering newspapers. He completed a BFA in Drawing at the University of Akron and an MFA in Painting at Kent State University. He worked as a stagehand before earning a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at Texas Tech University. He has shown in more than 350 exhibitions across the US and abroad, and his work is in numerous museum and university collections. Since 1993, he has taught painting, drawing, and art history at Maryville College in Tennessee. https://gombertart.com/

Winners will be announced to the public during the August 6th reception. This event is free and open to the public!

Browse through eye-catching displays of paintings (watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencil, acrylic, mixed media), photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more! All artwork in the gallery is available for purchase. Unique gifts can also be found in the Art Guild’s new retail space, “Endless Possibilities, Fine Arts and Crafts.”

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

HoLa Hora Latina: Exhibition by Gabrielle Toledo

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Join us in welcoming our new artist of the month, Gabrielle Toledo, on First Friday August 6th, 5pm-9pm, at Casa HoLa!

Ms. Toledo’s paintings will be displayed at the gallery throughout the month of August during weekdays from 10am-3pm until September 1st and online at HoLaHoraLatina.org. During our First Friday event guests may order a delicious tamale, collect a free art activity for children to do at home, browse the Casa HoLa artisan shop, and enjoy the new exhibits presented by the Arts and Culture Alliance.

Casa HoLa is located inside the Emporium for the Arts on the bottom floor in Suite 112 at 100 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Current office hours are weekdays from 10am – 3pm.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @HoLaHoraLatina and Twitter @CasaHoLa for updates on upcoming exhibits and the 21st annual HoLa Festival, Saturday and Sunday September 25th and 26th at World’s Fair Park.

Primer viernes 6 de agosto: artista destacado Gabrielle Toledo
¡Acompáñenos a la apertura de First Friday presentando los trabajos de la artista Gabrielle Toledo el 6 de agosto a las 5 pm hasta las 9 pm en Casa HoLa!

La exhibición está disponible en Casa HoLa a lo largo del mes de agosto de lunes a viernes desde las 10am hasta las 3pm hasta el miércoles, 1 de septiembre, y en línea en HoLaHoraLatina.org. Durante el evento First Friday, los visitantes pueden comprar ricos tamales de pollo, recoger una actividad de arte gratis para niños, mirar por la Casa HoLa tienda de artesanías, y disfrutar de las nuevas exhibiciones presentadas por la Alianza de Arte y Cultura.

Casa HoLa se ubica en la planta baja del edificio Emporium for the Arts, Suite 112, en 100 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902. Actualmente las horas de la oficina son de lunes a viernes de las 10am a las 3pm.

No olviden de anotar la fecha del HoLa Festival 2021 en sus calendarios, 25 y 26 de septiembre en el parque de la feria mundial (World’s Fair Park)

Encuéntranos Facebook e Instagram @HoLaHoraLatina y en Twitter @CasaHoLa.

Si tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor, llame al 865-335-3358 o envíe un correo electrónico casahola@holafestival.org.

Art Market Gallery: Elle Colquitt

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

Photography & Fiber Vessels
First Friday Reception: August 6, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Elle Colquitt, Photography
Elle's photography showcases the unique artistry that can be found in window reflections. Although her images appear to be taken as a double exposure, each image is captured in a single shot that reflects a moment-in-time. She encourages viewers to take a deeper look into her layered imagery, as hidden components are often waiting to be discovered.

Elle Colquitt, Fiber Vessels
Elle has been working as a professional textile artist since the early 1970's. Currently, she is enjoying the challenge of designing fiber vessels. The wide variety of texture and pattern of her fabrics create designs that impersonate other materials; her work falls somewhere between quilting, basketry, pottery, and sculpture. Each unique vessel features distinctive trims and embellishments.

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

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Julie L. Rabun

  • August 6, 2021 — August 29, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Julie L. Rabun Friday, August 6 from 6-8 pm. Julie is a Professor of Art at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN. She grew up in Knoxville where she attended Bearden High School. Since 2002 she has taught full time in the Carson-Newman University Art Department, coordinates the Emphasis in Graphic Design, and Chairs the department. She also works as a freelance graphic designer and enjoys fine art photography, watercolor, and drawing.

"My artistic process integrates typographic expression within fine artworks. I start with watercolor paper upon which I affix newspaper and/or old book pages. Using this substrate, I apply mixed media to depict a landscape that I have personally visited and photographed. The final image results in areas where letters, words, and printed material are visible."
-Julie L. Rabun

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or https://www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

West Fifth Studios: Field Trip!

  • August 6, 2021 — August 29, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The collective of artists at West Fifth is pleased to bring you “Field Trip!”

Opening reception will be August 6th from 5-9 at @red.gallery.knox but the show will run through the month of August. See you so soon!

Red Gallery, 132 W. Jackson Avenue
https://www.instagram.com/westfifthstudios/

214 Magnolia: Exhibition by Tracye Burnett Sowders

  • August 6, 2021 — August 29, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening reception Friday August 6th, 5-8. Show will be up the month of August.
https://www.facebook.com/tracye.sowders

214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Friday 5-8, Saturday 12-4, and by appointment, via IG button, during the week: https://www.instagram.com/214magnolia/. 865-337-7106 or https://www.214magnolia.com/

The Emporium Center: Our favorite three "R's - Reimagining, Repurposing, and Recycling

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 6-27, 2021. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, August 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features live, contemporary music by classically trained musicians who regularly perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Nief Norf ensemble. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.

Debbie Meritsky and Marc Rotman will present a selection of handmade jewelry, mixed media collages, and stained glass all utilizing reimagined, repurposed, and recycled components.

As is our passion, we integrate repurposed items in many of the pieces we create. The selected pieces that we will exhibit will encompass these types of elements to compliment some of the more mainstream "ingredients" in our work. For example, you will find everything from slumped wine bottles, computer parts, and vintage typewriter parts to electrical components, antique buttons, and various "found" items.

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The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

The Emporium Center: Creations of Love by A. D.

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 6-27, 2021. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, August 6, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features live, contemporary music by classically trained musicians who regularly perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Nief Norf ensemble. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.

A. D. lives in Knoxville and is a Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) bus driver. He studied art intensely in high school and continued taking classes at Roane State Community College. A. D. aims to tell a story with his art, and the recent work he will display features many subjects such as climate change, human trafficking, Harlem Renaissance culture, political and social issues, racism & classism, and more.

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

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