Calendar of Events

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tax-free weekend: Food & Food Ingredients

  • August 1, 2022 — August 31, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

This year, Tennessee has not one, but three tax free holidays! They range from clothing and school supplies to groceries and even gun safety equipment. Dates:

July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023: Gun Safes & Safety Equipment
August 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022: Food & Food Ingredients

Qualifying gun safes for the sales tax holiday have locking containers equipped with a padlock, key lock, combination lock or other device to store guns securely. This sales tax holiday runs until June 2023, so there is plenty of time to make your purchases.

The new grocery sales tax holiday is welcome especially with the rising cost of food. Best of all, this sales tax holiday will last the entire month of August. A good rule of thumb for this sales tax holiday is if you can find it in a grocery store, it’s included. However, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, candy, dietary supplements and prepared food will not be tax free. Keep in mind that food purchased at a “micro market or vending machine” is subject to sales tax. The state estimates this sales tax holiday will save Tennesseans more than $80 million.

Art Exhibition by Alan M. Jones (Theophilus) and Xavier Maurice Jones

  • August 1, 2022 — August 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring works by father and son!

AUGUST 1-31, 2022
BURLINGTON BRANCH LIBRARY
4614 ASHEVILLE HIGHWAY, KNOXVILLE, TN 37914
EXHIBIT IS VIEWABLE DURING LIBRARY HOURS
MON, 10:30AM - 8PM; TUE-THU, 10:30AM-5PM; FRI-SAT, 1-5PM

RECEPTION WILL BE HELD THURSDAY ~ AUGUST 25 FROM 5PM TO 7PM

Ijams Nature Center: Relax with Monday Yoga

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Ijams is partnering with Hope Irwin to bring you a weekly yoga class on Mondays from 6-7 pm at the Visitor Center. This class may be outdoors on the back patio or indoors during inclement weather, and will happen rain or shine!

Classes will target flexibility, strength, and balance by using variations of Vinyasa, Hatha, and Power flows. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Classes are $10 at the door. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
https://www.ijams.org/event-details/yoga-at-ijams-2022-08-01-19-00

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday with Jodie Manross

Category: Free event and Music

AT 12:00PM (DOORS OPEN AT 11:30AM)

We are pleased to welcome you to the Theatre to enjoy a LIVE concert featuring House Organist Freddie Brabson on the Tennessee Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Freddie will be joined on stage by Jodie Manross, a folk and blues singer-songwriter who splits her time between Knoxville and Rugby, Tennessee. Jodie has opened for artists such as BB King, John Mayer, Blind Boys of Alabama, Keb' Mo', Leon Russell, Sugarland, Norman Blake, Hays Carl, and Jennifer Nettles. She was a Bonnaroo artist and lived and performed in New York City for five years before moving back to Tennessee. She has had music featured on FOX TV's hit show "So You Think You Can Dance," and her music is used by various dance companies throughout the United States.

Share with your friends and family, and save the date - we hope to see you there! Please note that we will not be providing lunch, but concessions will be available for purchase.

For more information about our health and safety initiatives, please click below on our COVID-19 and Show Updates. We advise you review these just prior to attending an event as well in the event there are changes.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com

Ijams Hallway Gallery: COMMA - Natural Elements & Flights of Fancy

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

In the Ijams Visitor Center

COMMA Art Group presents two exhibitions:
Natural Elements: Artworks inspired by and related to Nature
Flights of Fancy: Artworks celebrating Hummingbirds
Reception: 1-3pm, Saturday, August 13, 2022, following the Hummingbird Festival

COMMA Art Group was founded in 2004 by award-winning former and current art teachers who meet weekly to create plein air artwork. Participating artists are: Phyllis Ball, Nancy Campbell, Gay Nell Gray, Judy Jorden, Cheri Jorgenson, Shelley Mangold, Martha Robbins, Caitlin Seidler, Valerie Sigmon, Carol Vinson, Suzanne Wedekind, Owen Weston, and Jackie Spaulding-Wright.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

East Tennessee Community Design Center: Art Auction

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

READY, SET, BID! OVER 50 PIECES OF ART AVAILABLE at 5 PM

One week before our Celebration, our third annual art auction will go live online. We're excited over the coming weeks to share some of the pieces on social media, so stay tuned there, and once the auction goes live, we will send out an email with instructions on how to bid. The art will all be displayed for viewing at the Celebration, and the auction will close at 9 PM on August 3.

East Tennessee Community Design Center, 1300 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-525-9945, www.communitydc.org

Zoo Knoxville: Zoo After-Hours

Category: Culinary arts, food, Kids, family and Science, nature

Come enjoy our extended After-Hours from 5 PM – 8 PM every Thursday! These evenings are free for members or with a general admission ticket. The Splash Pad is open all day and evening! The carousel and train will also be open and providing free rides! NEW, every After-Hours Thursday we will now have a DJ in the Plaza! Come out and dance to the beats! Each month will feature a special menu and local draft beer.

Thursdays 5-8 PM
Member Admission - Free
General Admission - Free with Zoo Ticket
https://zooknoxville.org/event/zoo-after-hours-2/

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-637-5331, www.zooknoxville.org

Tennessee Stage Co: Knoxville Shakespeare As You Like It

Category: Kids, family, Science, nature and Theatre

Thu-Sun at 7:30 PM at Ijams Nature Center
Camp chairs recommended

Join us at Ijams Nature Center July 20th through August 7th for Knoxville Shakespeare's "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare, directed by Allison Crye. Love triangles (that's kind of like an octagon), forests, and fools! We look forward to seeing you soon. Keep an eye out for notifications for when you can get your hands on some tickets!

www.tennesseestage.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/408141327445375

Oak Ridge Art Center: The Fabric of Memory

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

Memories are the fabric of our lives. Our experiences are woven together on the warp of time to create a tapestry of meaning: sometimes coming together to form a clear picture in one’s mind; sometimes waiting to be resolved, or unraveling. For some, fabric can hold memories – your grandmother’s quilt, the dress you wore to prom, the baby booties you knit for your first child, even the wine stain on your best tablecloth. Each represents a memory spun into the fabric of one’s life.

Dates: July 9, 2022 – August 19, 2022
Opening Reception: July 9, 2022

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

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Dynamic Nature: Paintings and Drawings by Kathy Holland

  • July 1, 2022 — August 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

In the Schilling Gallery of Westminster Presbyterian Church from July 1- August 31, 2022.

A native of Virginia, Kathy Holland attended the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking. The following summer she studied with master wood-engraver Blair Hughes-Stanton at the Central School of Art and Design in London, England. Holland has maintained her professional studio practice since graduation, exhibiting drawings, etchings, relief prints, and paintings in juried regional, national, and international competitions and solo shows. Since moving to East Tennessee in 1997, Holland has been an active member of the Art Market Gallery, a longstanding artist-run cooperative gallery of original art and fine craft in Knoxville, TN. Her work is included in public and private collections in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Uruguay. Her home and studio are in Oak Ridge. For additional info, please visit her website: http://www.kathyhollandstudio.com/

Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org

Fountain City Art Center: Art Educator Show

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

On July 1st we will be having a Show Opening Reception for our Regional Emeritus Art Teachers. It's been several years since we've had this group of talented folks exhibit their work. We'd love you to stop in for light snacks and cool water to enjoy the opening from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Thanks to Christine Harness and Judy Jorden for spearheading this project!

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

TVUUC: Works by Bobbie Crews and Clay Thurston

  • June 17, 2022 — August 3, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public

When: Reception Friday, June 17, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Gallery hours: 10-4, Monday and 10-3, Tuesday through Thursday.
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Bobbie Crews Thurston
Born and raised in NW Ohio, Bobbie lives and works in Knoxville, TN. A self-taught painter, she earned her fine art degree in painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee School of Art in 2007 as the mom in the class. The value of good skills, content and good design are immensely important to her work. Painting professionally since 1993 Bobbie loves painting portraits of people and her paintings of antique automobiles are produced much like her oil portraits. They are composed of layers of color in an additive and reductive process to create a likeness, but also capturing character, attitude and light. She has been showing her automotive paintings in Concours d’Elegance shows since 2013 and is a member of the Oil Painters of America. She is currently showing in the Nationals of the OPA in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Clay Thurston
A wildlife and nature photographer for over 35 years, I’ve been lucky to travel the world recording wildlife and nature in their natural habitats. Sharing these experiences through workshops, programs and exhibitions makes me want to photograph even more. I enjoy recording the personalities of the animals that I photograph... nature has provided me with many hours of entertainment and amazement. I feel fortunate to be able to witness things that others will never see in person. I truly enjoy what I do and photography is as much therapy as it is work! I now use Digital cameras and lenses from 12mm - 600mm. I do all of my own printing, matting and framing... using only archival inks, papers, mats and framing techniques. My photographs will be around for many years to come. I have been honored to present my work to the North American Nature Photographers Association and to many other fine photography and civic organizations. I’m available for programs, critiques, workshops, classes and individual instruction. This show however, is very different from any show that I have ever done. All of these images are a direct result of Covid.

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