Calendar of Events

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Rose Center: Cosmic Portals by Cosima

  • August 7, 2022 — September 2, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

An ART EXHIBITION of oil & watercolor works:

Reception on Sun Aug 7, 2-4 PM
Join us in the Edith Davis Gallery for a fun afternoon of art, mingling and light refreshments

The Rose Center, 442 West Second North St, Morristown, TN, 37814. Hours: M-F 9-5. Information: 423-581-4330,

Nourish Knoxville: National Farmers Market Week

  • August 7, 2022 — August 13, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Health, wellness and Science, nature

August 7 - 13, 2022 is National Farmers Market Week! In celebration, Nourish Knoxville is hosting multiple events throughout the week to celebrate the impact of our local farmers’ markets. Join us!

• Vote for us to win America's Favorite Farmers' Market in the American Farmland Trust’s national competition! Be sure to cast your vote for the Market Square Farmers’ Market or New Harvest Farmers’ Market as your favorite market in the country and help us win $5,000 to help further our mission!
• Grab your friends and head to Printshop Beer Co. every Tuesday during the month of August! Printshop Beer Co. will be donating $1 of every tasty craft beer sold on Tuesdays back to Nourish Knoxville. No better way to celebrate it not being Monday.

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 2920 SUTHERLAND AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
The Boocherie, created by the successful kombucha entrepreneurs at Frog Juice, is Knoxville’s first sober bar. Adults can enjoy an eclectic and cozy bar atmosphere minus the triggers of alcohol with a menu including mocktails, honey sodas, and kombucha. The Boocherie will be donating $1 of every pint to Nourish Knoxville and will be partnering with private chef Stephanie Shershaw to provide a locally-inspired brunch for guests from 12 – 2 pm, $12 a person. Join the Facebook event here!

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | 1532 ISLAND HOME AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37920
Are you a Nourish Knoxville super fan? Do you want to create a one-of-a-kind Nourish Knoxville t-shirt? Come out and dye your own Nourish Knoxville t-shirt with us at Printshop Beer Co. - register here! Each registration includes a 100% organic cotton tee with Nourish Knoxville logo, plastic gloves, and the option to tie-dye or vat-dye in a variety of colors with expert Melissa Everett Textiles!

Don’t want to tie-dye but want to hang out? Come on out, no registration necessary! The brewery will be open as usual, and $1 from each beer purchased throughout the evening will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. PLUS - Stolen Streetlights will also be joining us, selling their locally made craft sausage using pasture raised pork!

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | MARKET SQUARE
Don’t forget to visit our midweek Market Square Farmers' Market (Yes! The Market Square Farmers' Market happens on Wednesdays, too!) to pick up all sorts of local goodies from 30+ vendors! Shopping local is a great way to celebrate National Farmers' Market Week by helping support our local growers and producers who make our farmers' markets possible!

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | 2924 SUTHERLAND AVE, KNOXVILLE, TN 37919
Have you ever wondered just what the Nourish Knoxville staff and board are up to? Drop in to Albright Grove to have a beer and chat! Our friendly board and staff love talking to folks and sharing why Nourish Knoxville is important to us. Plus, $1 of every beer will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. Come try their delicious craft beer inspired by the beautiful wilderness of East Tennessee.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 4775 NEW HARVEST LN, KNOXVILLE, TN 37918
Be sure to visit our small but mighty New Harvest Farmers' Market just off Washington Pike near the East Town Target! Not only can you shop with 10+ local vendors BUT you can also participate in our Nourish Moves program and receive $3 in Produce Bucks to spend at the market! PLUS take part in fun activities for the whole family lead by our special guests from KORE!

Head out to either Crafty Bastard location where $1 of every beer will be donated to Nourish Knoxville. This artisanal, small-batch brewery has deep roots in our community with beers that run from very traditional to highly experimental. Drinking local craft beer has never been better for the community (or tasted so good)!

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | MARKET SQUARE
Finish off the week by visiting our flagship Saturday market. With over 100 food and craft vendors, you’re sure to find a little something for everyone! Bring the whole family and participate in Nourish Kids where kids can try a sample of fresh, local produce, engage in a free activity, and get $5 in Produce Bucks to spend at the market!


Lilienthal Gallery: "Rooms" by Illana Lilienthal

  • August 5, 2022 — October 23, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

First Friday August 5th

“Rooms,” will be a solo show presenting a breadth of work by Ilana Lilienthal. A “room” is a space we create in order to be in, that we design to evoke certain feelings and emotions. When we create space, the goal is to influence both ourselves and others around us. In a conversation with a “room” we live or work in, there is a dance between forms, colors, and objects – creating a distinct energy field. This show encompasses three rooms, each inspired by a different palette. Red, Black & White, and Amber, each representing a color field working as a unique spiritual, psychological, and emotional experience.

23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917

A1LabArts: Small & Mighty Art Gallery

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday, August 5
4pm - 7pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.

Come see the new "Small & Mighty" art gallery A1LabArts created inside Scruffy's Cafe. A1's show will be displayed through September 27. Scruffy's Cafe will receive a 20% commission on all art sold. Artists may also use this gallery for future shows, beginning in October.

At 5:30 pm, Talisa Cantrell, a Scruffy's Cafe co-owner, will cut the ribbon on the new gallery.

All First Friday guests will receive free access into the cat room after signing a waiver. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale.

1015 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: 13th Annual Judged & 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 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. at which time the winners will be announced.

Juror-Judge, Nick DeFord is an artist, educator, and arts administrator who resides in Knoxville, TN. He received his MFA from Arizona State University, and an MS and BFA from the University of Tennessee. Nick regularly exhibits his fiber and mixed media work, with past exhibitions at the Bascom Center for Visual Arts, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Knoxville Museum of Art and East Tennessee State University. His artwork and writing have been published in Surface Design Journal, Elephant Magazine, Hayden Ferry Review, and Willow Springs. Currently, DeFord is the Chief Programs Officer at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, as well as a board member for the National Basketry Organization. He also regularly teaches fiber workshops, with past workshops at the University of Louisville, East Carolina University, Arrowmont, and Penland School of Craft. In the fall of 2018 he was a resident at the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Additionally, he was the juror/reviewer for the Ohio Arts Council and the juror for the American Tapestry Biennial 13.

This event is free and open to the public Monday - Saturday from 9 - 4 p.m. Browse through eye-catching displays of paintings (watercolor, oil, pastels, colored pencil, acrylic, mixed media), photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more! Artwork in the gallery is available for purchase. Unique gifts can also be found in the Art ’s Center’s retail space, “Endless Possibilities, Fine Arts and Crafts.”

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Hours: M-Sa 9-4. Information: 931-707-7249,

Art Market Gallery: John Adkins & Vicki Bradshaw

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

First Friday Reception: August 5th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

John Adkins, Painting
John has a love for plein air paintings and still life paintings. His artistic journey began as a high school student in Guin, Alabama. He earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from Auburn University in 1976. John has discovered over time that practicing pharmacy and painting can both be healing and therapeutic activities. His art education has continued over 45 years in various workshops and with numerous teachers! In October 1999 he laid the groundwork for the “Plein Air Artists of Alabama” (PAAA), the first plein air organization in the state of Alabama. He served as PAAA president until 2010 when the group became inactive. John has several prints available for purchase along with his original works. Contact the artist or visit his website for details. John believes in the continuing power of art to change the world and open doors. Art knocks down barriers and is a language understood by all. The combination of good friends, fellowship, and painting over the years are true blessings for John. He feels very fortunate to be an artist and believes art is a gift that God provides us in order for us to share in the beauty and wonder of His creation. “Art opens doors and enriches lives.”

Vicki Bradshaw, Mixed Media
Vickie Bradshaw is a Southern Appalachian based artist who has been making art for the last thirty years across a variety of media. She has taught metals and torch-fired enamel classes at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. She is especially interested in mixed-media art and the functionality of found objects. She received her BFA from Memphis College of Arts. Currently she is showing and selling her work at art festivals across the south.

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

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Susan B. Miller

  • August 5, 2022 — August 28, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artists Susan B Miller Friday, August 5, from 6-8 pm.

Susan grew up in Knoxville and with her husband raised their children here. She earned a BFA in drawing from UTK. Her art is primarily watercolor or pencil. She has won top awards in local and state competitions. Currently, she is concentrating on common things in nature that she sees on her frequent walks.

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

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, or

Beck Cultural Exchange Center: 8th Annual 8th of August Jubilee

  • August 5, 2022 — August 8, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Film, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Stay Tuned for More Information ... Tickets available beginning Friday, July 15 for the Red-Carpet Movie Screening

Evelyn Jack & The Summer Soul Whitty Band Concert

Lonsdale Homecoming Parade with Beck Emancipation Tribute

SUNDAY AUGUST 7, Freedmen's Mission Historic Cemetery, Knoxville College
Libation Ceremony

MONDAY AUGUST 8, Historic Tennessee Theatre
“After Selma,” by Emmy-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland.
The march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday galvanized a nation and forced the country to create the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Now, everyone could vote. What has happened since and what tactics are being used today to suppress voting rights? The fight for the right to vote continues.

Featuring Special Guest Jo Ann Bland
Featuring Special Guest Loki Mulholland

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915. Hours: Tu-F 10-2. Information: 865-524-8461,

Tennessee Theatre Summer Movie Magic weekend

Category: Film and Kids, family

On Friday nights, movies about some of the best bands of all time will be featured for the Summer of Sound series. Popular Picks will be a staple for Saturday nights. Matinees on Sunday will be all about Family Fun and feature movies that everyone can enjoy. Friday and Saturday night showings will begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to each movie’s start time at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. The full schedule of the Summer Movie Magic series includes:

Summer of Sound
• A Hard Day’s Night – Friday, Aug. 5
• The Song Remains the Same – Friday, Aug. 19

Popular Picks
• The Big Chill – Saturday, Aug. 6
• Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – Saturday, Aug. 20

Family Fun
• Mary Poppins – Sunday, Aug. 7
• The Princess Bride – Sunday, Aug. 21

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12 as well as seniors 65 and older. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Ijams Nature Center: Bird Nerd Speaker Series

Category: Classes, workshops, Kids, family and Science, nature

Aug. 2 - "The Hidden Wonders of Hummingbirds" (6-8 pm)
Join local naturalist, artist, and bird nerd, Stephen Lyn Bales, for a lively exploration of all things hummingbirds!

​Aug. 6 - "The Mystery of Monarchs" (6-8 pm)
Join local naturalist, artist, and bird nerd, Stephen Lyn Bales, as he gives you an inside look at one of this region's longest migratory fliers - the monarch butterfly!

​Aug. 9 - "Identifying Local Birds of Prey" (6-8 pm)
Join naturalist, artist, and bird nerd, Stephen Lyn Bales, for an evening dedicated to learning the skills to easily identify Knoxville's local birds of prey.

Aug. 11 - "The Hidden Wonders of Hummingbirds" (6-8 pm)
Join local naturalist, artist, and bird nerd, Stephen Lyn Bales, for a lively exploration of all things hummingbirds!

Register in advance

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717,

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
MON, 10:30AM - 8PM; TUE-THU, 10:30AM-5PM; FRI-SAT, 1-5PM


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