Calendar of Events

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol

Category: Kids, family, Literature, spoken word, writing, Music and Theatre

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy
Music by John Tanner
Clarence Brown Theatre
November 22 – December 21, 2023

Knoxville’s longest-running holiday tradition! For more than three decades, Knoxvillians have returned year-after-year to experience this timeless story of hope and redemption. This season, make A Christmas Carol part of your holiday tradition. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll create a wonderful memory… and you will leave the theater with a warm heart and renewed spirit!

Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information/tickets: 865-974-5161,

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees

  • November 22, 2023 — November 26, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees Presented by Axle Logistics at the
Knoxville Convention Center, November 22-26, 2023.

Online Tickets Will Be Available November 1, 2023
East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees presented by Axle Logistics is returning in 2023, and will be the holiday event you don't want to miss. The annual event is the hospital's largest fundraiser, attracting nearly 60,000 people during the week of Thanksgiving. Travel through a forest of more than 350 beautifully designed trees, holiday accessories, store front windows, door designs, table centerpieces and an Adopt-a-Tree forest decorated by local school children. All priced to sell.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees has become an East Tennessee community and family tradition for more than three decades. Join us and enjoy that magical holiday experience you and your loved ones have come to expect.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Fantasy of Trees raised more than $1.3 Million in 2022, enabling the hospital to purchase a Lifeline ambulance to transport pediatric patients to and from East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Jubilee Community Arts: Thanksgiving Eve Potluck Supper and Old Harp Singing

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Music

Thanksgiving Eve Potluck Supper and Old Harp Singing
Wednesday, November 22, 6:30 pm

Jubilee Community Arts and the Epworth Old Harp Singers host our annual Thanksgiving get together. A potluck supper will be followed by a community singing from the New Harp of Columbia. Shape note singing has a long history in East Tennessee and the Epworth Old Harp Singers are actively carrying on that tradition. The New Harp of Columbia was first published in 1863 in Knoxville, based on the 1848 Harp of Columbia, also published in East Tennessee; a comprehensive edition restoring all omitted songs was published in 2001 thanks to the tireless efforts of singer Larry Olszewski. This singing also serves as the annual memorial singing in honor of Larry. Copies of the restored New Harp of Columbia will be available for loan.

There is no charge, bring a dish to share.
Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets:, 1-800-838-3006 ext 1, and at the door. Information: 865-522-5851,

Pivot Point Gallery: Featuring Alessandra Page

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening Thursday November 16 5-7pm
I'm a primarily self-taught pastelist who moved to Tennessee in the late autumn of 2020 after decades on the coast of Maine I paint both en plein air and in the studio. My work unabashedly steps away from social commentary. I paint calm. I fall in love with the light and let it define what I'll paint. Because of that emotion I often think of my paintings as intimate portraits of the subject.

Pivot Point Gallery, 15 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-248-0050,

The District Gallery: The Big Tiny Show

  • November 10, 2023 — January 6, 2024

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

We are excited to announce the Big Tiny Show is back! The Big Tiny Show is a national juried exhibition of small 2D works, opening Friday, November 10, 2023. The Big Tiny Show will include works from established and emerging artists, in a variety of subject matter, media, and expression. The focus of the Big Tiny Show is to celebrate the power of delightfully tiny original art. Each original work of art has a history and a story that we’re excited to share with our clients. It is our aim to make these tiny, but mighty, original works accessible to anyone and everyone.

GALLERY HOURS: Tues – Fri: 10:00 – 5:30 and Sat: 10:00 – 4:00
5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, 865-200-4452

West Park Baptist Church: Inspired! A Theatrical Event

  • November 9, 2023 — November 28, 2023

Category: Theatre

Inspired! Inspired! is a theatrical event that tells the true stories behind the famous songs we have all come to love. Included are “Amazing Grace,” “It is Well With My Soul,” and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”
It will world-premiere in the HUB at West Park Baptist Church at 8833 Middlebrook Pike, for six performances: Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 and Nov. 11 & 18 at 2 pm. The cast will then take the play to the Palace Theatre in Crossville to help raise funds for the C5 Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County, Nov. 28 at 7 pm.


Arts & Culture Alliance: The Bottom: Ceramics Soul Collective Group Show

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

This inaugural exhibition of The Bottom’s newly formed Ceramics Soul Collective celebrates the following individuals’ actions: Jalynn Baker, Maggie Connolly, Jazzmine Curtis, Fitrah Hamid Golden, George Habeib, Alex Kellam, Ty Murray, Jeremy Myles, Eric Sherwood, and Kifeney Walker.

Over the last eighteen months, Ceramics Soul Collective has gathered together each week to make, explore creative expressions, and grow the Knoxville Black Creative community through the ceramic art form. The very existence of this class is a testament to the power of individual and collective imagination to resist expectations, repair our ever-expanding souls, and reclaim our creative voices. This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Read more about the artists at

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24. Most of the works on exhibition will be for sale and may be purchased by visiting in person or the online shop at For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Fountain City Art Center: Celebration of FCAC Permanent Collection

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

November 7 – November 23, 2023: Celebration of FCAC Permanent Collection

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tue-Thu 10 AM - 4 PM. Information: 865-357-2787,

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Works by Hannah Morrow

  • November 6, 2023 — December 22, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Instagram @han.morrow;

Growing up in Marietta, Georgia, I had a deep passion for art, particularly for drawing animals. I was so passionate about it that I even did my first dog portrait in middle school. My passion for color and gesture only grew as I attended The University of Tennessee and earned my BFA. I've since moved to Chattanooga, where I live with my husband and daughter, Della.

My professional career in photography has helped me to hone in on details, color, and composition, which in turn has enhanced my ability to capture the unique personalities of pets on paper. I'm equally drawn to realism and detail, and the vibrancy and movement of color and paint strokes. Together, they create pieces that speak to the viewer.

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

Ewing Gallery: AI T.B.D.

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

This exhibition, curated by Julie Kress and Mark Stanley, professors in the College of Architecture and Design, exhibits the work of artists, designers, and architects whose work practice makes use of Artificial Intelligence.

The Ewing Gallery will be closed November 22-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Location: The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Times: M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm, Thur: 10am - 7:30pm, Sun: 1-4pm
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Tomato Head: Exhibition by Andrew Godwin - Second Nature

  • November 3, 2023 — January 9, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

A solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper.
Instagram @andrewgodwinart

Market Sq, Nov 5 - Dec 3
Kingston Pk, Dec 5 - Jan 9

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville. Daily hours: 11 AM - 8:30 PM

Dogwood Arts: Fragile

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

Join us for the Opening Reception of 'Fragile', a group exhibition featuring sculptural and functional ceramics by 42 local + regional artists.
• First Friday (Nov. 3rd): 5-8PM
• First Friday (Dec. 1st) 5-7PM [Christmas Parade begins at 7PM]

'Fragile' is a juried exhibition featuring work by Cecilia Albert-Black, Saul Alpert-Abrams, Kendra Barth, Sophie Blondel, Joan Bontempo, Anna Boynton, Alex Broussard, Jordan Butzine, Kate Buuck, Jose Calabres, Jill Campbell, Marissa Childers, John E. Cole, Maggie Connolly, Morena Constantinou, Deborah Corley, Garrett Durland, Amy Evans, Lauren Farkas, Bailey Fritz, Maddison Graybill, Barron Hall, Amanda Humphreys, Jennifer Kaplan, Ellie Kotsianas Christner, Lisa Kurtz, Hsiu-yi Lai, Hannah Langer, Andrea Larsen, Frank Martin, Amanda McDonald, Emily Morin, Diahn Ott, Ashley Pegram, Caitlin Robinson, Tina Rosling, Maya Stansbury, Cindy Sugg, Kathleen Sutton, Colleen Tongco, Bryan Wilkerson, and Jacene Witzel.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561, www.dogwoodarts123 W. Regular Gallery Hours: M-F | 9AM-5PM

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