Calendar of Events
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Bijou Theatre: Samantha Fish, Jesse Dayton, Jon Spencer and Eric Johanson
SHAKE 'EM ON DOWN TOUR WITH SAMANTHA FISH, JESSE DAYTON, JON SPENCER,
AND ERIC JOHANSON on WEDNESDAY, NOV 29, 7:30PM at the Bijou Theatre.
Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/
Fort Kid Mural Ribbon-cutting
Wednesday, November 29, 4 p.m.
Fort Kid Park, 1050 World's Fair Park
Mayor Indya Kincannon, artist Dustin Durham, and other community members will cut the ribbon on the newly completed, Fort Kid Park interactive sidewalk mural. Durham, along with those who came out for community paint days, created a colorful, activity filled space along the concrete sidewalk and retaining walls leading to the park. Prompts on squares of the multicolor surface entice players to answer questions to move up and down the “game board”. This also serves as another way to increase connectivity between the Park and the neighboring Knoxville Museum of Art.
Funding for the mural project comes from the American Rescue Plan Act. Those funds, distributed by the US Department of Treasury, were allocated after Mayor Kincannon proposed, and City Council approved, a plan for the Art and Culture Alliance to administer grants to support local art and culture projects to aid in the COVID-19 recovery process. These grants help by providing jobs and education, boosting tourism, and providing community benefit.
The crosswalk will have a separate painted design installed in early Spring 2024.
Little River Art & Frame: Five Days of Christmas
HAVE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE EVERY TIME YOU STOP IN! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DAILY DISCOUNTS AND FREEBIES. ENJOY QUIET, RELAXED SHOPPING AWAY FROM THE COMMERCIAL HUSTLE AND BUSTLE WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE MOST UNIQUE ITEMS TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. GET A STAMP ON YOUR LITTLE RIVER PASSPORT TO EARN A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO USE ON ORIGINAL ART!
Day 1 Monday, November 27: Merry Cup o' Joe
Experience our brand new locally roasted gourmet coffee.
Select a free Little River Art mug with purchase of coffee.
Day 2 Tuesday, November 28: Dogs around the Tree
We have everything to help you celebrate the Season with your favorite pups. Shop while sipping hot chocolate and take home a treat for your fur baby too.
Take home a dog felted ornament with any $20 purchase.
Day 3 Wednesday, November 29: Holiday High Tea
Join us for a special tea party. You can sample our loose teas while enjoying scones and finger sandwiches.
Purchase any tea and get a china tea cup ornament.
Day 4 Thursday, November 30: Deck Your Halls
Beautiful art, sparkling lights, and colorful decor-- take your pick! Enjoy homemade caramel corn and hot cider while you shop.
Buy one of our beautiful ornaments and get one free.
Day 5 Friday, December 1: Holiday Happy Hour 3PM-6PM
Sip a cocktail with us while wrapping up you last minute shopping. And we will wrap up your presents free of charge.
Take home a holiday rocks glass with a $20 purchase.
Little River Art & Frame, 4313 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, Tn 37909
Knoxville Museum of Art: 18th annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition
Welcome to the 18th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition, presented by the Knoxville Museum of Art. The ETRSAE showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education. This annual exhibition provides the opportunity for students to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artworks displayed in a professional art museum environment. We are so delighted by the quality of the artworks, the dedication of the teachers, and the commitment of the museum staff to establish a museum/school tradition for our community.
Public, private, and home schools grade 6–12 in 32 East Tennessee counties were invited to submit up to 15 artworks per teacher. Categories for the competition include ceramic, drawing, digital imagery/video production, mixed media, painting, computer graphics, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Each participating school is represented by one work of art.
The Best-in-Show winner receives a Purchase Award of $500, and the artwork becomes a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. The Best-in-Middle School winner receives $250. If you are a NAEA/TAEA member and the teacher of the student who is selected as this year’s Best-in-Show and Best in Middle School, you will receive a $100 Art Educator Award from the Knoxville Museum of Art. Each student in the exhibition receives a certificate of participation and the “Best” in each of the 10 categories. The winners receive a cash award and a museum family membership.
Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, www.knoxart.org. Admission and parking are free.
Holidays on Ice
HOLIDAYS ON ICE
PRESENTED BY HOME FEDERAL BANK
Friday, November 24, 2023 through
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Take a skate on Knoxville's open air ice skating rink.
More information available at KnoxvillesHolidaysOnIce.com.
Theatre Knoxville Downtown: A Tuna Christmas
A TUNA CHRISTMAS
Fri. Nov 24th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sat. Nov 25th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sun. Nov 26th 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. Nov 30th 2023, 7:30 pm
Fri. Dec 1st 2023, 7:30 pm
Sat. Dec 2nd 2023, 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec 3rd 2023, 3:00 pm
Thu. Dec 7th 2023, 7:30 pm
Fri. Dec 8th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sat. Dec 9th 2023, 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec 10th 2023, 3:00 pm
Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999, www.theatreknoxville.com
Clarence Brown Theatre: A Christmas Carol
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, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com
Pivot Point Gallery: Featuring Alessandra Page
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, www.pivotpointgallery.com
The District Gallery: The Big Tiny Show
THE BIG TINY SHOW - A SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT
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
Westminster Presbyterian Church: Works by Hannah Morrow
Instagram @han.morrow; www.hannahmorrowart.com
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 www.wpcknox.org
Ewing Gallery: AI T.B.D.
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
For more information: email@example.com | https://ewing-gallery.utk.edu
Tomato Head: Exhibition by Andrew Godwin - Second Nature
A solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper.
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