Calendar of Events
Thursday, December 21, 2023
Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring The Nutcracker and More
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Knoxville. Get your tickets now to discover your favorite Holiday classics at The Press Room under the gentle glow of candlelight.
Performers: Listeso String Quartet
Venue: The Press Room
Dates and times: select your dates/times directly in the ticket selector
Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
View the FAQs for this event here
Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
At The Press Room
730 North Broadway, Knoxville, 37917
Tennessee Theatre: Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 | 2PM & 6PM
This Christmas is special. Gather the family close and make it a Holiday to remember with tickets to NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. A Christmas Gift overflowing with an international cast of stars from across the world from Ukraine, Japan, Italy and Turkey perform with towering puppets, breath taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes.
Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200, www.tennesseetheatre.com
River & Rail Theatre Company: It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Adapted by Joe Landry
'It's a Wonderful Life' is based on the story, 'The Greatest Gift' by Philip Van Doren Stern
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve
River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727, www.riverandrailtheatre.com
Lilienthal Gallery: Flow: Mastering a Brushstroke
December 1, 5 - 9 pm
Lilienthal Gallery cordially invites you to the opening of Flow: Mastering a Brushstroke, which contemplates the meditative dance through which the energetic flow of creativity is transmitted by poetic forms of ink and motion.
ARTIST TALK at 6:30 pm
German artist Sigrid Artmann will discuss her calligraphic process of Absolute Writing, a practice which delves into the intuition of body-soul connection.
DRESS CODE - Minimalistic composition of black and white.
Launching an exclusive, limited-edition brew by Crafty Bastard featuring the work of Sigrid Artmann.
Flow is the synthesis between action and awareness— a state by which all else falls away in favor of the fullest moment of subjective creativity.
CURATED BY ILANA LILIENTHAL AND KELLY FERGUSON
PRESENTING ARTWORKS BY SIGRID ARTMANN, GUO HAI-JIANG, AND ANTHONY HUANG
23 Emory Place
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Rala: Works by Brian Pittman
The opening reception will be from 6-8pm December 1st. Brian, aka "The Cathedral Guy", creates highly detailed work that is recognizable throughout Knoxville. An architect by trade, he designs each cathedral, castle, floor plan, and rose window from his imagination. Brian's work will remain on display from December 1st - January 31st.
Tri-Star Arts: Greetings From Vestal III
FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 5:00—8:00 pm
TRI-STAR ARTS RECEPTION feat. Tri-Star Arts resident studio artists Rachel Sevier Dallery, Casey Field, Lisa Flanary, Risa Hricovsky, and Ashley Pace
Friday, December 1, 2023 (5-8pm) and will run through Saturday, January 27, 2024. Curator: Brian R. Jobe.
Hop by Gabrielle Barnhart (Knoxville, TN)
opens Friday, December 1, 2023 (5-8pm) and will run through Saturday, January 15, 2024. This show is located within the unique architectural space of a narrow wooden stairwell.
The Lottery by Melissa Catanese (Pittsburgh, PA)
curated / organized by Mauro Antonio Barreto (Nashville, TN)
Friday, December 1, 2023 (curator in attendance). One night only.
Root by Jason Sheridan Brown (Knoxville, TN)
on view through Tuesday, December 31, 2024
The Tri-Star Arts Gallery and Studios are located in the historic Candoro Marble Building, 5 minutes from downtown Knoxville at the corner of Maryville Pike and Candora Avenue.
4450 Candora Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920
This exhibition is open to the public regularly from Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, alongside iconic spaces within the Candoro Marble Building — located in the Vestal neighborhood of Knoxville. Photo: Bruce Cole.
Art Market Gallery: Ed Lewis and Kate McCullough
First Friday Reception: December 1th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm with complimentary refreshments and music
Ed Lewis’s innovative woodworking will be featured during the month of December. Ed's woodworking journey spans a lifetime, transitioning to woodturning in 2017 after retiring. A standout member of the Smoky Mountain Woodturners, he's won multiple club challenges, showcasing his dedication and skill. He began with traditional pieces but quickly delved into segmented turnings, creating diverse works like wood snakes, moonshine stills, and lighthouses. Ed generously shares his expertise by teaching woodturning to students at Wears Valley Ranch. His innovative segmented pieces earned him spots at the prestigious Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville in both 2019 and 2023, where his talent dazzled audiences.
Kate McCullough’s stunning watercolor paintings will be featured. Kate McCullough began painting in watercolor about 18 years ago after a 35-year hiatus from art. Initially her studies at Villa Marie College and SUNY College at Buffalo included general design, art history and oil and acrylic painting. When she returned to painting, she decided that watercolor was a medium that she would like to explore. Kate immediately fell in love with it and hasn't looked back. She has studied art at UT and has attended many workshops. Kate is the former president of the Knoxville Watercolor Society and a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society.
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
Bennett: Epicurean by Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Join us in The Gallery this December as we celebrate new work by Denise Stewart-Sanabria in her exhibit Epicurean Indulgences. The exhibit opens on December 1 and runs through December 29.
We will kick off the exhibit with a Champagne Open House on Saturday, December 2nd from 11–4, with meet the artist from 12–3. Stop by!
Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30; Sundays in December 1-5. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/
Knoxville Watercolor Society: Exhibition at Rose Center
"From an Eastern Tennessee Point of View"
442 W 2nd N St., Morristown, TN 37814
open Mondays - Fridays. 9am-5pm, and Sat. Dec 2nd 9am-4pm
Opening Reception, Friday, December 1st, 6-8 PM
Exhibit open December 1st - December 21st, 2023
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.
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