Calendar of Events

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Nourish Knoxville's Winter Farmer's Market

  • December 3, 2022 — March 25, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

Every Saturday, December 3-17 and January 21 – March 25, 2023*
10 am – 2 pm
* NO WINTER FARMERS’ MARKETS ON 12/24/2022, 12/31/2022, 1/7/2023, OR 1/14/2023

2022 – 2023 Location: Outdoors on historic Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville

Nourish Knoxville’s Winter Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the WFM is grown or made by our vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more!

Public restrooms are available on the ground floor of the Market Square Garage.
https://www.nourishknoxville.org/winter-market/

Oak Ridge Art Center: Gallery of Holiday Shops

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

A Week of Delights! Due to the unrivaled success of Gallery of Holiday Shops in the past two years, we will host the event for a full week again, making it a week of delights!
Gallery of Holiday Shops will be run from Saturday, December 3 through Saturday, December 10 from 9 to 4 pm each day. We will have some artists and several volunteers here to help you make purchases and package your items. As in the past, we will have one cashier area so each shopper need only make one purchase and will not have to carry all the merchandise around as you shop all the booths. We suggest you make reservations to come to the show when you prefer, but will take walk-ins when, and if, numbers in the building will allow. This annual event offers guests an opportunity to access one-of-a-kind creations by regional artists and artisans in a variety of media. We hope this coincides with the need of members of our community to find beautiful, meaningful items for their loved ones for the holidays in a safe environment.

There is never an admission fee, and proceeds from the artists’ sales will benefit both the artists and the Art Center. Shopping local is a great way to support regional artists, the Art Center, and our local economy.

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

Sustainable Future Center: Makers Market

  • December 3, 2022

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

SATURDAY AT 10 AM – 2 PM
201 Ogle Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Join us for our monthly Makers Market! Enjoy local food, makers, and music. We will have activities for kids set up along with crafts! Stroll through the garden to see what we have growing. This is a great space to connect to others interested in sustainability, permaculture, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/SustainableFutureCenter/

https://SFCknox.org/
(865) 294-0154

Rose Center: Holiday Craft Fair Show Sale

  • December 3, 2022

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

The Rose Center Holiday Craft Sale will take place Saturday on December 3 in Prater Hall. Featuring handmade goods by local artists!
Hours 9am – 4pm.

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

West Fifth Studios: Merry Makers Market

  • December 3, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family and Music

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022 AT 4 PM – 9 PM
211 W 5th Ave NW, Knoxville, TN 37917

West Fifth Studios introduces to you a (very) Merry Makers Market! This NIGHT market will feature a Christmas Carnival, an incredible music lineup, hand-crafted carnival games, tasty eats and winter beverages galore. This will be an experience akin to your wildest childhood holiday nostalgia.
https://www.facebook.com/events/3301450070104822/

Bennett: Champagne Saturday

  • December 3, 2022

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

DECEMBER 3 | 11–4PM
Meet Andy Saftel 1–3pm

PLUS exclusive Gurhan Trunk Show! So much happening here.

Join us for our festive holiday Champagne Saturday PLUS our opening of Andy Saftel’s Peas Come to Table art exhibit! Meet the artist fro 1–3pm. Parking lot vendors, champagne, all the gift ideas, and THE BEST COMPLIMENTARY SEASONAL GIFT WRAPPING! So much to celebrate.

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

Art Market Gallery: Inna Knox and Mary Saylor

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

December Featured Artists
First Friday Reception: December 2nd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Inna Knox, Painting
Inna Knox’s paintings are energy and time captured on canvas. Her vibrant colors and skillful use of the palette knife capture life and movement on the street. She grew up in Russia and Ukraine, studying at the prestigious St. Petersburg Art University in Interior Design, before immigrating to the U.S. in 2000. She does commission paintings and enjoys painting cityscapes, landscapes, seascapes, portraits of people and animals.

Mary Saylor, Sculpture
Mary Saylor is an accomplished Mixed Media Artist who specializes in Paper Mache with the use of recycled materials. Mary received her Bachelor of Fine Art at Ohio University with a major in ceramics and minor in sculpture. She has the ability to take ordinary items and give them new life in unconventional ways. Her work has a whimsical bent and exhibits a deep love and appreciation for the characters she creates. Her work may be viewed at the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville and at local exhibits and shows.

Open Christmas Eve Dec 24, Closed Christmas Day Dec 25. Open New Years Eve Dec 31 , Closed New Years Day Jan 1. Open Mondays during December - Closed Mondays starting in January.

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: Andy Saftel Art Exhibition: Peas Come to Table

  • December 2, 2022 — January 28, 2023

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

AN EXHIBIT BY ANDREW SAFTEL | MEET THE ARTIST
DECEMBER 2ND, 2022 THRU JANUARY 28TH, 2023
CHAMPAGNE SATURDAY OPENING IS DECEMBER 3RD FROM 11 – 4PM

Join BENNETT for the latest exhibit of Andy Saftel’s work, and meet the artist Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1–3pm. The complete collection of work shown at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is available through BENNETT. Join us for this special show!

Watch the video of Andrew Saftel as he creates Peas Come to Table.
Browse the catalog of Andrew Saftel’s Cedarhurst exhibit.
https://bennetthome.com/events/andy-saftel-art-opening-peas-come-to-table/

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

Arts & Culture Alliance: 2022 Members Show

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2022 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew.

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, December 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The 49th Annual WIVK Christmas Parade starts at 7:00 PM along Gay Street and passes in front of the Emporium. During the opening reception, dancers with Circle Modern Dance will preview their upcoming production Modern Dance, Primitive Light.

“This exhibition showcases the broad variety of styles and skills representative of our diverse membership of whom we are so proud,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some Alliance members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding counties’ elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mighty Mud, and Oak Ridge Art Center. Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as the Emporium, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Broadway Studios & Gallery, Knoxville Community Darkroom, West Fifth Studios, and Relay Ridge.

The 2022 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 2-22, 2022. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or via the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, December 3 & 10, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 23 – January 2 for the holidays. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

Artsclamation! 2022

  • December 2, 2022 — December 3, 2022

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

Event Dates: Friday, December 2 – Saturday, December 3, 2022
Event Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cathedral Hall - Google Maps

Artsclamation! is an indoor juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. Now in its 21st year, Artsclamation! brings amazing artists, beautiful artwork, and generous buyers together to support an important cause – the behavioral health services provided by Peninsula.
The event begins on Friday evening, December 2, with an invitation-only preview party offering heavy hors d’oeuvres coupled with wine, spirits and eager collectors. On Saturday, December 3, the event is free and open to the public at large, always drawing a large turnout.

Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health care to adults, adolescent, and children in East Tennessee. In addition to event sponsorships, 30% of all artists’ sales will go directly to Peninsula. To learn more about the event, please go to www.artsclamation.com.

Bennett: December Open House + Gurhan Trunk Show

  • December 2, 2022 — December 3, 2022

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

DECEMBER 2ND AND 3RD | 10AM–5:30PM

Join BENNETT for a festive December open house with an exclusive Gurhan Trunk Show. Gather your elves and head over for this special time!

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

17th Annual Santa Mouse Arts & Crafts Show

  • December 1, 2022 — December 3, 2022

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

New Location for 2022

Join us for your holiday shopping to find quality handcrafted items from local artisans, such as basketry, fiber arts, glasswork, gourd art, jewelry, holiday crafts, ornaments, paintings, soaps, woodworking and more! Free admission and parking.

Dec 1 & 2 10am- 5pm; Dec 3 10am- 3pm

Dotson Memorial Baptist Church
814 Dotson Memorial Rd., Maryville
www.blountartsandcraftsguild.com

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