Calendar of Events
Friday, September 22, 2023
Knox Heritage: Scruffy City Soirée
At The Mill & Mine
Knox Heritage invites you to join us for our biggest event of the year, the 2023 Scruffy City Soirée presented by LHP Capital! The Soirée will feature dinner, drinks, and live music as we honor Mike Hatcher & Tim Hill of Hatcher-Hill Properties for their revitalization and historic preservation work in Knoxville. Plus, it will be an opportunity to celebrate our “scruffy little city” and support Knox Heritage’s mission to protect Knoxville’s unique character for future generations by preserving, restoring, and transforming historically significant structures and places.
UT Gardens: Fanciful Foxes Art Auction
Enhance your home garden with utterly unique fox-themed pieces by bidding in the online auction of our Fanciful Foxes exhibit! Around 80 works in total were created by local artists of all ages as part of our annual Art in the Gardens project. Bidding is open now and will close on Tuesday, October 3, at 5pm! You can preview the pieces in person at the UT Gardens, Knoxville until October 3. https://events.handbid.com/auctions/2023-art-in-the-gardens
Local amateur and professional artists donated their time and talent to artistically interpret this year’s theme with a fun and creative design. Teen/adult artists were given a large 3-D plywood fox to embellish using media of their choice. Again this year, we invited younger artists to participate by decorating either a fox head or a tree silhouette. Works have been on display throughout the Gardens for visitors to enjoy all summer. These unique art pieces will now be sold during this on-line auction with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville. This annual project was designed to promote community participation and foster artist collaboration as well as raise awareness and support for the Gardens. Our choice of a fox theme this year sought to bring a focus on urban wildlife and the need to protect them and their habitats from encroachment.
Winning bidders can pick up their item(s) during our Fall Plant Sale on Friday, October 6 (from 4-7 pm) or Saturday, October 7 (from 9 am - 2 pm). Payment can be made by credit card on Handbid or by cash or check at time of pickup.
Sponsors for the exhibit were Jerry's Artarama, Bench Dog Work Shop, UT Biosystems Engineering Machining and Fabrication Shop, Ed Dudrick, and the UT Wildlife and Fisheries Society. We are grateful to our sponsors and to our project artists!