Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2023 Instructor Exhibition

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

Details TBA

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Tri-Star Arts: Internal Logic + Studies

  • May 19, 2023 — July 8, 2023

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

Featuring Kimberly Dummons (Murfreesboro, TN) and Tracy Treadwell (Memphis, TN) - MAIN GALLERY
Studies by Nichole Schappert (Knoxville, TN) - PROJECT SPACE

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to present the next exhibition in their Main Gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A two-person show, Internal Logic, featuring recent mixed media works by artists Kimberly Dummons (Murfreesboro, TN, USA) and Tracy Treadwell (Memphis, TN, USA) opens Friday, May 19, 2023 and will run through Saturday, July 8, 2023. Curator: Brian R. Jobe.

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to present the next exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Studies by Nichole Schappert (Knoxville, TN, USA) opens Friday, May 19, 2023 and will run through Saturday, July 8, 2023. This show is located within the unique architectural space of a steep wooden stairwell and elements will be added to it by the artist over the duration of the exhibition.

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 Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information:

Oak Ridge Art Center: Rethink: Common Denominators

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

Our ode to creativity, this exhibition reprises a challenge from a few years ago and asks artists to take items of
our choosing (we will provide the objects) and make an original composition including them!

At Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441,

Fountain City Art Center: Members Show Reception

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

Reception May 12, 6:30-8 PM

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

Tomato Head: Market Square Farmers' Market Collection

  • May 8, 2023 — July 5, 2023

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

When: May 8-June 4 (Downtown) | June 6-July 5 (West Knox)

Don’t miss a personal collection of Market Square Farmers’ Market photos featuring vendors, shoppers, happenings, and memories over the past 20 years, taken by local photographers Holly Rainey and Shawn Poynter.

Enjoy a meal at Tomato Head to view and purchase these beautiful, framed prints - perfect for the MSFM super fan.

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Lilienthal Gallery: Vibe - Textile, Thread, Color

  • May 5, 2023 — August 27, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event



Opening with a 5:30 PM Gallery Talk - wine and live entertainment.

23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN

Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6 pm or by Appointment
For sales inquires, please call or email. (865) 200-4401 or
IG @lilienthalgallery

Relay Ridge: "Our America" by Vincent Drake

  • May 5, 2023 — June 9, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Relay Ridge has an open artist studios + opening gallery reception for solo exhibition of Vincent Drake at our gallery (My 5-june 9th) and we'll be doing printmaking demos in the printshop on Friday. we also have 2 open studios available starting in June with applications due May 15th...we have other events coming up too....

We'll be open 6-9pm Friday May 5
We have a new exhibition in the gallery "Our America" by Vincent Drake @artistvincentdrake
Wildflower Printing demo + sale in printshop!

Check out all the Relay Ridge artists and their studios on Friday featuring:

Drake was chosen for our first local Call for Exhibitions via democratic votes. The first-round was judged by a 10-member panel of 2023 Penland Winter Resident Artists, and from that, the finalist was determined by a panel of the Relay Ridge Studio Artists.
“I’m inspired by the absurdity of modern American society; The irrational ideals we’re convinced to accept, the relentless marketing and propaganda, the tribalism, disgust, perverted romanticism and violence that has become characteristic of us. In my art I’m unconcerned with beauty or idealization. I’m interested in investigating our culture’s influence on our identities and the confusion, panic, and suffering that results. My subjects are people; sometimes we as individuals, sometimes us as a group. They are part mechanical construction, part hallucination; both comical and uncomfortable; suffering, confused, and trapped by their emptiness and proselytized ambitions.”

Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesdays

  • May 2, 2023 — June 27, 2023

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Bring your kids, lawn chairs, blankets, pets, and friends to enjoy outdoor Knoxville nights, live music, food, fun, and community in Market Square. The City of Knoxville provides these free Concerts on the Square all summer long. No Tickets. It's Free!

Jazz Tuesdays – Every week 7-9 PM

May 2 - Greg Tardy Quartet
May 9 - Tahj Walsh Quintet
May 16 - Vance Thompson Quartet
May 23 - Jack Roben Trio
May 30 - Sam Adams Quartet
June 6 - Margherita Fava Quartet
June 13 - Mark Boling Trio Life
June 20 - Taber Gable Quartet
June 27 - Ken Brown Quintet

To stay updated on bands and any cancellations due to weather, visit the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page at

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Works by Barbara Thomas and Cathie Fitzjohn

  • May 2, 2023 — June 25, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Paintings by Barbara Thomas and Glass Art by Cathie Fitzjohn

In Westminster Presbyterian Church's Schilling Gallery
6500 Northshore Dr.
Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 4 PM, Friday 9 AM to noon

Tennessee Artist Association: Rarity Bay Clubhouse Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Tennessee Artists Association has a member art show now at the Rarity Bay Gallery. Please stop in and view these beautiful pieces, now through June 30th.

You are invited to an artist's reception on Sunday April 23rd from 2-4 pm for an artist's reception. Meet and greet the artist behind each masterpiece.

The Gallery in Rarity Bay is located in the Community Activity Center (CAC) at 150 Rarity Bay Blvd., Vonore, TN, which is the second building on the right as you approach the gates. CAC hours: 9 AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday except Tuesday when it is open 9 AM - 1 PM. Call ahead 423-884-3800 to confirm there isn't an activity in the room at the time you want to visit.

TVUUC: Exhibition by LaKesha Lee and Sam Stapleton

  • April 21, 2023 — June 7, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Art Exhibit at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Free and open to the public
When: Reception Friday, April 21, 2023, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Artists’ talks at 6:30 p.m.

Layered Barriers by LaKesha Y. Lee
“Layered Barriers” addresses the obstacles blacks faced in the past and what African Americans still encounter today due to the color of their skin. These images, created in mixed media collage on paper, evoke the fear and lack of self-worth many African Americans experience today. Lee says, “When someone looks at my work, I want them to feel the figure’s essence without knowing the person’s identity. I want to ask the question, ‘Do we have to know someone’s identity to sympathize or show respect?’”

LaKesha Y. Lee is a first-year MFA student in Painting and Drawing at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2019, she received her Bachelor of Fine Art from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since then, she has been in many group exhibitions throughout the south. Lee uses her work to provide a positive outlook on black identity within the black community and to create new, positive narratives.

Hidden Dimensions by Sam Stapleton
Stapleton has photographed flowers for more than a decade, always searching for new aspects or insight. This exhibit uses the power of digital processing to reimagine original portraits.

Sam Stapleton’s photographic journey began with the purchase of his first 35mm SLR in 1974. He learned his craft through workshops, professional magazine assignments with his author wife and lots of hands-on practice and experimentation. He says, “Most important, I study the work of other photographic artists, always asking myself ‘what are they doing,’ ‘why are they doing it this way’ and ‘how can I learn from this.’”

Gallery hours: 9:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday, 9:00-1:00 Sunday
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

The District Gallery: American Impressionist Society

  • April 14, 2023 — June 3, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The District Gallery will be hosting a national show and weeklong art event. We are honored to present this national exhibition by the American Impressionist Society’s Signature and Master Members. This 7th annual small works showcase will feature 174 juried paintings by some of the top contemporary impressionist painters in the country. Awards will be judged and presented by longtime Nashville artist Anne Blair Brown.

Friday, April 14, 5-8 pm: Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony of Impressions
174 juried paintings by some of the top contemporary impressionist painters in the country will be judged with a top prize of $4000. We'll have over 60 artists from around the country, including judge Anne Blair Brown from Nashville, at this prestigious event.

During the week of April 11-15, there will be several art events and workshops that require registration. For a full calendar of events and our show catalog, please go to

Saturday, April 15, 5-7 pm: Wet Works Exhibit and Awards
The impressionist painters will be in Knoxville painting at various locations the week of April 11-15, this exhibit is a culmination of their freshly painted works that will be on display for one day only.

The District Gallery, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sa 10-4. Information: 865-200-4452,

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