Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Farragut Museum: Fashionably Late

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and History, heritage

The Farragut Museum has unveiled its next special exhibit, "Fashionably Late." This exhibit features a variety of clothing and accessories that are in the Farragut Museum Collection and two items on loan from Farragut Museum committee members. All of these items are indicative of fashions that would have been worn in this area.

One of the highlights of the exhibit is an original John Pico John (Mr. John) hat on loan from Museum committee member Carolyn Sinclair. John's clients included female fashion icons like the Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Vanderbilt, Lauren Bacall and Joan Crawford. Vivien Leigh wore one of his creations in "Gone With the Wind," as did Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

The Farragut Museum is committed to preserving the heritage of its East Tennessee community and features a remarkable collection of artifacts from the area, including an extensive collection of the personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first admiral of the U.S Navy and hero of the Civil War. Housed in Farragut Town Hall, located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive, the Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers free admission. For more information about the museum or the exhibit, please visit

Smoky Mountain Snowdown Winter Festival


Category: Classes, workshops, Festivals, special events and Fine Crafts

Snowdown is an annual Townsend winter event! Artists from the Guild are presenting 15 classes, ranging from watercolor to fiber to painting to playing the dulcimer. Some of the classes are nearing capacity. Registration is open on the website:

The Townsend Artisan Guild, Mountain Trax, Dancing Bear, and Cades Cove Cellars are hosting the opening reception on Thursday, January 26, 4-7pm. Everyone is welcome at 7719 East Lamar Alexander in Townsend.

Information: or by calling 865-448-0859.

Community Church at Tellico Village: The Kingdom Heirs

  • January 26, 2017
  • 7 PM

Category: Music

Part of the 2016-2017 Fine Arts Calendar

Tickets $10. Community Church at Tellico Village, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774. Information: 865-458-1516 or

Tennessee Theatre: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Category: Music

With Jack Pearson. 12-piece American roots-rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to Knoxville this January!

At the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Confucius Institute at UT: Chinese New Year Celebration

  • January 26, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 2 PM

Category: Festivals, special events

At UT Hodges Library (Hallway on the second floor), 1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996
Price: Free Admission
Activities: Chinese New Year posters, performances, red envelopes with real RMB inside, and Chinese food

Open to the Public, FREE Admission. For More Details:

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Very Young People's Concerts


Category: Kids, family and Music

What sounds do you associate with different types of weather? The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform “Cloudy with a Chance of Music” for more than 3,800 elementary students as part of the Very Young People’s Concerts next week. There are three performances which are excellent photo and video opportunities. Both 9:30 a.m. performances are sold out!
• Wednesday, January 25 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville (9:30 & 11:00 a.m.).
• Thursday, January 26 at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville (9:30 a.m.)

Music Director Aram Demirjian leads the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in THREE concerts specially designed for young people as a part of the KSO’s Education & Community Partnerships offerings. Joined by Rebecca Sweet, local meteorologist from WBIR-TV Channel 10, students will explore how music can represent different kinds of weather with members of the KSO and interactive elements. These Very Young People’s Concerts are performed for audiences of young children from Knox County and surrounding counties including Anderson, Blount, Greene, Hamblen, Jefferson, Loudon and Sevier.

Tickets and information: 865-291-3310,

Tomato Head: Exhibition by Laura Pierpont

  • January 23, 2017 — March 6, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Laura Pierpont focuses on the storytelling of photography. The East Tennessee native creates a narrative while documenting the world both as it is seen and unseen. Her latest work, Interiors is inspired by the quietness Pierpont discovered while trotting throughout the stimulating streets of New York City.

We are thrilled to have photographs of Laura Pierpont enliven our walls at Market Square through February 5th and The Gallery from February 7th to March 6th.

We’ve always believed our local art community should be celebrated – that’s why we host a monthly rotating showcase of talented work of regional artists. Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067) and 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Farragut Town Hall: Farragut Primary Schools Art Show

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

The 2017 Farragut Primary Schools Art Show, sponsored by the Town of Farragut, opens Monday, January 23, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive (across from the Farragut Branch Post Office). The show will feature the work of talented students from Farragut Primary School, St. John Neumann Catholic School and Concord Christian School. A reception honoring the young artists and their work is 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

The art show and reception are free and open to the public. Town Hall is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Lauren Cox, special event and program coordinator, at or 865-966-7057.

Art Exhibition by Ted Richards

  • January 22, 2017 — March 31, 2017

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

"The Greatest" - forces influential in their field, by Ted Richards
Opening reception January 22, 2-4 PM

At Rarity Bay Community Activities Center, 150 Rarity Bay Pkwy, Vonore, TN 37885. Gallery hours: M-F 9-4.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 18th Sevier County Juried Biennial Exhibition

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

The 18th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition is a mixed media art exhibition that recognizes and fosters skills and talents of the artists and craftspeople who call the rich region of Sevier County home. Community members are invited to view the exhibition and attend the opening reception and presentation of awards on Friday, January 20, 6-8 pm.

The Biennial’s juror is Teri Alea, executive director of Tennessee Craft in Nashville, Tennessee. Teri leads a statewide craft organization which provides support, guidance and professional development for craft artists across the state. Twice a year, Tennessee Craft organizes craft fairs that showcase more than 200 artists that showcase beautifully handcrafted objects made in Tennessee and across the nation.

Participating Artists: Clifford Aldrich, Diane Aldrich, Ann Armerding, David Barnhart, Robert Batey, Dana Cohen, Debra Lovvorn Belvin, Lynn Corsi Bland, Bob Bolinger, Judy Bolinger, Vickie Bradshaw, Rebecca Buglio, Frank Bulman, Tammy Bulman, Lisa Canfield, Lisa Walk Dixon, Susan Edwards, Anne Fontaine, Frances Fox, Carol Galyon, Jill Greene, Bill Griffith, Jeff Hale, Buie Hancock, Peggy Haupt, Mary-Louise Hunt, Charlotte Iverson, Ewin Jenkins, Bev Gwinn Jones, Alice Anne Kellogg, Barbara Lauritzen, Maia Leppo, Iryna Lialko, Anita Miller, Christina M. Moore, Velma Orrick, Amber Anne Palo, Doreen Prakshot, Otto Preske, Claudette Pridemore, Austin Riddle, Patsy Rodriguez, Mary Ruden, Kathryn Rutherford, Sharon Schoenfeld, Jean Shamblin, Mike Shults, Kelly Sullivan, Tatiana Tikhonova, Debi Veranth, Victoria C. Walker, Andrea Wilson and Nelson Ziegler.

In the Arrowmont Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Okay - an exhibition by 2016-2017 Artists-in-Residence

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

You are invited to view new works by Arrowmont’s Artists-in-Residence – Grant Benoit, Richard W. James, Maia Leppo, Austin Riddle and Emily Schubert. Marking the mid-point in their 11-month residency, Okay responds to their emotions after the Gatlinburg wildfires. “We were incredibly lucky – it is going to be okay and life will roll on,” says Grant Benoit.

In the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Fountain City Art Center: Just Imagine


Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Annual FCAC Theme Show, “Just Imagine,” open to all artists in all media. Opening reception Fri Jan 20, 6:30-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Local artists have entered watercolors, jewelry, oil paintings, mixed media, mosaic tableaux, and hand-made books, each entry judged on the basis of how well the artwork illustrates the theme.

Exhibit viewing hours: Tu, Th 9-5; W, F 10-5; Sat 9-1. Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

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