Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Oak Ridge Art Center: Open Show 2021

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

The community is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, October 2 from 7 to 9 PM. The gallery talk will be held at 6:30 PM.

Celebrating visual artists in the area! The 2021 exhibition will be the 53rd show in the series, It is one of the longest running juried exhibitions in East Tennessee. Open Show 2021 will be exhibited from October 2 through November 27 in the Art Center’s galleries at 201 Badger Avenue in Oak Ridge.

Open Show is intended to showcase the diversity and range of excellent work being created by regional artists in a wide variety of media. Awards for this year’s show total $3,200.

Guests viewing Open Show can read the juror comment cards to discover what the juror considered when selecting the work into the exhibition. Here guests at a previous Open Show listen to the gallery talk that precedes the opening reception. It is an opportunity to learn more about the juror’s comments criteria.

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

6th Annual Tennessee Medieval Faire

  • October 2, 2021 — October 17, 2021

Category: Comedy, Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Kids, family and Music

Travel back in time to 1199 and Live the Age of Chivalry with Robin Hood at the 6th annual Tennessee Medieval Faire. This outdoor interactive family-friendly special event will spring to life on October 2 and run for three consecutive weekends in Harriman.

“The Sheriff of Nottingham is throwing a grand Faire to impress the evil Prince John and to win the innocent Lady Marian’s heart,” said Lars Paulson, general manager. “The Sheriff has also invited Robin Hood and his merry friends to the festivities to lure them in for capture. But who will be the mouse and who will be the cheese? Come and see!”

Patrons are encouraged to come with a sense of play and adventure. Patrons can enter the costume contest to win a prize; share their talents onstage to join Robin Hood; give suggestions in the improv show; compete in yard games in the Medieval Olympics, and learn to sword fight with Pirates of Bretagne. Other activities include getting knighted; folk dancing; speed courting; petting goats; getting photos taken with woodland fairies; and playing corn hole, the stocks, giant chess, and steel drum.

Throughout the day, there will be professional stage entertainment in the eight-acre medieval village. On the Field of Honour will be The Royal Joust by Debracy Productions and Human Combat Chess by the interactive street characters. On the five other stages will be comedy stunt shows by The Flaming Ginger, Lords of Adventure (Oct 2-3) and Two Noisy Knights (Oct 9-10, 16-17). Patrons will feel transported by Celtic music from The CrossJacks, Kris Colt, Thunder and Spice (Oct 2-3, 9-10), and Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers (Oct 16-17). For the young and young at heart, there will be puppet shows, fairy tales, and Sherwood School. Entertainment schedules will be posted online and will be available at the entrance on show days.

Adding to the festivities will be a variety of juried craft vendors, selling period costumes, accessories, and unique gifts. Food will be available for purchase, including turkey legs, wraps, salads, and sandwiches. Hot and cold beverages will also be available (including beer for adults 21+ years of age with a valid photo ID).

The Tennessee Medieval Faire will be open rain or shine. The dates are October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17. Hours are 11am-6pm ET. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. Free field parking is provided. Admission tickets may be purchased with cash or credit on festival days at the ticket house. Admission prices include all taxes and fees and are $19 for ages 13+, $9 for ages 5 to 12; and free for ages 4 and under. There will be no ATM onsite, so patrons are encouraged to bring cash for purchases, tips, and convenience. For public safety, all are requested to follow CDC guidelines regarding Covid.

For more information, please visit, and like and follow the Tennessee Medieval Faire on Facebook.

Water Lantern Festival

  • October 2, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts and Kids, family

At Chilhowee Park on October 2, 2021 (new date). This will be our 3rd year in the area. The Water Lantern Festival loves to support and help local arts and cultural establishments in the area. We have had great success with other areas. In doing so we have set up a way for an organization to make money.

The Water Lantern Festival is committed to creating a positive event for families, friends, and strangers to come together to celebrate life, love, remembrance, unity, and peace. In 2019 and 2020 the Water Lantern Festival was voted by USA Today readers as the #1 Cultural Event of the year!

Each Water Lantern Festival event is held at unique venues with beautiful landscapes. Our incredible team spends months planning and curating every detail to create the best festival layout and experience.

The Water Lantern Festival includes local vendors, food trucks, and musicians. Attendees are encouraged to participate in share touching stories until the culmination of the event at sunset. At that time, they release their personally decorated lanterns onto the water.

Tennessee Theatre: Theo Von

Category: Comedy

SATURDAY, OCT. 2 | 7:00PM and 9:30 PM

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

Sustainable Future Center: Makers Market

  • October 2, 2021

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

Free · 201 Ogle Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, United States

Join us for the first Saturday of the month, March through December 2021. These events are a lot of fun, and we look forward to seeing you!

This event is free to the public, swing by and shop local! We keep a current list of upcoming vendors on our website.

If you would like to be a vendor:

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Golf Tournament

Category: Fundraisers

Arrowmont Board Member Margit Worsham has not one, but two mobile phones – and she’s using them both. Margit is calling community members to participate in the Annual Arrowmont Golf Tournament. Margit and Earl Worsham host the tournament for the 11th year on October 2, 2021 at the Gatlinburg Golf Course. The annual event is a fun day of golf, friends, and amazing prizes.

The golf tournament benefits Arrowmont’s local art programs including adults and kids community classes, scholarships and ArtReach – a program for Sevier County public schoolchildren.

The 11th Annual Arrowmont Golf Tournament honors Mohammad J. Tamaddoni (1943 -2021). Born in Iran, Mo dreamed of completing his education abroad. After earning his degree at The University of Texas in Austin and marrying his wife Takeko, Mo and his family ultimately settled in Sevierville. He was general manager of The Old Mill restaurant for 27 years. Mo was known for his kindness, hard work, and love of golf.

Tournament team signups are open. All are welcome! Bring a team or sign up individually. or call Gabrielle Barnhart, 865-436-5860,

Sustainable Future Center: Flow Jam

  • October 2, 2021

Category: Dance, movement, Festivals, special events and Music

Saturday, October 2
3:00 - 10:00 PM
Come flow with us! DJs, ecstatic dance & live bands as the sun goes down. Bring a friend, dancing shoes, and/or a flow prop (hoop, poi, etc.).

Sustainable Future Center, 201 Ogle Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920

Fire flow:
David Vance
Ashley Humphries

3:00 - doors open
Schedule (approx)
4:00 - Aaron Manning
5:00 - Ecstatic Dance (R. Hensley)
6:00 - DJ Glob Marley
7:00 - Tonic For Dogma
8:00 - Carter Banks Flojos
9:30 - mojo jam
10:00 - close

​BYO: flow props (fire ok)
BYO: lawnchair (if you want to sit)
BYO: food (potluck style)
BYO: non-alcoholic beverages

Punk Rock Flea Market Knoxville 2021

  • October 2, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

At The Mill & Mine

THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET is back, this year at the Mill and Mine! Over 100 badass in theme vendors, non stop music, food trucks, brews and all of your friends!

Music Line-up:
Negative Approach (Detroit)
Snooper (Nashville)
Gustaf (NYC)
Patti (NYC)
Mother Juno (FL)
Temp Job
Knox Hip Hop Showcase
Dirty Knees
Kind Magic
The Drips
Rough Dreams
Burnt Toast

Knoxville Punk Rock Flea Market is FREE ENTRY and ALL AGES. $5 wristbands available to purchase alcohol for folx 21+

RED Gallery: Voodoo Rocket by Kevin Bradley

  • October 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

New work from the Voodoo Rocket - Institute of Advanced Typographic Research

We will be open every Friday and a few other dates to be determined (check Social Media).

If you stop by the office of Robin Easter next door, they can provide access during the M-F 9-5 work hours, or after hours by appointment.
132 W Jackson Ave | Knoxville TN 37902 |

Rala: Work by Tim Hooper

  • October 1, 2021 — November 28, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event


We are excited to announce Mr. Hooper Art as our First Friday artist for the months of October and November! Tim Hooper is a self-trained painter based in Nashville, who takes inspiration from cartoon art, folk art, and pop surrealism. All paintings are one of a kind originals.

Please join us for the show opening. Mr. Hooper's work will be on display October 1st through November 28th.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are requiring that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!
@mrhooperart on Instagram

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Art Market Gallery: Charles R. Graves and Karyn Kyte

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

First Friday Reception: October 1, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Charles R. Graves, Photography
A native Southerner and the son of a TVA father, I spent my youth in and around the Tennessee
Valley. As a youngster I lived in the East Tennessee towns of Kingston, Chattanooga, and Cleveland landing in Memphis from high school through my mid-adult years. My passion for art found its voice in my first (and only) high school art class my senior year. That high school class turned my direction from a career in music I had prepared for since I was 6 years old to art. That spring I submitted my portfolio and application to the Memphis Academy of Art and was accepted into their BFA program. That’s where I discovered the camera. I was hooked! Although my interest and passion for art and photography never diminished, my career track took me on a venture into marketing, merchandising, creative direction, and brand licensing in various cities and down a variety of avenues including museums, product companies, and creative and marketing positions with iconic brands such as National Geographic, Better Homes and Gardens, and HGTV / DIY Network. When I left National Geographic at the end of 2015 and returned to Knoxville, inspired by all the fantastic photographers I had met and worked with, I focused on photography and expanded my knowledge of the digital camera.

Karyn Kyte, Clay
I grew up on the plains of South Dakota. I have always loved “making stuff” and the land. I knew early on I was an artist; it was just easier in those days. In 1972 I graduated from the State University of South Dakota with a degree in fine arts. The years since have been full of family and other pursuits, but I can say that I still love making stuff and the land.
My objects are always handmade, always different — reflections of the clay and the spirit in me. They are made in the old ways, as I strive to connect with the wise woman inside me. Since all this would be pointless if kept inside, I feel privileged to share with those who would hear and see.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

The Emporium Center: The Fountain City Art Guild

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from October 1-31, 2021. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, October 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features an outdoor concert by Knoxville Opera musicians. All visitors to the Emporium are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at

The Fountain City Art Guild will feature original art by nearly 30 local artists including oils, watercolors, woodworking, and more. The mission of the Guild is to create an atmosphere that promotes, encourages, guides, supports, and informs artists in our guild, which currently has about 50 members.

The Fountain City Art Guild began in 1979 as a group of women who met in the “Art Cellar,” the basement of Chloe Harrington’s home. Most of the Guild members were watercolor artists. For several decades, they were known as the Fountain City Watercolor Guild, and they met in various churches and homes in the community, holding exhibitions in local businesses. In 2000, the Guild voted to allow other 2-D media in their exhibits, and in 2015 members voted to allow nonfunctional 3-D work as well.

In 2004, the Guild was instrumental in helping open the Fountain City Art Center at 213 Hotel Avenue, the location of the old Fountain City Library. Guild membership is a juried process occurring in late fall and early spring. In addition to monthly meetings, the Guild also hosts exhibitions at the Center and occasionally in the community. Guild members bring a wide variety of skills and interests.

The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (closed Saturday, October 30 and open Sunday, October 31, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM). For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543.

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