Calendar of Events

Monday, November 1, 2021

Holiday Monday Marketplace

  • November 1, 2021 — December 31, 2021

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

Nothing says “you mean a lot to me” more than a one-of-a-kind gift made with love, and carefully selected for that special someone. Knoxville is The Maker City, and this Holiday season we're hosting a source for thoughtful gifting that is both local and fun.

In our second year running the Holiday Monday Marketplace, we will spotlight incredible talent from our community every Monday in November and December. Starting November 1st, The Maker City will post 3-5 Maker goods on our Instagram account. Shoppers can bid live from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and at the end of the day the Maker will make the sale. Items range from candles to photography, hand-thrown pottery to custom jewelry. Bid on favorite pieces, and know that 100% of the purchase price goes to the Maker. Come early and stay late for the best gift options around!

Derived from The Maker City Directory, The Holiday Gift Guide puts the best of over 400 local Makers front and center in a captivating online catalog. Convenient links direct to each Maker’s web page and provide a smooth, stress-free shopping experience. With categories for foodies, animal lovers, littles, the fashionable, the eclectic, the festive, the outdoorsy, for Knoxville pride, stocking stuffers, and for staying in or going out, there is something great for everyone on your list!

Shop local, support small businesses, and win the Holidays with Maker gifts!

Check out Instagram @themakercity #TheMakerCityHolidays and The Holiday Gift Guide will be live November 1st at

Suffrage Coalition: National Votes for Women Trail marker dedication

  • November 1, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and History, heritage

It has been a hundred and one years since women won the right to vote—a huge step toward becoming full citizens. In spite of ferocious opposition for decades and decades, after seventy-two years of struggle they prevailed, giving us a whole new world of opportunity! CELEBRATE WITH US

November 1, 2021

Dedication of a marker National Votes for Women Trail marker honoring Lizzie Crozier French at 2:00 p.m. at Ossoli Circle’s clubhouse, 2511 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Free and open to the public.

Knoxville Civic Coliseum: A Day To Remember

  • November 1, 2021

Category: Music

Ambition extinguishes limits. With forward motion as the only constant, A Day To Remember creatively bypass any and all boundaries, leaping over the lines between rock, alternative, punk, hardcore, metal, and pop with uncompromising outlier spirit. As such, they unassumingly maintain their reputation as the biggest underground band in the world, boasting four gold singles, a pair of gold albums, a platinum single, nearly 1 billion streams, half-a-billion YouTube views, and cumulative sales of three million-plus units. Leaving sold-out arenas in their wake, the group logged a #2 debut on the Billboard Top 200 with 2016’s Bad Vibrations while more recently they ignited a high-profile collaboration with electronic hit-maker Marshmello. However, they vault ahead once again on their 2021 Fueled by Ramen debut, You’re Welcome. Now, the quintet—Jeremy McKinnon [vocals], Alex Shelnutt [drums], Kevin Skaff [guitar, vocals], Neil Westfall [guitar, vocals], and Joshua Woodard [bass]—realize their full potential as rock’s most disruptively dynamic force.

Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37915. Information:

UT Humanities Center Distinguished Visiting Scholars: Robert Bullard

  • November 1, 2021

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

Robert Bullard
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy
Texas Southern University

Monday, November 1, 2021 at 3:30 P.M. (ET)
Title: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice

Climate change is the defining global environmental justice, human rights, and public health issue of the 21st century. The most vulnerable populations will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks because of where they live, their limited income and economic means, and their lack of access to health care. Professor Bullard’s presentation will focus primarily on the U.S. and the need for empowering vulnerable populations, identifying environmental justice and climate change “hot-spot” zones, and designing fair, just and effective strategies for adaptation, mitigation, emergency management and community resilience and disaster recovery. He will offer a framework for dismantling systemic racism and policies and practices that create, exacerbate and perpetuate inequality and vulnerability.

The Visiting Scholars project brings distinguished humanities scholars and renowned artists to the Knoxville campus and connects UT humanities faculty to the best researchers in their fields. Because only speakers with exception records of publication and research activity are eligible to receive a nomination as a visiting scholar, the program brings to campus some of the most cutting-edge and prolific intellectuals in the humanities today. Lectures are free and open to the public and are held on the UT Knoxville campus. Public parking is available by the stadium for our off-campus visitors. Webinar format. Questions at or 865-974-4222 or

Church Street UMC: Organist Ken Cowan

  • November 1, 2021

Category: Free event and Music

Each year, Church Street offers a series of presentations by a diverse collection of musical storytellers.

Regarded as one of North America’s finest concert organists and praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Ken Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule that takes him to major concert venues in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Co-sponsored by the Knoxville Area AGO, this presentation takes place on Monday, November 1 at 7 pm in the Church Street Nave.

900 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Tennessee Theatre: Mighty Musical Monday Virtual Stream

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 AT 12 PM – 1 PM
Facebook Live

Join us to enjoy a streaming concert featuring House Organist Freddie Brabson on the Tennessee Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Although you won't be here with us, we're glad we can still connect with you via these platforms. Share with your friends and family, and save the date! You can view on Facebook Live or our Vimeo channel. This program is presented by LHP Capital, LLC.
To view on Vimeo, visit this link at noon:

Carson-Newman University: 15th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition

  • October 30, 2021 — December 1, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Homecoming Reception: Saturday, October 30, 9:30 AM - 12 PM

New and recent artwork in a variety of media by our current C-N Art Department faculty members: Lisa Flanary, Heather Hartman Folks, Gretchen Long, Julie Rabun, and David Underwood.

Omega Gallery at Carson-Newman University, Warren Art Building, corner of Branner & Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Gallery hours: M-F 8-4. Information: 865-471-4985,

Arts in the Airport

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

For the past twelve years, the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) have partnered to present a biannual exhibition entitled “Arts in the Airport”. This juried exhibition was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The selected art features contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork.

View and purchase artworks at

Arrowmont: Meet the Artists Online Auction

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Fine Crafts and Fundraisers

October 22 – November 8, 2021

Meet The Artists 2021 Online Auction opens Friday, October 22 at 5:00 pm ET. The auction is open until Monday, November 8. 2021 at 3:00 pm ET.

Preview the auction items at and visit to register and bid.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: In Praise of Gray Space

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

In Praise of Gray Space / Jovencio de la Paz & Sandra Salaices
October 18 – December 10, 2021

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

Catron Art Gallery: Counter Carpet by Risa Hricovsky

  • October 13, 2021 — December 1, 2021

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

Exhibit featuring works by Risa Hricovsky

Artist’s Talk at 11 a.m., Nov. 9 Catron Gallery

Risa Hricovsky is a post-discipline installation artist. Her work pushes the existing boundaries between painting and sculpture, and between art, design and craft. Risa’s artworks punctuate space through pattern, color and her use of the multiple. She received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a post-bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. Risa has exhibited nationally and internationally and she has attended many prestigious residencies. She is an assistant professor of art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate.

Walters State Morristown Campus
500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, TN 37813

bad water: Angelique Heidler's show Piselli

  • October 13, 2021 — November 19, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Attraction and repulsion, innocence and violence, obsession and indifference; in her new body of work, Paris-born artist Angelique Heidler investigates the paradoxical dualities embedded within mainstream depictions of both femininity and romance. In her signature style of adorning the painted canvas with personal objects and images through collage and sublimation printing techniques, Heidler brings together these contrasting forces, highlighting their hybridity through a series of playful compositions.

Touching on themes of childlike fantasy, consumption, and indulgence, Heidler’s wide scope of aesthetic reference speaks to the highly nuanced construction of gender and the self through late-captialism’s endless horizon of media representation and branded products. The exhibition’s title, Piselli, represents Heidler’s tongue-in-cheek humour well, simultaneously referring to the Italian word for green peas as well as children’s slang for male genitalia.

BAD WATER, 320 E. Churchwell Ave, Knoxville, TN. Open during receptions & by appointment. Info:,, or

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