Calendar of Events

Friday, December 3, 2021


  • December 3, 2021 — December 4, 2021

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

PREVIEW PARTY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021 | 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
PUBLIC SALE - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

2021 Featured Artist: Larry Cole
Knoxville, TN | Medium: Oil |

Artsclamation! is an indoor juried fine art sale featuring professional regional artists in all mediums. This year the event returns to where it all began and will be located at Sacred Heart Cathedral in the new Cathedral Hall. Artsclamation! celebrates 20 years of bringing amazing artists, beautiful artwork, and generous buyers together to support an important cause.

The event begins on the evening of Friday, December 3, with an invitation-only gala preview party offering sumptuous hors d’oeuvres coupled with wine, spirits and eager collectors. On Saturday, December 4, the event is free and open to the public at large, always drawing a large turnout. Over the last ten years, total art sales from this 1 ½ day event have exceeded $70,000 annually.

Artsclamation! is the primary fundraiser for Peninsula, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health care to children, adolescents, and adults in East Tennessee. In addition to event sponsorships and other preview party ticket sales, a percentage of all artists’ sales will go directly to Peninsula. To learn more about the event, please go to or

Historic Ramsey House: Candlelight Christmas Tours

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Experience Christmas in 1776! Join Historic Ramsey House for this special holiday tradition on December 3 and December 4, 5:00-7:00pm! At this annual event, enjoy a candlelit tour of Historic Ramsey House, decorated with fresh greenery and candles. Visit with our blacksmith in the Blacksmith Shop while you enjoy holiday treats, hot cider, and a warm bonfire (weather permitting)! Reenactors in period dress will greet tours every ten minutes. A maximum of 9 people are allowed per tour group so reserve your tickets now!

Tickets begin at $12 per adult and $10 per child 5-17. Please visit the Ramsey House Website for more information about ticket prices:

Tickets can be purchased here:

Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-546-0745,

Fountain City Art Center: Holiday Art Market

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

Featuring artists, makers, bakers and more!

Friday, December 3, 2 PM - 6 PM & Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM.
Masks will be required for participants and patrons.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Information: 865-357-2787,

Gallery 1010: Architecture in Anime, Film, and Music

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

AAFM: Architecture in Anime, Film, and Music

The silence within a space, how light trickles within a room, how one person can look across the room and see their other, rise and calamity versus sudden stupefying scenarios, AAFM is here to explore the depths and the detail of how Architecture/Space become critical elements within the structure of today’s multimedia and why they are so impactful on an intimate level.

The show is a collaboration between Undergraduate students from the School of Architecture and Art of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The fellow designers/artists that are presenting their work at AAFM are:

Briley Houston
Brendan Wallace
Christina Ceniceros
Elizabeth Elrod
Gina Nguyen
Joanna Martin
Lydia Russell
Mathew Hibbert
Ryan Cook
Sophia Spock

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902.
Hours: Reception Fri 5-9 PM, Sat 10 AM – 1 PM. Additional hours by appointment. Information:

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Concert in Dandridge

Category: Kids, family and Music

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provides classical music for communities that do not usually have the opportunity to hear a live orchestral performance.

KSO musicians have performed in communities throughout Tennessee, including Athens, Crossville, Dandridge, Greeneville, Harrogate, Jefferson City, Maryville, Morristown, Sevierville and Tellico Village, as well as in Richlands, VA. The KSO takes pride in its dedication to serving this region, and we are thrilled to provide live orchestral music for the people of East Tennessee. For information on hosting the KSO in your community contact the Director of Education and Community Partnerships.

Friday, December 3, 2021 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church Dandridge
Tickets/info: 865-291-3310 or

Blount Mansion: Holiday Open House

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Details coming soon!

Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-2375,

Bijou Theatre: WDVX presents Acoustic Syndicate

Category: Music


Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832,,

Makers Market at Fellowship Church

  • December 3, 2021

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

We are excited to host our annual craft fair at Fellowship Church! Details TBA

December 4 | 9 am - 3 pm

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge: Surf's Up! Annual Gala

  • December 3, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers, Lecture, discussion, panel, Music and Science, nature

Friday, December 3
6-9:30 pm
Don’t Miss This Oak Ridge Tradition! CMOR is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser-and event-of the year, the annual Gala. Support the museum and have a blast at the beach with a little STEAM mixed in.

Gala tickets are $125 per person or $800 for a table of eight (a discount of $200). For everyone’s safety, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend the Gala. Your ticket confirmation will include information about how to provide this, either before the Gala or at check-in.

For tickets, visit

Our evening will feature…
Emcee Leslie England
Selma Shapiro Friend of the Child Award
Guest speaker, world class oceanographer Dr. Leslie Smith
Music by the Oak Ridge High School Choral Ensemble & the School of Rock
Beach-themed costume contest with prizes
DJ with great music and dancing
Signature silent auction with many unique items
Exciting live auction with the one and only Bear Stephenson
And delicious food from Calhoun’s!
Surf’s Up! Auction Alert!

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 West Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Information: 865-482-1074,

Jubilee Community Arts: Virtual concert with Darrell Acuff

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

Jubilee Community Arts presents a virtual concert on Facebook & Youtube.

Old-time Fiddle
Friday, Dec 3, 8 p.m.
A resident of Corryton, noted oldtime fiddler Darrell Acuff plays with the Lone Mountain Drifters and the Mumbillies. He also performs with his wife Nancy Acuff who plays flute and piano. A long-time member of Jubilee, Darrell often serves as ambassador and representative for JCA at area events. In the early 1990s he helped maintain our core traditional arts programming mission, acting as director of Jubilee Festival in 1991.

There is no charge for this event but tips are encouraged!

The mission of Jubilee Community Arts is to promote, preserve and present the performing arts of the Southern region and to nurture the cultural milieu responsible for the birth and evolution of these and related art forms.

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. For information: 865-522-5851,

Christmas in the City: WIVK Christmas Parade

  • December 3, 2021

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

Friday, December 3, 2021
7:00 pm
Along Gay Street

Join us for everyone's favorite parade, the WIVK Christmas Parade! Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters and Santa Claus parade down Gay Street and brings fun holiday spirit to all! To enter a float in the parade you will need to fill out an application with WIVK. Parade will start on Church Avenue near the Coliseum, then turn right onto Gay Street, right onto Jackson Street ending at Jackson & Patton.

For more information on the year's Christmas in the City celebrations, go to

Broadway Studios and Gallery: 12 Radical #BSGKnox Artists

  • December 3, 2021

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

Reopening First Friday Dec. 3rd 5:00-9:00

Masks Required

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-556-8676, and

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