Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tri-Star Arts: Graft by Edra Soto

  • December 7, 2021 — February 12, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tri-Star Arts announces a special exhibition in their gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A solo show, Graft, featuring work by artist Edra Soto of Chicago, Illinois opens on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and will run through Saturday, February 12, 2022. Public receptions will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 4:00- 8:00 pm and Friday, February 4, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm (artist in attendance on February 4).

This exhibition will coincide with the unveiling of a permanent, outdoor sculpture by Edra Soto, Graft Knoxville, in early February 2022 at the UT GATOP Arboretum & Education Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. This site-specific sculpture initiative has been organized and curated by Tri-Star Arts in partnership with the UT Department of Plant Sciences, UT School of Art/ Sculpture Department, UT College of Architecture + Design/ FabLab, Sanders Pace Architecture, Johnson & Galyon Construction, Mallia Engineering Company, and Tennessee Marble Company. Graft Knoxville is in its final stages of production with more information and related public events forthcoming.

The Graft exhibition at the Candoro Marble Building features sculpture and prints by Edra Soto alongside a visual exploration of her design process, including scale models, a real-scale block module, and project renderings by Knoxville-based firm Sanders Pace Architecture.

Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5. Information:
The use of masks and social distancing is encouraged.

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Holiday at Safety City

  • December 7, 2021 — December 21, 2021

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

Head out to Safety City for family fun under the Holiday lights during the following public hours:

Evening times:
Dec. 7th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 8th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 9th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 14th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 15th 4pm-7:30pm
Dec. 16th 4pm-7:30pm

Day times:
Dec. 20th 10am-2pm
Dec. 21st 10am-2pm

165 S Concord St, Knoxville, TN 37919

You must have a helmet to ride your scooter or bike and nothing motorized! Contact this number 865-215-7103 for any questions.

Central Collective: Holidaze Pop Up Shop

  • December 7, 2021 — December 8, 2021

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

Join us for a pop up shop with fried pies and a little holiday shopping. Swing by The Central Collective Tuesday December 7 or Wednesday December 8 between 6-9pm.

Alyssa Coffin Art: art print postcards, cyanotype prints, my limited-edition book, shadow boxes filled with nature artifacts and other small nature sculptures.

Beth Meadows Art: Fine art prints, postcards, 2022 Postcard of the Month memberships, and small wooden cutouts all $50 or less.

Dale’s Fried Pies: Sweet and savory fried pies! Grab a freshly fried pie or pick up frozen pies (pre-order frozen pies here) to bake or pan fry during your holiday gathering.

DOOM: Weird and wonderful candles, jewelry, teas, and other cult classics. Bring 4 quarters to take a spin at the DOOM vending machine!

Sarah Moore Studio: Fine art prints, 2022 calendars, bookmarks, and other nature-inspired artwork to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home.

Studio Fifty Forage: Curated vintage goods for gifting to others & yourself this holiday season. Studio Fifty Forage offers vintage clothing and accessories to make all bodies feel fabulous.

The Central Collective, 923 N. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-236-1590,,

Bijou Theatre: Jim Brickman - The Gift of Christmas

Category: Music


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

Knoxville Civic Auditorium: Chevy Chase

  • December 7, 2021

Category: Comedy, Film and Lecture, panel

(Civic Auditorium December 7, 2021)

A Q&A with Chevy Chase after a screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is coming to Knoxville on December 7, 2021.

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

Joy of Music School: Holiday Sparkles & Spirit

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Music

Announcing the annual Holiday Sparkles & Spirits! – a gala evening to benefit The Joy of Music School. On Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. supporters of the School gather for a unique holiday event at Cherokee Country Club.

Experience the warmth of a Christmas gathering, children’s voices and get a head start on gift-buying for loved ones—all for a great cause. Bid on unique items in arts & culture, travel, food & wine, home & garden, and more.

The evening is highlighted by a brief performance from students of the School. Holiday songs will fill the Cherokee Ballroom, played and sung by talented students studying in our program. What better way to witness the results of the Joy of Music School’s efforts than to experience a live performance?

A silent auction will be held throughout the night, with a live auction culminating the evening.

Semi-formal attire. The event includes heavy hors d‘oeuvres, wine and cocktails.
Information: 865-525-6806,

Metro Drug Coalition: 8th Annual Community Champion Awards

  • December 7, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

When: December 7, 2021
Where: Bridgewater Place
Time: 11:30 AM -1:00 PM
Registration closes on November 22 at noon EST

Each year, Metro Drug Coalition honors leaders in the community who are making Knoxville a safe and healthier place to live. We honor these individuals at a luncheon and celebrate their incredible work, as well as the work on MDC’s Coalition. We hope to see you at this year’s event.

Coalition Member of the Year
This award will be given to a coalition member who exhibited commitment to the organization through meeting participation, committee leadership and project implementation.

Innovations in Substance Misuse Prevention Award
This award will be given to an individual who implemented and/or oversaw a groundbreaking prevention project within the substance misuse prevention field.

Commitment to Service Award
This award will honor a person who is dedicated to giving back to the community, whether through their profession or volunteerism.

Media Advocacy Award
This award is dedicated to the local media professional that brought great awareness to and generated community conversation around substance misuse.

Recovery Services Award
This award will be presented to a treatment professional or organization that has expanded services and/or reduced stigma facing people with addictions.

Celebrate Recovery Award
This award will be presented to a person who has gone through recovery and has put forth extreme effort in making a positive change through their journey.

Maryville College Fine Arts: A Maryville Christmas

Category: Festivals, special events, Music and Theatre

Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre
December 7, 2021 7:00 PM

Tickets are $12

Clayton Center for the Arts: 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information/tickets: 865-981-8590,

Oak Ridge Art Center: Gallery of Holiday Shops

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

Gallery of Holiday Shops is open and waiting for you to join us. Wonderful original creations fill every booth for you to peruse and enjoy! We hope your holiday season is off to a great start and that you will join us to finish (or start) your shopping. It is a beautiful show! Come by any, or every, day between 9 Am and 4 PM from December 4 through 11. Hope to see you here!

There is no admission fee, and proceeds from the artists’ sales will benefit both the artists and the Art Center.

Exhibitors in 2021 represent a wide variety of unique items to beautify one’s own space or for gifting in the holiday season. We are fortunate to have several returning favorites (Capshaw, Prince, Loosli, Redd, Ferrara, Zucker, Lankford, etc.) as well as newer vendors (Bills, Fisher, Edkins, Sullentrup, etc.) to titillate your mind and add new flair to your gifting ideas. For those who are looking for truly one-of-a-kind options, this is your opportunity to find beautiful items for holiday gifts and shop in relative safety since we are limiting the number of individuals in the building at any one time, requesting masks, practicing social distancing, and cleaning often touched communal objects frequently.

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

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Michelle Barillaro

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

On display from December through the end of January.

Michelle Barillaro is an abstract painter based in Knoxville, TN. She works with a wide variety of mediums and enjoys discovering new ways to bring her work to life.

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Info: 865-951-0427 or

Rala: Castles and Cathedrals by Brian Pittman & Tiny Works

  • December 3, 2021 — January 30, 2022

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

Rala is excited to announce a First Friday Double Feature show for the months of December and January! We will have a new series of Castles and Cathedrals by local artist and architect Brian Pittman, along with a curated show of tiny artworks from 20 different local and regional artists. The opening reception will be from 6-8 on December 3rd. Both shows will remain on display from December 3rd through the end of January.

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Rala, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
PH: (865) 525-7888
Instagram: @ShopRala

Albright Grove Brewing Co: Exhibition by Jerry's Artarama Staff

  • December 3, 2021 — December 31, 2021

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Friday 12/3 - We are doing our first First Friday art showing here with the staff at Jerry's Artarama Staff Showing! We will be showcasing their work on Friday 12/3 and will have their artwork up all month long! Look forward to seeing you here!

Albright Grove Brewing Company, 2924 Sutherland Ave, KNOXVILLE, TN, 37919

Tue-Wed 4pm - 9pm
Thu-Fri 4pm - 10pm
Sat 2pm - 10pm
Sun 2pm - 8pm

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