Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Knoxville Adventure Collective: Social Adventure Series — Dirt & Water: Women in the Outdoors

  • February 16, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Lecture, panel and Science, nature

WEDNESDAY AT 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us for an opportunity to hear what women are doing in the outdoors in our region. EveryBODY welcome! We have an epic panel of women that will be sharing their stories, struggles, and successes in the outdoors:

Sarah Love - Team BUSAR
Kaysee Armstrong - Pro Racing & Roam Fest
Elizabeth Smith - Road tripping/Camping w/ kids
Lisa Mueller - CVTA President
Ani Roma - Dirty Bird Events
Karla Held - Azul Paddling
Julie Ferrara - AMBC Joy Ride
Missy Petty - Little Bellas
Sierra Sims - Pro Nats & Bike Racing
Liz McCalley - Stoke Signal
Heather Hutchinson - Sober Yogi & SUP Yoga
Shauna Nowlin - Lodge Life
Laura Carawan - Hardford50 @ 50!
Stacy Gunnoe - Class IV/V kayaker
Meagan - Spokeswomen
Katie Crawford - Rapid Expeditions
Marianna Ruth Wilson - Professional Landscaping
Amanda Lane - Aiding in MTB 101 & Virgina Creeper
Denita & Sara - Accessible Outdoors
Rachel Woods - Smoke Signal Media and outdoor photography

Beverages and prizes are available from our sponsors as well as other supporting businesses.

bad water: Serendipity Trail

  • February 12, 2022 — March 27, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Justin Chance, Cameron Cameron, Tristan Higganbotham
Serendipity Trail
opens February 12, up through March 27

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

UT Dept of English: Frederick Douglass Day

  • February 10, 2022 — February 17, 2022

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

n February 2022, thousands of people will celebrate Douglass Day, an annual event held to celebrate the birthday of Frederick Douglass. Members of the public are invited to join this celebration by joining us at the University of Tennessee for a series of events to honor Douglass and to contribute to Black literary history!

Our plenary address by Professor Gabrielle Foreman will be "Frederick Douglass and the Politics of Trust: Black Organizing, Black Wealth, and the Failure of the Freedman's Bank," on Thursday, February 10, 3:30 PM in Student Union 270 or via Zoom.

The main event will be the Frederick Douglass Day Celebration and Transcribe-a-thon on Monday, February 14, 12 PM - 3 PM, Student Union Room 262 and via Zoom. We will be logging on to to help transcribe records from a little-known chapter of African American history called the Colored Conventions. It’s a way to celebrate Black History Month with a digital twist!

Sponsored by UT Departments of English, History, and Africana Studies; UT Humanities Center, UT Libraries, UT Special Collections, Division of Diversity and Engagement, and Council for Diversity and Inclusion.

River & Rail Theatre Company: In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)

Category: Theatre

Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity, scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating "hysteria" in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife Catherine wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor's home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone.

We love this play for its humor, honesty, and magical healing.

*Production contains sexual content and partial nudity.

Preview: Feb. 9
Performances: Feb. 10-13, Feb. 18-20, 24-27

River & Rail Theatre, 111 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-407-0727,

Pellissippi State: Muriel Condon: Fabric Print and Quilt

  • February 7, 2022 — March 4, 2022

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

Beginning Monday, Feb. 7, The Arts at Pellissippi State presents Muriel Condon: Fabric Print and Quilt in the Bagwell Center for Media Art Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Condon, a printmaker who is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Tennessee, curated a fabric quilt print exchange with fellow printmakers from across the United States in 2021. Each printmaker, including Knoxville’s own Jake Ingram, contributed works on 12-inch by 12-inch fabric quilt squares, which Condon then pieced together.

“The overall installation touches on the tension between collaborative and individual art, two-dimensional vs. three-dimensional art, fine art vs. craft and objects that we use,” said Pellissippi State Professor Herb Rieth.

Condon received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montana State University in Printmaking and Painting in 2016 and has studied and served at Frogman’s Print Workshops in Omaha, Nebraska; the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia; and Whiteaker Printmakers in Eugene, Oregon. Before moving to Knoxville, she also participated in the Print Arts Northwest’s Emerging Printmaker residency and was an instructional assistant for screen printing at Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon.

Muriel Condon: Fabric Print and Quilt will be on display until Friday, March 4. The Bagwell Gallery is on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville.

Information: 865-694-6405,

TVUUC: UT Knoxville Printmaking Program exhibition

  • February 6, 2022 — April 7, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Reception Friday, February 11, 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Artists’ talks at 6:30 pm.

Works by graduate students, faculty and staff from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Printmaking Program. Free and open to the public!

This exhibition presents prints and related works by graduate students, staff and faculty from the University of Tennessee Printmaking Program. The Printmaking Program in the UT School of Art has been ranked among the top graduate programs by US News and World Report for more than 20 years. Courses included intaglio, lithography, relief, monotype, book arts, and screen print. The program encourages students to work with the entire printmaking toolbox, from traditional to digital processes. Emphasize is placed on the importance of making work with processes and materials that inform and develop conceptual ideas.

Our program is enriched by the diversity of backgrounds and educational experiences as reflected in the listing below:
Zoe Brester-Pennings, 2nd Year Graduate Student (BFA, Sonoma State University)
Danqi Cai, 2nd Year Graduate Student, (BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Gino Castellanos, 1st Year Graduate Student (BFA, Florida Atlantic University)
Muriel Condon, 3rd Year Graduate Student (BFA, Montana State University)
Anthony Huang, 1st Year Graduate Student (MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design)
Noah Lagle, 2nd Year Graduate Student (BFA, University of Vermont)
Beauvais Lyons, Professor of Art (MFA, Arizona State University)
Elysia Mann, Printshop Technician (MFA, University of Tennessee)
Althea Murphy-Price, Professor of Art (MFA, Temple University)
Haley Takahashi, 2nd Year Graduate Student (BFA, University of Colorado, Boulder)
Chloe Wack, 1st Year Graduate Student, (BFA, Towson University)
Koichi Yamamoto, Professor of Art (MFA, University of Alberta)

More information about the artists in this exhibition may be found on the UT School of Art website (

Gallery hours: 10-4 Monday, 10-3 Tuesday and Wednesday. Ring doorbell to enter. Masks required.
Where: Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery
2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

The WordPlayers: The Ends We Seek - Black History Show Tour

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Kids, family and Theatre

The WordPlayers of Knoxville will tour an original production, The Ends We Seek, to schools, community colleges, and churches during February. This one-act play with music by Ethan Norman, is a work of historical fiction, which moves between actual events in the 19th and 20th centuries. The play vividly and powerfully illustrates how major historical events -- Lincoln's election and Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the movement for civil rights inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- impacted the lives of ordinary individuals and families. With sharp dialogue, inspired by true stories, and with captivating musical interludes, The Ends We Seek personalizes and humanizes the experience of ordinary people swept up in the events of history.

Supported by an Arts Builds Communities Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission through the Arts and Culture Alliance, The WordPlayers' 15th Annual Black History Show Tour will have 14 performances in 12 different venues across 8 TN counties.

Schedule of Free, Public Performances:

Feb. 6, One Life Church, 2900 Knoxville Center Dr., Knoxville, 4:00 PM
Feb. 8, Roane State – Harriman, O’Brien Theatre, 276 Patton Ln., Harriman, TN, 11:00 AM
Feb. 9, Central Baptist Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Dr., Knoxville, 6:00 PM
Feb. 16, Walters State – Claiborne County, Auditorium, 1325 Claiborne St., Tazewell, TN, 2:00 PM
Feb. 17, Walters State – Morristown, Lyceum, 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy., Morristown, TN, 6:10 PM
Feb. 19, Oak Valley Baptist, 194 Hampton Rd., Oak Ridge, 4:00 PM
Feb. 20, Fifth Avenue Baptist, 2500 E. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, 4:00 PM
Feb. 21, Walters State – Greeneville, Lyceum, 221 N. College St., Greeneville, TN, 6:10 PM
Feb. 22, Walters State – Sevier County, CAPE 104, 1720 Old Newport Hwy., Sevierville, TN, 4:00 PM

Info:, call 865-539-2490 or email

Oak Ridge Art Center: Ebony Imagery XIX

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

The Ebony Imagery Series began in 1984 with the showing of a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian service which carried the same title. It was curated by David Driscoll, noted Art and Art History Professor at the University of Maryland, who came to the Art Center to speak about the art and artists during the original showing. Along with the Smithsonian exhibition, the Art Center mounted a collection of work by local African American Artists which by all accounts was as compelling as those from the national art scene. We reprised the exhibition in 1989 and held it annually for a few years before settling on a biennial exhibition.

The 2022 exhibition is the nineteenth in the Series. During that time we have seen many wonderful artists whose work moved us. Some are still with the exhibition today, some have passed away and their voices are sorely missed, and new artists to the series add new perspectives. We expect wide range of both two and three dimensional media that will include some traditional forms like drawing on paper, clay sculpture, and oil on canvas to more contemporary media that utilizes new products or traditional products in new ways. Regardless of the technique, sometimes in spite of the technique, these artists bring us fresh, emotionally charged perspectives that move us.

We hope to host a closing reception March 19th from 2 to 4 PM and hope to see you there.

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

214 Magnolia: Featuring artist Herbert Art

  • February 4, 2022 — March 12, 2022

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

Opening reception Friday Feb 4th, 5-8
Show will be up till March 12th

214 Magnolia, 214 W. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Friday 5-8, Saturday 12-5, and by appointment, via IG button, during the week: 865-337-7106 or

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Members’ Fiber Arts exhibition

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

The Plateau Creative Arts Center invites the public to come and enjoy the Art Guild members’ Fiber Arts Exhibit. The exhibit will be featured at the February 2022 Fun and Wine Reception on Friday, February 4 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The display will showcase a variety of pieces from the Art Guild members and will run through March 3, 2022.

We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to both artisans and attendees, to encourage interest and acceptance of many varieties of Fiber Arts as Fine Arts. This medium is non-utilitarian work that consists primarily of natural or synthetic fiber or yarn. It focuses on the design, materials and artistic labor as basics for the works’ significance that prioritizes aesthetic over utilitarian values.

The term Fiber Arts originated shortly after World War II, defining work by craft artists incorporating fabric into their works. The 50’s gave more recognition to Fiber Arts as Fine Arts, and by the 60’s and 70’s, Fiber Arts was embraced worldwide, with a growing number of artists creating 2 and 3-dimensional fiber works in a variety of genres. Fiber Arts continues to thrive and evolve, and the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is thrilled to share a variety of Fiber Arts for public viewing.

Located at 451 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade (off Peavine Road). 931-707-7249 or

Rala: The Paris Party: First Friday w/ Paris Woodhull

  • February 4, 2022 — March 1, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Please join us for the show opening on Feb 4 from 6 to 8pm.

We are excited to have Paris Woodhull as our featured artist for the months of February and March! Her show The Paris Party features large figurative paintings, in her unique and recognizable style. All paintings are one of a kind originals, and would make for very special Valentine's gifts!

Paris Woodhull is a born and raised Knoxvillian, and received her BFA in 2D art with a concentration in Painting & Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She loves bold color, pattern, pop culture, portraiture, fashion, and is fueled by copious amounts of coffee.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we prefer that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!
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Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-7888, Instagram: @ShopRala

Awaken Coffee: Artwork by Leesa Osburn

  • February 4, 2022 — February 27, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Leesa is a fairly recent transplant from the West Coast to Knoxville. Her painting medium is water based oils. You can see her work at Knoxville is becoming home to her family, which included two rescued dogs. Leesa is also learning to paint in the Plein Air Style when time and weather permits.

Hours: M-F 730:am to 8:pm, Sat 8am to8pm, Sun 1:pm to 6pm.

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

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