Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 2, 2022

The Bottom: 1619 Project Study Group

  • April 2, 2022 — May 21, 2022

Category: Free event, History, heritage, Lecture, panel and Literature, spoken word, writing

As part of our Community Fellowship program, The Bottom is hosting a 7-part study group covering Nicole Hannah Jones' 1619 Project. Study groups will take place at 10am on Saturdays in April & May, including engaged discussions with the following community educators: Cornelius Eady (4/2), Aris Clemons (4/16), Michelle Brown (4/23), DeLisa Hawkes (4/30), Black Atticus (5/7), Aisha Brown (5/14), and Rhea Carmon (5/21). With the exception of our first study group on April 2nd, all other study groups will take place in person at The Bottom!


The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Tennessee State Parks: Natural Areas Week

  • April 2, 2022 — April 10, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

Tennessee Division of Natural Areas will Celebrate Natural Areas Week 2022, beginning April 2nd and continuing through April 10th. The division’s experienced event leaders will be leading outings at designated State Natural Areas across Tennessee, from the escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau at Virgin Falls and across the cedar glades of the Nashville Basin, to the lowlands of the West at Big Cypress Tree, there is an event for everyone. Please join Tennessee Division of Natural Areas staff and partners as they explore, explain and celebrate the wonder of Tennessee State Natural Areas during the 2022 Natural Areas Week.

Dogwood Arts: Chalk Walk

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event and Kids, family

Knoxville's favorite live art competition is back and in-person! The Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk returns to Downtown Knoxville on Saturday, April 2nd with a myriad of new elements for the community to enjoy. The 2022 event will feature an expanded footprint, extending out of Market Square and down Market Street past the East Tennessee Historical Society where attendees can experience the brand new SideWalk of Fame, several food trucks, and a blooming beer garden. Event organizers have expanded the footprint to ease congested areas in Market Square, add additional space for artists, and create an overall better experience for event attendees.

● Event Date: Saturday, April 2nd in Market Square, Downtown Knoxville
● Artists Working: 8AM-5PM
● Award Ceremony: 7PM (Market Square Stage)

Over 150 artists and collaborative teams will turn Downtown Knoxville sidewalks into vast canvases for all to enjoy. There are 12 competition categories including: Elementary (Single & Collaborative), Middle School (Single & Collaborative), High School (Single & Collaborative), College (Single & Collaborative), Adult (Single & Collaborative), Family, and the brand new SideWalk of Fame category. The SideWalk of Fame will feature six ‘Chalk Walk All-Stars’ including: Sonia Summers, Cathryn Bozone, Cody Swaggerty, Summer Small, Jessi Queen, and Ryne Sandberg.

Artists will work from 8AM-5PM on their squares — cash prizes and ribbons are awarded to select artists who have created imaginative and inspiring artworks in their age division.

Kids Chalk Free! Kids of all ages can also create their own chalk masterpieces with free chalk provided by First Horizon Bank in the First Horizon Fun Zone—located on Union Avenue between Urban Outfitters and Tupelo Honey. The People’s Choice Award, presented by WIVK FM-107.7, will allow guests to text-to-vote for their favorite square.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Sustainable Future Center: Makers Market

  • April 2, 2022

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

201 Ogle Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920

Join us for our monthly Makers Market! Enjoy local food, makers, and music. We will have activities for kids set up along with crafts! Stroll through the garden to see what we have growing. This is a great space to connect to others interested in sustainability, permaculture, and more.
(865) 294-0154

McClung Museum: Family Day: Let's Go on a Journey!

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

April 2nd, 1–4 p.m.
Registration Required

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Dr on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-2144,

City of Knoxville Neighborhood Conference

  • April 2, 2022

Category: Free event and Health, wellness

Free! The City of Knoxville’s 2022 Neighborhood Conference is a fun, interactive event designed to give participants a better understanding of living and working in Knoxville. This FREE conference is open to everyone—neighborhood leaders, members and participants of neighborhood organizations and any city resident interested in the quality of life in Knoxville’s neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Conference is brought to you by the City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhood Empowerment in collaboration with numerous city and county departments.

EVERYONE must register - neighbors, exhibitors, elected officials, candidates and conference volunteers. The deadline for online registration is 12 noon on Monday, March 28, 2022.

Questions may be directed to Courtney Durrett at 215-3456 or

Sat, April 2, 2022
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St.
Knoxville, TN 37902

Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • April 2, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Fundraisers and Literature, spoken word, writing

Sequoyah Branch Library 10 AM - 5 PM
Proceeds benefit Knox County Public Library

Tennessee Theatre: Donna Summer Zumba on the Stage

Category: Dance, movement and Free event


Put on your leg warmers and sparkles and join us for a Donna Summer-filled Zumba class on the Tennessee Theatre stage, led by Lisa Slagle, Kimberley Clemmer and Angela Wampler! This hour-long class on Saturday, April 2 at 10am will feature Donna Summer and other disco hits and let you show off your best moves before Summer: The Donna Summer Musical hits the Tennessee Theatre stage April 8-10.

This class is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited. You do not need to have a ticket for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical to attend this class but do need to complete the registration form. Please complete a separate form for each participant.

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Sidewalk Sale & Camera Swap Meet

  • April 2, 2022

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

10AM - 2PM

Join us for a sidewalk sale and community swap meet. Buy, sell & trade your camera gear and more at the Knoxville Community Darkroom. This event is open to everyone in the community, swap and sell your photo equipment and used gear! Any and all camera-related equipment is welcome, space is limited so message us to reserve your table.

If you'd like to reserve a tablespace to sell your gear, there is a fee of $10 to participate in the event. This is a BYOT (bring your own table) event, and is first paid, first reserved. There's room for about 6 tables inside the building, and the rest will be outside.
Shopping and swapping are free and open to the public. We will be set up outside and inside. Free coffee and doughnuts while they last. Reserve your spot today, please contact us at:

The Knoxville Community Darkroom, 126 Jennings Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:

UT School of Music: Guest Artist Recital: Boris Berman (piano)

  • April 2, 2022

Category: Free event, Music and Virtual

The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences of more than fifty countries on six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, The Philharmonia (London), the Toronto Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish Orchestra.

April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

UT School of Music: Unless otherwise noted, concerts are FREE and open to the public. Venues: Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard; James R. Cox Auditorium and Performance Hall 32, Alumni Memorial Building, 1408 Middle Drive. Information: 865-974-8935,

Southside Plant Swap

  • April 2, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event, Kids, family and Science, nature

SATURDAY AT 1 PM – 4 PM at SouthSide Garage
Event by SouthSide Garage and The Plant Trolley

Southside Garage is located 5 minutes from Stanley's Greenhouse. We provide drinks, food trucks, and lots of family fun!
The plant swap is an opportunity for plant lovers to swap rare plants and other accessories. For those looking to get started The Plant Trolley will be on site selling their awesome plants!

UT School of Art: Ericka Walker Lithographs – The Great Experiment

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Printmaking Showcase Gallery on the second floor of the Art and Architecture Building features “The Great Experiment,” an exhibition of lithographs by Ericka Walker. The exhibition will be on view from April 1 – May 30, 2022. Born in Wisconsin, Walker received her MFA from UT Knoxville in 2010, and lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she is an Associate Professor at NSCAD University.

Art and Architecture Building, 2nd Floor Printmaking Aisle
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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