Calendar of Events

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Keep Knoxville Beautiful: The Orchids Awards

  • April 3, 2022 — April 30, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION! The Orchids Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties, public spaces, and public art since 1979. Throughout the month of April, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards online via our Facebook page. Awards will be presented to winners in six different categories: New Architecture, Redesign/Reuse, Outdoor Space, Community Space, Public Art, and Regreening.

Join us in celebrating the architects, artist, developers and community members that are beautifying our dynamic city.

Stay tuned for information to support Keep Knoxville Beautiful Mural Fund, which will support Knoxville's next murals. Four generous sponsors will match your individual donations. Help us reach our goal of $9,500!

Ancient Lore Village: Brunch Books and Tour with Angelique Medow

  • April 3, 2022 — April 24, 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food and Literature, spoken word, writing

Sundays Apr 3, 10, 17, and 24
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

1:00 pm – Brunch (limited availability)
Come hungry and leave blissfully fulfilled! Here’s to a beautiful Sunday Funday at the Nest Patio overlooking the Smoky Mountains with everything your taste buds could desire.

2:00pm – Books
Signing + Fireside Chat complimentary // Intimate gathering with author, Angelique Medow, with booking of brunch and/ or tour.

3:00 pm – Tour
Ancient Lore Village 30-minute guided Story Tour of the Village with a sneak peek of the dwellings (based on availability). Yard games, bonfire, archery, and axe throwing available.

Ancient Lore Village, 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. 865-200-2434,,

Clayton Center for the Arts: Southern Circuit screening of The Neutral Ground

Category: Film and Virtual

The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.

April 3-6, 2022: Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s).
Screening Partner: Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Chamber Classics: Blackberry Winter

Category: Music

Chamber Classics Series
Blackberry Winter
Sunday, April 3, 2022, 2:30pm

Bijou Theatre

“[Ellisor] can take materials out of diverse non-classical traditions and marry them with classical ideas and methods so that each tradition retains its distinctiveness within a whole greater than the sum of its parts.” --Marcel Smith, Nashville Scene

Aram Demirjian, conductor

CHARLES IVES Symphony No. 3
CONNI ELLISOR Blackberry Winter (Appalachian Dulcimer Concerto)
JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 6, “Morning”

865-291-3310 or

Amadeus Chamber Ensemble

  • April 3, 2022

Category: Free event and Music

Amadeus Chamber Ensemble featuring music of Johann Sebastian Bach (Brandenburg Concerto #4),
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik), Henry Purcell, and more.

Sunday, April 3 at 5:30 P.M.
Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN
Cathedral Concert Series
Free Admission. Tickets required through Eventbrite at
One-hour program; no intermission.

Miroslav Hristov (concertmaster), Edward Pulgar (concertmaster), Devan Jaquez (flute), Jill Bartine (flute), Chih-Long Hu (keyboard), Jacqueline Breechen(soprano), Diana Salesky (alto), and the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble strings.

Babahatchie Community Band Concert

  • April 3, 2022

Category: Free event and Music

The concert is free and donations are accepted. April 3rd at 3:00pm

It will include selections from Dances With Wolves, favorites from Chicago, Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World and more.

We are a local concert band that has been performing for residents in Harriman for over 20 years. The full group, usually about 30 members strong, was formed by Dr. Joseph (Joe) Williams in 1989. The band holds weekly rehearsals, which are open to the public and held in the Harriman High School band room most any Monday evening around 7:30 PM
Harriman High School auditorium, 920 N Roane St, Harriman, TN 37748

A1LabArts Presents: Life Drawing with Clothes On!

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

SUNDAY AT 11 AM – 1:30 PM at Central Filling Station

This will be our first appearance at Central Filling Station during their family-friendly Sunday Brunch & Browse event, which is open to the public.

A1's life drawing events are currently the most affordable in town. A1 Members can draw for free, and there is a $5 fee for non-members. Bring your own supplies and tips for our enthralling models.

Click on DISCUSSIONS for more info about our models.
A1LabArts~it's art with an attitude;)

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.

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

Rala: The Fortune Teller's Sister & Other Portraits with Cynthia Markert

  • April 1, 2022 — May 29, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opens FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022 AT 6 PM – 8 PM

Rala presents The Fortune Teller's Sister & Other Portraits, a show by Cynthia Markert. All paintings are one of a kind originals.
Please join us for the show opening from 6 to 8pm. Visit our online gallery:

Cynthia Markert is a staple artist and local treasure within Knoxville's arts community and has long been creating timeless paintings of women on wooden panels. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we prefer that masks be worn inside the store. Thank you for helping us stay safe!

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, or

Art Market Gallery: Anna Burton & Curt Imerman

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

First Friday Reception: April 1st, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

April Featured Artists: Anna Burton – Jewelry and Curt Imerman – Drawing

Anna Burton, Jewelry
Anna Burton is a self-trained bead embroidery and weaving artist. She has a love for color and nature and challenges herself to bring contemporary and fun style to the artform. Her background as a professionally trained musician influences how her pieces take shape and flow. Her affinity for bright color combinations, nature, and a desire to continually explore new avenues with her medium is evidenced in each finished piece. Her passion is bead embroidery and dreaming up new ways to make an already 3D art form even more 3-dimensional. Anna began working with beads right out of college when employed at a bead store. What began as a necessity (the bead store was in need of someone to teach their classes), quickly grew into a love and a passion. She has entered several international competitions, most notably, Battle of the Beadsmith (2013, 2014, 2015). She has also served as a member of CABO (Capital Area Bead Organization) in Raleigh, NC, as project coordinator. She is currently a member of the EGA (Embroiderers’ Guild of America).

Curt Imerman, Drawing
I began making pencil drawings at a young age. I have been drawing in pen and ink since the 1980s. I was juried into the Art Market Gallery in September 2020. I submitted several of my barn drawings to the jury. I have since expanded my artistic work by adding slight accent colors to enhance my barn drawings. I also broadened the subject matter I draw (birds, mushrooms, butterflies, etc.). However, barns are still very strong in my mind and heart.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

Dogwood Arts: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites

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

April 1 - 30, 2022

Knoxville’s iconic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Take a drive, a walk, or a bike ride and enjoy the scenic natural beauty of our region!

History: In 1947, New York newspaper reporter John Gunther came into town, checked out the area, then returned to New York and wrote “Knoxville is the ugliest city I ever saw in America, with the possible exception of some mill towns in New England. Its main street is called Gay Street; this seemed to me to be a misnomer.” Thus, in 1955, members of the Knoxville Garden Club, led by Betsey Creekmore, Martha Ashe and Betsy Goodson, along with a group of concerned citizens with a vision began a civic beautification project–the Dogwood Trails..

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

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