Calendar of Events

Friday, May 13, 2022

Knoxville Museum of Art: Currents: Women Artists from the KMA Collection

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

The Knoxville Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, showcases what two important Tennessee cultural organizations are doing to support and empower women artists. Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art is on view at the KMA April 22-July 24, 2022, and Currents: Women Artists from the KMA Collection is on view May 13-August 14, 2022. Both exhibitions pay tribute to contemporary women artists represented in each museum’s respective collections.

Since 2000, the Hunter Museum of American Art has prioritized the acquisition of works by women artists from around the United States, who have long lagged behind their male counterparts when it comes to museum-level recognition. Highlights of the Hunter exhibition include an installation by Lesley Dill featuring floor-to-ceiling banners and hand-embroidered text, a silhouette pop-up book by Kara Walker examining the history of American race relations, a textile by Vadis Turner questioning inherited gender roles, and a mixed media installation by Beverly Semmes inspired by composer John Cage’s minimalist music.

Like the Hunter, the Knoxville Museum of Art has actively sought to acquire outstanding works by women for its collection. The selection on view reflects women’s broad technical and aesthetic range found in contemporary art. A mixed media painting on wooden sections by Alison Moritsugu conveys a monumental landscape, expansive yet incomplete. Nancy Rubins elevates graphite drawing into a large sculptural construction apparently shaped by violent forces. British artist Marilène Oliver constructs provocative portraits of her family in the form of acrylic sheets imprinted with digital medical scans. Patty Chang uses water and mirrors to transform her own image taken in a Belgian church into a complex photographic work fragmented by harsh angles and provocative reflections. In her video Joan of Arc, Alex McQuilkin responds to Maria Falconetti’s memorable lead role in the legendary 1928 French silent film by Carl Dreyer and the film’s themes of adolescent desire, faith, and suffering. These and other selected works call overdue attention to women’s significant role in reshaping the contemporary art landscape.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Fountain City Art Guild: Spring Show

  • May 13, 2022 — June 22, 2022

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

Reception May 13, 6:30-8 PM
Food, fine art & friends! Free and open to public.

Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37918. Hours: Tu 9:30-3:30, W-R 9:30-4:30 or by appointment. Information: 865-357-2787,

Tennessee Stage Co. and Mabry-Hazen House: Kings & Crowns

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

Join Tennessee Stage Co. and Mabry-Hazen House for selection of scenes from Shakespeare’s history plays—a recounting of Kings and Crowns!

The Tennessee Stage Company and their newly rechristened Shakespeare program, Knoxville Shakespeare, are excited to announce a new partnership and program with Mabry-Hazen House to perform selections from Shakespeare’s histories on the historic grounds of Mabry’s Hill.Set against the backdrop of Mabry-Hazen House and natural beauty of Mabry’s Hill, the initial production will be an excerpt piece called Kings And Crowns featuring scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare’s history plays. The performance will feature scenes from the most rarely performed of Shakespeare’s plays, including Richard II, Henry VIII, Henry IV, Part Two, King Henry VI, Part Three and Henry V. The performance will be in the style of a progressive dinner and will take place across the entire grounds of Mabry’s Hill with the audience moving from place to place between scenes.

Playing for three performances only:

Friday, May 13th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 14th, 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 15th, 2:00 PM

Doors open thirty minutes before curtain. Reservations and tickets are $12.00, group rate of 4 tickets for $45, and neighborhood residents (ZIP code 37915) are $10. We will honor Penny4Arts (up to three students age 18 and under may attend for one penny with a paying adult), and all children 6 and under are free.

We urge all attendees to bring a folding chair or a blanket since the performances will be at various locations on the grounds of the Mabry-Hazen House. Proceeds benefit actors, Tennessee Stage Company, and Mabry-Hazen House. Refreshments and light concessions will be available for purchase.

865-546-4280 or

Tennessee Theatre: Blue Man Group

Category: Music



Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,,

Friends of Knox County Public Library: Used Book Sale

  • May 13, 2022 — May 14, 2022

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

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

Knoxville Museum of Art: Kick-Off to Summer 2022

Category: Culinary arts, food, Dance, movement, Fundraisers and Music

MAY 13, 2022 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Admission Price: $125
Dance the night away at the KMA – Kick-Off to Summer returns!

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5pm, Sunday 1-5 pm, closed Mondays. Information: 865-525-6101,

The Mill & Mine: Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute

  • May 13, 2022

Category: Music

Friday, May 13

Rumours is back for another amazing show at The Mill & Mine. Since their formation in 2014, Rumours has gained a faithful following of fans and is regarded as the best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. If you are looking for a flashback to the past, this is the show to see. Over the last three years, they have started touring internationally, gaining a global audience. This steady climb has resulted in a streamlined show that is guaranteed to transport the audience back in the '70s.

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information:

The Concourse: Borgore

  • May 13, 2022

Category: Music

Friday, May 13, 2022
Midnight Voyage, Cue44 at The Concourse
Show: 10:00PM

The Concourse, 4328 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Party of Five Closing Reception

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

In a year like no other, Arrowmont's 2021-2022 Artists-in-Residents lived and worked together in the intimate environment of shared housing and adjoining studios. Their 11-month residency culminates in a group exhibition, now on display in the Sandra J. Blain Galleries at Arrowmont.

Please join Elizabeth Belz, Horacio Casillas, Kyle Cottier, Naomi David Russo, and Lena Schmid at the closing reception for their exhibition, "Party of Five." The reception is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

May 13, 2022, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Sandra J. Blain Galleries
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Dancers Studio Knoxville: Evening of Dance

  • May 12, 2022 — May 14, 2022

Category: Dance, movement

The Evening of Dance Is Back at the Carousel Theatre! Performance dates/times:

~Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:45 pm
~Friday, May 13, 2022, at 6:45 pm
~Friday, May 13, 2022, at 8:45 pm
~Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 6:45 pm
~Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 8:45 pm

Adult Tickets: $20 each. Student/Child Tickets: $10 each. There are several ways to get your tickets.

1. Stop by the studio and place your order. There will be a box downstairs in the main studio (Studio 1). Write your name and show date with time on the outside of the envelope, and place your cash/check in the envelope. You can pick up your tickets in the same box approximately 24-48 hours afterward.

2. Call the studio at (865) 584-9636 and place your order by phone. Payment can be dropped off at the studio when you pick up your tickets.

3. Set up a WILL CALL order. Contact the studio at (865) 584-9636 or email or with your order.

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Alex Rifwald Photography

  • May 10, 2022 — May 29, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Science, nature

Visit the Ijams Hallway Gallery in May to view the work of Knoxville native Alex Rifwald! This collection, entitled "Revival," celebrates her return to photography after a 10-year hiatus. After running a commercial photography business, Alex had lost her joy for the medium and put her camera down, but she has rediscovered herself and her love for this art form. You'll be inspired!

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Information: 865-577-4717,

Anthology: A Collection of Selected Works by Ted Richards

  • May 8, 2022 — July 29, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opening May 8, 2-4 PM - meet the artist, refreshments
Exhibition hours M-F 9-4

Ted Richards lives in Loudon, TN.

The Gallery at Rarity Bay Community Activity Center (second building on right as you enter Rarity Bay), 150 Rarity Bay Pkwy, Vonore, TN 37885.

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