Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Knoxville Community Band: Free Concert

  • December 4, 2022

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

Christmas Concert Sunday, December 4 at the Bijou Theatre

The Knoxville Community Band gives musicians of all experience levels the opportunity to perform in various concerts, including an outdoor concert series during the summer and other festivals and City events throughout the year. The band plays an assortment of light classical, festive and marching songs. The band meets in the band room at Northwest Middle School at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night (no practices in August or December). The band is directed by Larry Hicks, retired band director of Heritage High School in Maryville.

For more information on concert dates or about joining the band, please contact Larry Hicks at kcbdirector@gmail.com

https://www.knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/parks_and_recreation/programs/knoxville_community_band

Status Dough: Songwriter Sundays

  • December 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

SUNDAY AT 6 PM – 8 PM
Event by Make Music Knoxville

Join us at Status Dough for an evening of original music (and some pretty exceptional sweets) each first Sunday through the end of 2022!

Signups begin at 5pm, Music from 6-8pm.
Original music only, 2 songs or 10 minutes.

See you there!
https://www.facebook.com/events/612925223885166/612925233885165/

418 S. Gay St Ste 101 Knoxville, TN 37902

Friends of Music and the Arts: Candlelight Service of Advent Lessons & Carols

  • December 4, 2022
  • 5:30 PM

Category: Music

Choirs of the Ascension

Friends of Music and the Arts, a support society for music at Ascension, augments the calendar of liturgical feast days with concerts and organ recitals throughout the year.

(865) 588-0589 or info@knoxvilleascension.org
800 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919
https://www.knoxvilleascension.org/foma

3rd Annual Sequoyah Hills Holiday Makers Market

  • December 4, 2022

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

1-5 PM at 1212 Kenesaw Avenue

Followed by the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 6-7 PM

The Sequoyah Hills Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Sunday, December 4th at 6:00 pm, drive through style once more! We ask that everyone stay in their cars and drive by to see the tree lit up, and catch a glimpse of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Elves will be on hand to provide treats for the kiddos if you wish. The tree is in Talahi Park, across from the circular Sun Fountain on Cherokee Boulevard. So load up the car, take in our festive neighborhood, and get into the holiday spirit!

https://sequoyahhills.org/

Heska Amuna Synagogue: Stories from our Past & Visions of our Future

  • December 4, 2022

Category: Fundraisers and Music

Sunday, December 4 at 5:30 pm
Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive

Celebrate Heska Amuna Synagogue's 130th anniversary with dinner, drinks, and music!

The evening will invoke memories from Heska Amuna's 130 years with stories and photographs highlighting our congregation.

Brian Salesky, retired Artistic Director of the Knoxville Opera Company, and friends will guide us through the past 130 years of Jewish music as we travel from Second Avenue to Broadway to Carnegie Hall!

For questions or more information, please contact us at heskaamuna130@heskaamuna.org.
https://jewishknoxville.regfox.com/heska-amuna-130-tickets

Nourish Knoxville's Winter Farmer's Market

  • December 3, 2022 — March 25, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event and Kids, family

Every Saturday, December 3-17 and January 21 – March 25, 2023*
10 am – 2 pm
* NO WINTER FARMERS’ MARKETS ON 12/24/2022, 12/31/2022, 1/7/2023, OR 1/14/2023

2022 – 2023 Location: Outdoors on historic Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville

Nourish Knoxville’s Winter Farmers’ Market is an open-air farmers’ market located on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. Everything at the WFM is grown or made by our vendors in the East Tennessee region. Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more!

Public restrooms are available on the ground floor of the Market Square Garage.
https://www.nourishknoxville.org/winter-market/

Knoxville Community Darkroom: Classes & Workshops

Category: Classes, workshops and Exhibitions, visual art

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS!
December 3rd Workshop (Cyanotype) 4PM-6PM - In this workshop, you will learn to make a unique one-of-a-kind handmade print by coating various papers with Cyanotype chemicals and developing them in the sun. Bring found objects, plant materials or print digital negatives on acetate. Paper will be provided for the workshop, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like to experiment. You'll need to register for this class at least 2-days in advance so we can get the materials ready for you to use! A materials fee of $60 is due at or before the event.

December 8th Class (Learning Series - The Camera) 6PM-8PM - The Camera will teach you all about analog shooting. Topics covered will be: selecting a camera, camera functions, operating in that mysterious "Manual" mode, metering your subject, lens selection, and more. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

December 10th Workshop (Lumen Printing) 4PM-6PM - Lumen printing is an early photographic process developed in the 19th century. Using sunlight as developer and (mostly) organic objects as subjects, a lumen print makes a creative impression of our physical world. Come learn the fun Lumen process and discover how to apply it in your design and creative process. You will be making prints within minutes in this exciting workshop as you learn to expose and develop your works. A workshop fee of $30 is due at or before the event.

December 12th Class (Learning Series - The Negative) 6PM-8PM - The Negative will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn to load and process your film. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

December 14th Class (Learning Series - The Print) 6PM-8PM - The Print will take you inside The Darkroom where you will learn the basics of enlarger use, burning and dodging and developing finished prints. For this class, you must bring your developed film and B&W photo paper. We suggest buying film and paper locally from F32 near West Town Mall. Pricing for this individual class is $60. This class is limited to 3 participants.

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

Oak Ridge Art Center: Gallery of Holiday Shops

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

A Week of Delights! Due to the unrivaled success of Gallery of Holiday Shops in the past two years, we will host the event for a full week again, making it a week of delights!
Gallery of Holiday Shops will be run from Saturday, December 3 through Saturday, December 10 from 9 to 4 pm each day. We will have some artists and several volunteers here to help you make purchases and package your items. As in the past, we will have one cashier area so each shopper need only make one purchase and will not have to carry all the merchandise around as you shop all the booths. We suggest you make reservations to come to the show when you prefer, but will take walk-ins when, and if, numbers in the building will allow. This annual event offers guests an opportunity to access one-of-a-kind creations by regional artists and artisans in a variety of media. We hope this coincides with the need of members of our community to find beautiful, meaningful items for their loved ones for the holidays in a safe environment.

There is never an admission fee, and proceeds from the artists’ sales will benefit both the artists and the Art Center. Shopping local is a great way to support regional artists, the Art Center, and our local economy.

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

Historic Westwood: Candlelight Holiday Home Tours

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage and Kids, family

Tickets: www.knoxheritage.org/2022-candlelight-home-tours

Come see Historic Westwood's halls decked in holiday splendor! Cookies and hot beverages will be served.
Saturday, December 3rd 6pm- 9pm
Sunday, December 4th 6pm- 9pm

Please note - tours will start at the top of each hour and will be limited to 75 guests per hour.
Adults $15 | Children 12 & under $8

We hope you can join us!

Knox Heritage at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008, www.knoxheritage.org

Art Market Gallery: Inna Knox and Mary Saylor

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

December Featured Artists
First Friday Reception: December 2nd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Inna Knox, Painting
Inna Knox’s paintings are energy and time captured on canvas. Her vibrant colors and skillful use of the palette knife capture life and movement on the street. She grew up in Russia and Ukraine, studying at the prestigious St. Petersburg Art University in Interior Design, before immigrating to the U.S. in 2000. She does commission paintings and enjoys painting cityscapes, landscapes, seascapes, portraits of people and animals.

Mary Saylor, Sculpture
Mary Saylor is an accomplished Mixed Media Artist who specializes in Paper Mache with the use of recycled materials. Mary received her Bachelor of Fine Art at Ohio University with a major in ceramics and minor in sculpture. She has the ability to take ordinary items and give them new life in unconventional ways. Her work has a whimsical bent and exhibits a deep love and appreciation for the characters she creates. Her work may be viewed at the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville and at local exhibits and shows.

Open Christmas Eve Dec 24, Closed Christmas Day Dec 25. Open New Years Eve Dec 31 , Closed New Years Day Jan 1. Open Mondays during December - Closed Mondays starting in January.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265, www.artmarketgallery.net, www.Facebook.com/ArtMarketGallery

Bennett: Andy Saftel Art Exhibition: Peas Come to Table

  • December 2, 2022 — January 28, 2023

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

AN EXHIBIT BY ANDREW SAFTEL | MEET THE ARTIST
DECEMBER 2ND, 2022 THRU JANUARY 28TH, 2023
CHAMPAGNE SATURDAY OPENING IS DECEMBER 3RD FROM 11 – 4PM

Join BENNETT for the latest exhibit of Andy Saftel’s work, and meet the artist Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1–3pm. The complete collection of work shown at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is available through BENNETT. Join us for this special show!

Watch the video of Andrew Saftel as he creates Peas Come to Table.
Browse the catalog of Andrew Saftel’s Cedarhurst exhibit.
https://bennetthome.com/events/andy-saftel-art-opening-peas-come-to-table/

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Lauren Ailor

  • December 2, 2022 — December 31, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Lauren Ailor Friday, Dec. 2, from 6-8 pm.

Lauren is a Knoxville native, wife, and mother of two young children. Her main body of work consists of three-dimensional botanical art. Her paintings are characterized by beautifully rich colors and incorporate three-dimensional elements. Her bright and many-colored flowers are meant to convey the beauty of God’s creation in a powerful and impactful way.

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, www.instagram.com/awaken_coffee or www.facebook.com/awakencoffeeoldcity/

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