Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 4, 2022

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/

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/

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

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/

Knoxville Museum of Art: Thorne Rooms + Miniatures

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

DECK THE HALLS... The KMA's Thorne Rooms are all decorated for the holiday season! After Thanksgiving, Knoxville Museum of Art pulls out the tinsel and trimmings to get our collection of Thorne Rooms ready for the most wonderful time of the year! Thank you to East Tennessee miniature artisans and Thorne Room experts Annelle Ferguson and Jolie Gaston for making it all possible. On view through December 30.

The Thorne Rooms were developed in the 1930s and 40s by Narcissa Niblack Thorne, Chicago, IL, who loved dollhouses as a child. After extensive travels in Europe where she collected miniature furniture and accessories, Mrs. Thorne had over two dozen miniature rooms created by cabinetmakers from her own drawings. They were made in a scale of one inch to one foot. She painted and stained woodwork, papered walls, and made textiles for the rooms. Read more: https://knoxart.org/exhibitions/thorne-rooms/

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

Ijams Nature Center: 9th Annual Holiday Market

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

This year Ijams will host two weekends of the Holiday Market. The event will be held outdoors at Ijams Nature Center at 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920 on Sunday, November 27, 2022 and Sunday, December 4, 2022. This event is rain or shine with an indoor rain plan in the chance of inclement weather. Ijams Holiday Market will be open from 10am-3pm for one and all to come and fulfill their holiday shopping needs at the booths of local artists and makers.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Visitor Center open daily 10-6; grounds and trails open daily from 8 AM - dusk. Information: 865-577-4717, www.ijams.org

Schulz Bräu Brewing Company: Christkindlesmarkt

  • November 26, 2022 — December 24, 2022

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

Saturday & Sunday 12-8 PM

Schulz Bräu Brewing will be hosting our annual Christkindlsmarkt! At this winter event, we focus on the coziness of the season along with a mix of handcrafted and upcycled products to browse and shop for! We like to offer the market goers of 2022 high quality arts and crafts. Therefore, we have carefully selected regional vendors for each weekend. The product line-up for 2022 includes:

Pottery/Ceramic
Art/Photography
Leather Work
Jewelry
Fabrics/Fibers
Glass
Agriculture
Baked Goods
Woodwork
Seasonal Home Decor
Food/Preserves
& more!

Official Festivities begin at 12:00PM and last all through the night. Enjoy live musical performances as you browse the different booths. Special treats & drinks will be available for purchase at our bars and kitchen. Specialized Christkindlsmarkt Schulz Bräu merch will be available for purchase as a memento of your time spent with us!
...also, if you're lucky, you may be able to spot Santa Claus or Krampus roaming the grounds! Goes to show that anyone can appreciate a good beer! This event is Rain or Shine!

https://www.facebook.com/events/438660781677520/438660795010852
http://www.schulzbraubrewing.com/

Fountain City Art Center: Fountain City Art Guild Holiday Show

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

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, www.fountaincityartcenter.com

Knoxville Museum of Art: 17th Annual East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition

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

The ETRSAE showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education. This annual exhibition provides the opportunity for students to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artworks displayed in a professional art museum environment. We are so delighted by the quality of the artworks, the dedication of the teachers, and the commitment of the museum staff to establish a museum/school tradition for our community.

Public, private, and home schools grades 6–12 in 32 East Tennessee counties were invited to submit up to 15 artworks per teacher. Categories for the competition include ceramic, drawing, digital imagery/video production, mixed media, painting, computer graphics, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. Each participating school is represented by one work of art.

The Best-in-Show winner receives a Purchase Award of $500, and the artwork becomes a permanent part of the collection of Mr. James Dodson, on loan to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Education Collection. The Best-in-Middle School winner receives $250. The teachers of the winning student will receive $100. Each student in the exhibition receives a certificate of participation and the “Best” in each of the 10 categories the winners receive a museum family membership.

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

Tri-Star Arts: Greetings From Vestal II and Filtered

  • November 11, 2022 — January 14, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Fine Crafts

GREETINGS FROM VESTAL II FEAT. LISA FLANARY (STUDIO A), RACHEL SEVIER DALLERY (STUDIO B), ASHLEY PACE (STUDIO C), RISA HRICOVSKY (STUDIO D)

Tri-Star Arts is pleased to share about the current exhibition in their main gallery at the historic Candoro Marble Building. A group group show, Greetings From Vestal II, composed of multimedia works by the Tri-Star Arts studio artists currently working in the Candoro Marble Building - featuring Lisa Flanary (Studio A), Rachel Sevier Dallery (Studio B), Ashley Pace (Studio C), Risa Hricovsky (Studio D) - opened on Friday, November 11, 2022, and will run through Saturday, January 14, 2023. A public reception will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with artist studios open to visitors.

FILTERED BY ASHTON LUDDEN
Tri-Star Arts is pleased to share about the current exhibition in their Golden Chain Gallery project space located at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Filtered by Ashton Ludden of Knoxville, TN opened Friday, November 11, 2022 and will run through Saturday, January 14, 20223. This show has been installed within the unique architectural space of a steep wooden stairwell. A public reception will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with the artist in attendance.

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information: https://tristararts.org/visit

Westminister Presbyterian Church: Sundries and Sawdust

  • November 5, 2022 — December 30, 2022

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

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 11 am - 1 pm

A curated collection of works from Lesley Eaton, Melissa Everett and Colleen Thornbrugh.
@mne_textiles
@lesleyeatonstudio
@sunfacestudio

On view weekdays November 7-Dec 23, and by appointment December 26-30.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Schilling Gallery, 6500 Northshore Dr.
Call 828-734-0451 to schedule a viewing.

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