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

Status Dough: Songwriter Sundays

  • December 4, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Music

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!

418 S. Gay St Ste 101 Knoxville, TN 37902

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!

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.

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,

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,,

Bennett: Andy Saftel Art Exhibition: Peas Come to Table

  • December 2, 2022 — January 28, 2023

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


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.

Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791,

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, or

Kelsey Tiara Photo Tintype Pop-Ups

  • December 2, 2022 — December 9, 2022

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

December 2, 2022 | Relay Ridge First Friday tintype pop-up & exhibition | 5-9PM

December 8-9, 2022 | Remedy Coffee tintype portrait pop-up | 9:30AM-2PM

Hosted by Kelsey Dillow: or @kelseytiaraphoto

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:

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.

Light Up Lakeshore Park

  • November 27, 2022 — January 2, 2023

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

At Lakeshore Park, 5930 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
Recurring daily

Join Lakeshore Park Conservancy for Operation: Light Up Lakeshore’s Holiday Event! The Conservancy will be hosting a celebration on the HGTV Overlook to kick off the season and light up the Park!

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,

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