Calendar of Events

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Bijou Theatre: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Category: Music

A CHRISTMAS WISH
Tuesday, Dec 6 | 7:30PM

Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information/tickets: 865-522-0832, https://knoxbijou.org/

Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

DEC 6 | 7:00 PM

The beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.

It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, TN 37745. Information: 423-638-1679, https://www.npacgreeneville.com

Joy of Music School: Holiday Sparkles & Spirits

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Fundraisers

It’s time for Holiday Sparkles & Spirits! Join the fun on December 6th at 6:30pm for a festive evening at the beautiful Cherokee Country Club. Bid on unique items to fill out your shopping list, enjoy holiday songs from the children of the school, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wines and cocktails. Bid on unique items in arts & culture, travel, food & wine, home & garden, professional & personal growth, and more.

The evening is highlighted by a brief performance from students of the School. Holiday songs will fill the Cherokee Ballroom, played and sung by talented students studying in our program.

A silent auction will be held with a live auction culminating the evening.

Semi-formal attire. The event includes heavy hors d‘oeuvres, wine and cocktails.

Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of your ticket purchase/donations goes directly to support the kids we serve at the Joy of Music School.

If you are unable to attend, we hope you will consider making a donation to the school.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE JOY OF MUSIC SCHOOL, A NONPROFIT PROVIDING FREE LESSONS AND INSTRUMENTS TO KNOX AREA KIDS WHO NEED IT MOST.

Click here for all the details and to register: https://bit.ly/3egHdRk
www.joyofmusicschool.org

Knoxville History Project: A Literary Brown Bag

Category: Free event, History, heritage and Literature, reading, writing

Tuesday, December 6 at Noon at Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Avenue

Join us as we partner with Knox County Public Library for a lunchtime lecture by Jack Neely at downtown’s Lawson McGhee Library showcasing KHP’s latest publication, Knoxville: A Walking Literary Guide. The 32-page illustrated booklet highlights Knoxville’s role in national literature by emphasizing sites associated with writers well-known enough to be recognizable by the American reading public. The guide also serves as an introduction to the Knoxville-based work of these authors, including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Alex Haley, Nikki Giovanni and numerous others.

Friends of Knox County Public Library were among the sponsors who provided funding for this free booklet.

Free program.

Knoxville History Project: 865-300-4559, www.Knoxvillehistoryproject.org

Knox County Public Library: Visits with Santa

  • December 5, 2022 — December 22, 2022

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

Merry, Merry at the Library! Join us for some ho! ho! ho! with the big man in red. Bring your wish list and bring your camera! Most events include a snack and a craft. Call for details: https://www.knoxcountylibrary.org/about/hours-and-locations

Dec 5 | Howard Pinkston | 10:00-11:00
Dec 7 | Carter | 10:30 - 11:30
Dec 8 | Cedar Bluff | 11:00 - 12:30
Dec 8 | Farragut | 3:30 - 5:00
Dec 12 | Karns | 11:00 - 12:00
Dec 12 | Sequoyah | 5:00 - 6:00
Dec 13 | Burlington | 11:00 - 12:00
Dec 13 | Halls | 4:00 - 5:00
Dec 14 | Lawson McGhee | 10:30 - 11:30
Dec 14 | Bearden | 3:30 - 4:30
Dec 15 | Corryton | 4:00 - 5:00
Dec 16 | Fountain City | 10:15 - 11:15
Dec 19 | Norwood | 6:00 - 7:00
Dec 22 | South Knoxville | 11:00 - 12:00
Dec 22 | Powell | 4:00 - 5:00

Made possible through the generous support of Friends of the Library.

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

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/

Arts & Culture Alliance: 2022 Members Show

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance proudly presents its 2022 Members Show, the largest annual exhibition of local artists in the Greater Knoxville area. The fresh mix of two- and three-dimensional works created within the last two years encompasses a wide variety of media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography, fine craft, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, and more from regional artists who are all individual members of the Arts & Culture Alliance, which serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership is open to all, and information may be found at www.knoxalliance.com/join-renew.

A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, December 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM. The 49th Annual WIVK Christmas Parade starts at 7:00 PM along Gay Street and passes in front of the Emporium. During the opening reception, dancers with Circle Modern Dance will preview their upcoming production Modern Dance, Primitive Light.

“This exhibition showcases the broad variety of styles and skills representative of our diverse membership of whom we are so proud,” says Liza Zenni, Executive Director for the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Individual members of the Alliance participate locally and regionally in gallery exhibitions, art festivals, sculpture trails, weekend shows, studio tours, and public murals. Some Alliance members are full-time artists, while others have day jobs and create on evenings and weekends. Some members include art professors with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Maryville College, Pellissippi State, Roane State, and Walters State. Others are teachers within Knox and surrounding counties’ elementary, middle and high schools. Some Alliance members teach classes privately or through community classes with the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Fountain City Art Center, Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mighty Mud, and Oak Ridge Art Center. Many of the artists have working studios in their own homes, while some are part of studio collectives such as the Emporium, 17th Street Studios, Mighty Mud, Broadway Studios & Gallery, Knoxville Community Darkroom, West Fifth Studios, and Relay Ridge.

The 2022 Members Show will be on display throughout the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville from December 2-22, 2022. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or via the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, December 3 & 10, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed December 23 – January 2 for the holidays. For more information, please see www.knoxalliance.com or call (865) 523-7543.

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