Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Monroe Area Council for the Arts: English Country Dance Classes

  • December 8, 2022 — December 29, 2022

Category: Classes, workshops, Dance, movement and Free event

Another series of English Dance classes will begin December 8th and continue to be held at the Cora Veal Senior Center each Thursday in December (12 -1 pm). All are welcome to attend. These classes are free through grant funding provided by the Tellico Community Foundation.

English Country Dance is a style of folk dance preceding Square Dance and a forerunner of modern line dance.

No partner needed. Each dance is taught with a walk-through, having the music played to understand the pace of the dance, and called. Dance patterns are prompted throughout by the caller.

Please visit www.monroearts.com for more information, or call 423-442-3210.

Berean Christian School: Charlie Brown Christmas - Musical Theater

  • December 8, 2022 — December 9, 2022

Category: Kids, family, Music and Theatre

All of our Fine Art Events are open to the public!

2329 Prosser Road, Knoxville, TN 37914; https://www.bereanchristian.org/copy-of-fine-arts

Jubilee Community Arts: The Laurel Old-Time Jam

Category: Free event and Music

7-9 p.m. on second Thursdays

We are scheduling a new old-time jam night at the Laurel Theater. Every month on the 2nd Thursday. FREE

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Tickets and information: 865-522-5851, www.jubileearts.org

Metro Drug Coalition: 9th Annual Community Champion Awards

Category: Culinary arts, food, Fundraisers and Health, wellness

When: December 8, 2022
Where: The Foundry
Time: 11:30 AM -1:00 PM

Each year, Metro Drug Coalition honors leaders in the community who are making Knoxville a safe and healthier place to live. We honor these individuals at a luncheon and celebrate their incredible work, as well as the work on MDC's Coalition. We hope to see you at this year's event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-champion-awards-tickets-431258284137

Collectively Speaking with Rhea Carmon

  • December 8, 2022
  • 7-10 PM

Category: Literature, reading, writing

Shoe Game & RheaSunshine presents "Collectively Speaking." This event will be hosted by Knoxville's Ryan Andrews a local Poet and member of 5th Woman. Our Headliner for this event is Knoxville's Poet Laureate "Rhea Carmon". She is an Award winning Poet who brings passion, purpose and power to the stage! Since we're "Collectively Speaking" be prepared to grab the open mic to share some of your favorite writings or poems. Our Rising Star "Melody Dalili" is a local Poet. You will be encouraged and supported by Poetry lovers from the area. Seating is limited so get your tickets today!

https://www.eventbee.com/v/collectively-speaking/event?eid=247105793#/tickets

Central Cinema, 1205 North Central Street, Knoxville

Trees Knoxville: Holiday Tree Walk

  • December 8, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Join us next Thursday, December 8th for our annual Holiday Tree Walk from 4:30-5:30 PM. We will meet at North Hills Park to explore the North Hills Neighborhood Arboretum. You won't want to miss this chance to play trivia and win a prize with Knoxville's own Urban Forester, Kasey Krouse.

https://www.treesknoxville.org/

Central Flats and Taps: Lauren Kelly - A Full Year

  • December 7, 2022 — January 1, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Lauren Kelley is a native Knoxvillian and abstract artist, working primarily in acrylic and mixed media.
She is fascinated by color and luminosity, so the juxtaposition of light and darkness is a reoccurring theme in her work. Through her presentation of vibrant color and mark-making, her mission is to encourage others to choose hope and to reach beyond difficult external circumstances. She has often found that trying or painful times can serve as a catalyst to provide a dramatic shift in life. It is her hope that viewers may find the boldness within themselves to pursue the freedom that is found when embracing one's true calling.

Lauren's solo show, presented now through New Years Day 2023, at Central Flats and Taps in Knoxville has been titled "A Full Year." She shows 15 pieces that have all been created during 2022.

She explains: "as we all prepare to celebrate the holidays and the end of the year, we also anticipate a new year, with new experiences, joyous moments, and the inevitable difficulties that come with day to day life. I have chosen to title this show "A Full Year," to celebrate the trials and triumphs of living life that are universal to all.

Reflecting this theme, pieces featured include: "Northern Lights Shine Brightest in the Dark," "Surprise Party!,"
"Serendipity," and "The Phoenix." All pieces are for sale in time for the holidays.

Additionally, her work can be found at: Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

To schedule a gallery tour or inquire about purchases and commissions:
Instagram:@laurentheabstractartist
website: http://www.laurenkelley.art
email: artbylaurenkelley@yahoo.com

Ijams Hallway Gallery: Work by Sarah Brobst

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

Come out during the month of December to see a wild collection of mixed media collages and sculptures from Ijams' own Sarah Brobst. Her show, Dreamworlds and Hidden Gems, was created using recycled and upcycled items to create one-of-a-kind compositions!

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

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

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