Calendar of Events
Saturday, December 31, 2022
City of Knoxville: New Year's Eve at the Sunsphere
World's Fair Park, 525 Henley St, Floor 5, Knoxville, TN 37902
Bring in 2023 with your friends and family at World's Fair Park with food trucks, free activities, DJ music and live music. Ball drop from the Sunsphere at Midnight. Plan an evening enjoying the lights and restaurants in Downtown Knoxville, and then take the short walk over to World's Fair Park to continue your evening celebrating the start of a new year!
Muse Knoxville: Cheer in the New Year!
December 31st, 10:00am - 12:30 pm
Muse invites you to join us for our largest fundraising event of the year! It's all the fun of bringing in the New Year without staying up past bedtime! We'll be celebrating our countdown to Noon with catered breakfast, activity stations, sparkling juice toast, New Years' swag bags, and a ball drop!
$30 for members and $35 for non-members
Muse Knoxville, 516 N. Beaman Street, Knoxville, TN 37914. Information: 865-594-1494, www.themuseknoxville.org
Born & Raised: New Year's Eve Silent Disco
Saturday, December 31st in The Old City
Your favorite New Year's Eve tradition is back! We've had a lot of really fun Silent Discos this year all over Knoxville, but the NYE event is where we pull out all the stops. Tickets are already moving fast, so grab yours now and get ready to party hard and send 2022 off with a bang.
For anyone who hasn't experienced one of these yet, it's three different DJs playing music on three different channels through everyone's headphones with the listener in control of which channel they listen to. It's kind of a choose your own adventure dance party. Grab your tickets now while you still can!
Pretentious Beer Co, 131 South Central Street Knoxville, TN 37902
Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus: New Year's Black & White Masquerad
In Knoxville, put on your mask and become a different person for the night!. The masquerade features the best local and regional Electronic & Dance Music DJs, balloon drop, midnight toast, and much more. Tickets are $15 at the door, cash only and 21+.
621 Lamar St Knoxville, TN
Westminister Presbyterian Church: Exhibition by Michael Graham and Pat Clapsaddle
Painting by Michael Graham and Pottery by Pat Clapsaddle
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or www.wpcknox.org
Oak Ridge Art Center: Selections from the Permanent Collection and Souper Bowl Auction
At 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
Knoxville Museum of Art: Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking
Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the country’s most renowned printers-publishers. Founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, Landfall Press played a key role in expanding the geography of the American postwar print renaissance. In the late 1950s and 1960s, new printmaking workshops, including Universal Limited Art Editions, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, and Gemini G.E.L., opened on the East and West Coasts. Jack Lemon helped bring this printmaking revival to the Midwest. He learned lithography at the Kansas City Art Institute, then later established and directed lithography workshops there in 1965 and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1968. He opened Landfall Press in Chicago, effectively creating a new hub for printmaking that attracted artists from around the country.
Landfall Press is known for its outstanding innovation and exacting technical standards. It specializes in lithography but has also produced etchings, woodcuts, books, and multiples that have often redefined what a print can be. As a publisher, Lemon has collaborated with a diverse range of international artists, introducing many of them to the process of printmaking. Landfall operated out of Chicago for thirty-five years and, in 2004, relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where it continues to serve new generations.
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.
Central Flats and Taps: Lauren Kelly - A Full Year
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
Ijams Hallway Gallery: Work by Sarah Brobst
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
Nourish Knoxville's Winter Farmer's Market
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.
Bennett: Andy Saftel Art Exhibition: Peas Come to Table
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.
Bennett, 5308 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-584-6791, https://bennetthome.com/
Art Market Gallery: Inna Knox and Mary Saylor
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.