Calendar of Events

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27

Category: Music

Chamber Classics Series
Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 2:30 p.m.
Bijou Theatre

GIOACHINO ROSSINI: Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
W.A. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27
featuring Emi Kagawa, piano
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5

Emi Kagawa, piano
Aram Demirjian, conductor
865-291-3310 or

The WordPlayers: Althea & Angela film

Category: Film and Free event


Free and Open to the Public
Fifth Avenue Baptist
2500 E. 5th Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914

In 1955, Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton were world-ranked tennis players … yet no one wanted to partner with them in women’s doubles. In fact, few even wanted to talk with them. Post-War America was still very segregated and the tennis world was still very anti-Semitic. Eight years after Jackie Robinson had broken the color line in major league baseball, the tennis world lagged behind, clinging to its country club roots. Althea, a black woman from Harlem, and Angela, a Jewish woman from Liverpool, were outcasts in two nations. So they decided to join forces outside their own country. What happened then made history. (Length app. 50 minutes)

Corner Lounge: W. James Taylor Acoustic Show

Category: Culinary arts, food, Free event and Music

W James Taylor acoustic performance

A true local treasure, visionary artist and musician W. James Taylor will bring his soulful sounds to the CORNER LOUNGE on Sunday March 5th at 4PM. Read his story at

Art Market Gallery: Lynda Best and Sherrie Wilson

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

March Featured Artists
First Friday Reception: March 3rd, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Lynda Best, Painting
Lynda developed her own style for showing the frozen moment - “That moment when time stops, when we are a witness to nature and it fills us with a sense of wonder and awe.” Our spirit is found and often rediscovered in nature and it is this spiritual connection that nourishes and inspires her art. Lynda captures this “moment” with acrylic paint in a modern impressionistic style using entrancing outlines and colors to “freeze” that continual, ever changing movement of nature.

Sherrie Wilson, Fiber
A 4th generation fiber artist, Sherrie created couture clothing, art quilts, and watercolors before discovering SAORI weaving in 2015. She was immediately enthralled by the philosophy of self- expression without the need to conform. SAORI’s four directives inform her work: “Consider the difference between man and machine; See with eyes that shine; Be bold and fearless; Share freely within the group.”. Sherrie often uses found items, hand spun wool and wool locks in her work as well as traditional weaving yarn.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

RED Gallery: Old and New: Works by Carl Gombert

  • March 3, 2023 — April 2, 2023

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Opens 6:00 to 9:00 PM, runs through March.

RED Gallery, at 130 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN, features local and regional artists. The gallery is located in the historic Jackson Atelier building in Knoxville’s Old City. Gallery owner Robin Easter is proud to provide a unique space for Knoxville to experience and enjoy a broad range of visual arts. To learn more about RED Gallery, email
865-524-0146 |

Awaken Coffee: Photography by Emily McTyre

  • March 3, 2023 — April 2, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Emily McTyre Friday, March 3, from 6-8 pm.

Emily McTyre is an artist, filmmaker, and writer from Maryville, Tennessee. From 2021-2022, Emily studied for an MPhil degree at the University of Cambridge, during which she was able to travel across the UK and parts of Europe. This collection of 35mm black and white film spans many miles and seasons. It includes scenes from Nürnberg, Germany, and cities across England: Cambridge, Brighton, Ely, and Glossop. Place is a distinct feature of this collection, as is the photographer's (or viewers’) position in it.

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

Broadway Studios and Gallery: The GAUDY GOLD FRAME show

  • March 3, 2023 — April 1, 2023

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

March 3rd 2023 “The GAUDY GOLD FRAME show” juried open show…… its back! Anything goes as long as it is in a gaudy gold frame.

Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hours: By appointment, or when the "open" sign is illuminated. Information: 865-556-8676, and

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade: Members Gallery Exhibit

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

Fun Friday Art Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Art Center Gallery. Wine and soft drinks will be available. Free & open to the public. Also, browse through “Endless Possibilities,” the AG’s fine arts and craft shop.

The Members Gallery Exhibit for March include a wide variety of art mediums: Painting, drawings, photography, ceramics, wood creations, glass mosaics, jewelry, fabric creations, card art, and much more! Gallery visits challenge thoughts, extend concentration, and inspire new ideas.

The featured artist for the month is Susan Smathers and Bill Hutton.

Art Guild at Fairfield Glade at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. Information: 931-707-7249,

Rala: Art Shoe by Esther Sitver

  • March 3, 2023 — March 29, 2023

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

The show opening will be on Friday, March 3rd from 6-8pm.

Rala is pleased to present Esther Sitver as our featured artist for March. Her "Art Shoe" is a show of, well, shoes! -- And also handbags and other leather goods, all hand-painted by Esther.

Esther Sitver is a Knoxville, TN-based illustrator who merges vintage aesthetics with contemporary progressive ideas. She draws great inspiration from Charles Dana Gibson, mid-century lifestyle illustrators, and Molly Crabapple. Sitver’s love for traditional pen and ink drawing pulls together her specialties: portraiture/figure drawing, editorial illustration, pattern design, plein air painting, and hand-lettering. She is a graduate of Ringling College of Art + Design’s Illustration BFA Class of 2020, and is a working local artist.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, or


  • March 3, 2023 — March 5, 2023

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

Follow the signs to the Lee Athletic Center on the Webb School of Knoxville campus!

Friday, March 3, 2-7pm Kickoff Reception 5-7pm (open to all)
Saturday, March 4, 10am-5pm
Sunday, March 5, 11am-4pm

ARTXTRAVAGANZA is Webb School’s annual art sale that features original artworks by nearly 70 acclaimed artists and offers affordable works for everyone – from fine art, handcrafted jewelry and pottery to glass art, sculptures and metal art.

This three-day event is held on the Webb School of Knoxville campus in West Knoxville. For more than 20 years, ArtXtravaganza has rapidly grown to become one of the premier art shows in the Southeast, and has helped to further the careers of prominent artists.

ArtXtravaganza showcases the amazing range and diversity of artistic talent in the region and beyond, and helps establish Knoxville as a community aligned with the arts. Also on exhibit are works by Webb Lower, Middle and Upper School students.

Each year, ArtXtravaganza hosts a featured artist. This year’s featured artist is Jonathan Howe from Knoxville, TN.

Proceeds from ArtXtravaganza support Webb School of Knoxville’s visual and performing arts programs, including the Artist-In-Residence Program, and other programs on campus. A four-to-six-week on-campus teaching and learning experience, this program features nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. It provides Webb students with a view into the real world of art by exposing them to professional artists, their work and their perspectives, and inspires students to explore their own creative abilities. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from ArtXtravaganza help support a local arts integrated school.

Zoo Knoxville: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Category: Festivals, special events, History, heritage, Kids, family and Science, nature

A Colossal Experience, Millions of Years in the Making

Prepare for a Jurassic exploration at Zoo Knoxville! March 1 through September 4, a pack of prehistoric creatures will be stationed throughout the park. Bring your young paleontologists and discover hidden truths about the era "terrible lizards" walked the earth.

Zoo Knoxville, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914. Open 9 AM - 4 PM everyday. Information: 865-637-5331,

Fountain City Art Center: Artists’ Garage Sale

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Tue-Thu 10 AM – 4 PM throughout March

At Fountain City Art Center. Our patrons share their love of creativity by sharing extra art supplies all through the month of March. Cost of items is by donation! Get a great deal and contribute to the art center with your donation. Our treasures await! 213 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918.

(865) 357-2787 or

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