Calendar of Events

Friday, March 31, 2023

Knoxville Watercolor Society: Spring Show

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

At the Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Rd, Knoxville
Gallery hours: Tue-Thu 10-4.

Reception on Sun Apr 2, 2-4 PM

In 1963 a group of Knoxville artists was invited by the late Kermit (Buck) Ewing, Head of the University of TN Art Department, to participate in an exhibition of watercolor paintings at the University’s McClung Museum. During the opening reception Mr. Ewing noted the Knoxville area did not have an organization for artists to share the common interest of painting in aqueous media. He suggested that those artists exhibiting in the McClung show could be the nucleus for such an association. Thus, was the formation of the Knoxville Watercolor Society with Laura Bagwell serving as the first President.

The purpose of this organization is to educate the members as well as the community to the understanding of watercolor as a significant art form. Active membership is juried by the members and consists of Knoxville area artists who are currently active in the serious pursuit of aqueous painting. Annually, the organization provides a scholarship for the University of Tennessee student who is majoring in watercolor painting, donates to the University Ewing Gallery and maintains a membership in the Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. Additionally, grants have been made to the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville, the Knoxville Museum of Art, The Tennessee Resource Center, The Tennessee Art Association High School Scholarship Program.

Knoxville Children's Theatre: The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs

Category: Comedy, Kids, family and Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Clayton Foundation will present a live production of "The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs.” This comedy features three classic fairy tales; The Three Little Pigs, The three Billy Goats Gruff, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The play will be performed Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

These three classic fairy tales begin in their usual “once upon a time” fashion; however, this time things change on the way to “happily ever after” as the pigs wonder what life would be like if the wolf were not always at their door, the billy goats gruff decide they can’t face another trip-trap over the troll’s bridge, and Papa Bear has had enough of the meddlesome little Goldilocks! Assisted by The Voice (struggling to narrate the changing stories) and three Stagehands (desperately trying to juggle sets to keep the stories straight), the three trios join forces to rewrite their stories, ridding themselves of their respective villains by exchanging them. A great comedy for families and children of all ages.

The play is performed by 17 talented young actors and 15 talented young designers and crew from ages 9 to 18. The show is directed by student intern director Alex Montgomery who is making his directorial debut with this production.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions - Delany Bal, Danqi Cai, Hanna Seggerman

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

Opening Reception: Monday, April 3, 5:00-7:30pm
Free and open to the public

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Delany Bal
Nocturne is an amalgamation of memory and image; an internal landscape negotiated into physical form. It is painted in wood, metal, light and shadow, and adorned with metaphors of reality.

Danqi Cai
heavens have one sun; mortals have one way 天无二日,人无二理is a multimedia installation that reminds the viewer we all see from a perspective where some things are visible while others are invisible. It employs handmade papers and animations to remix ancient Chinese characters, appropriated instructional materials, and diagrammatic family portraits. Through this work, I re-enroll myself in my past education to re-consider and re-create what I learned as a child.

Hanna Seggerman
Attention and Being seeks to visually record the phenomena of human experience and prompts the following actions: to think, to care, to consider, to exist, and to be. The steel sculpture, free-motion quilted textiles and their corresponding prints are derived from the careful extraction and abstraction of information found within the many contours that both separate and connect the earth, the sky and the recognizable, tangible objects and figures that all exist within the four corners of a single photograph.
Instagram handle: @hannaseggermanart
Instagram link:

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Wed and Fri 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-7:30pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm*
Closed Friday April 7 and Sunday April 9 for Spring Recess

Art and Architecture Building, Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996 or 865-974-3200

Ewing Gallery: Attention and Being by Hanna Grace Seggerman

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

Opening Reception: Monday, April 3, 5:00-7:30pm
Free and open to the public

Attention and Being
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Hanna Grace Seggerman
Instagram handle: @hannaseggermanart
Instagram link:

Gallery Hours:
Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-7:30pm
Friday 10am-5pm*
Sunday 1pm-4pm*
Closed Friday April 7 and Sunday April 9 for Spring Recess

Art and Architecture Building, Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996 or 865-974-3200

Knoxville Swing Dance Association: Hard Knox Lindy Rox

  • March 31, 2023 — April 2, 2023

Category: Classes, workshops, Dance, movement and Festivals, special events

The Knoxville Swing Dance Association will be hosting their Hard Knox Lindy Rox weekend March 31st to April 2nd! The schedule is online and you can pay at the door to attend the social dances! Classes start Saturday morning at 10am with track auditions.
• Wednesday March 29th, 7:15pm @ The Laurel Theater
• Friday March 31st, 9pm @ Flynn Dance Center
• Saturday April 1st, 8pm @ Flynn Dance Center
• Sunday April 2nd, 5pm @ Flynn Dance Center

The Flynn Dance Center is located at 828 Tulip Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921. In addition KSDA is having their regular bi-weekly dance at the Laurel Theater on Wednesday. The Laurel Theater is located at 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916.

Gallery 1010: Chronicles of a Wine Stain

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Works by Hannah Sorensen

Hours: Friday 5-7 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM

Gallery 1010, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 114, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information:

UT Gardens: Spring Plant Sale

  • March 31, 2023 — April 1, 2023

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Science, nature

Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 9am - 2pm
Location: Gardens Entrance Plaza, 2518 Jacob Drive

We'll have a limited quantity of the new dwarf 'Coppertallica' magnolia tree available. In addition to its fragrant creamy blooms, it boasts shining metallic leaf backs.

Filling your garden with beautiful, high performing plants will be easier than ever this year thanks to the experts at UT Gardens, Knoxville. Hundreds of carefully selected perennial and annual flowers, houseplants, edibles, trees, and shrubs will be available for purchase on Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the annual UT Gardens Spring Spectacular Plant Sale. Whether you are looking for native flowering plants to support pollinating insects or the latest foliage, texture and flower color to set your landscape apart from the rest, this plant sale is the place to be.

A preview sale will be held on Friday, March 31 from 4-7pm. UT Gardens’ members, active UT Gardens’ volunteers, and UT employees are welcome to attend. Non-members who wish to attend on Friday will be able to purchase a membership onsite during the sale. Garden members also receive a 10% discount on their plant purchases (at either the preview sale on Friday or the public sale on Saturday).

UT Gardens, Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Information: 865-974-7151,

The Maker City Demonstrations at the Big Ears Street Party

  • March 31, 2023 — April 1, 2023

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events, Fine Crafts, Free event, Kids, family and Music

Everyone is invited to the 2-day Street Party at the Historic Southern Railway Station on Friday, March 31st & Saturday April 1st from 1-8pm.

Both days will feature free concerts from various Big Ears and local artists, as well as food trucks and art & play activities for all ages. The official Big Ears Parade will kick-off on Saturday at 1 pm in the Old City and end at the Street Party

UT Science Forum: The Science and Art of Applied Sport Psychology

  • March 31, 2023

Category: Free event, Health, wellness, Lecture, panel and Virtual

Joe Whitney, director of mental training for UT Athletics, will discuss how psychology is utilized to optimize human performance, paying particular attention to the stress/performance relationship, highlighting techniques and strategies he utilizes in his day-to-day work with athletes.

Join us Friday, March 31 at noon via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email with information about joining the meeting via Zoom.

Big Ears Festival

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Lecture, panel, Literature, spoken word, writing and Music

Enjoy more than 100 performances that cross all boundaries, as well as discussions, workshops, installations, and surprise collaborations, unfolding over more than a dozen venues across walkable and historic downtown Knoxville.

Andrew Bird / Bela Fleck / Los Lobos / Iron & Wine / Rickie Lee Jones join jazz legends Charles Lloyd / Bill Frisell / Christian McBride and many, many more… Plus John Zorn celebrates his 70th year on Earth with 8 concerts!

Square Ramp Pop-Up

  • March 30, 2023 — April 2, 2023

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

March 30th - April 2nd, 2023
Noon-6pm daily.

Look for the ramp on Jackson Avenue just west of Gay Street on your way to The Standard! Featuring work by Melissa Everett, Brigid Ko, Coral Grace Turner, and Joanna Warren.

Art Market Gallery: Rockin Creations

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

The Art Market Gallery at 422 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville invites the public to come see original art and fine crafts created by their 50+ juried local artists during The Big Ears Music Festival.

The theme for the works of art created by their members during Big Ears is “Rockin Creations” and all the amazing art on display in the gallery is for sale. Everyone is invited to the artists' reception with live music and refreshments on Saturday, April 1. The reception is free and open to the public. Come by and check it out and meet the artists of the Art Market at the Artist Reception on Saturday, April 1 from 2:30 PM – 5 PM!

Hours for the gallery during Big Ears are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM; Sunday 1 PM to 6 PM.

The Art Market Gallery is the oldest gallery in Knoxville dedicated exclusively to local and regional art. The Gallery currently exhibits the work of over 50 area painters, photographers, weavers, printmakers, woodworkers, potters, jewelers, fiber and glass artists.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-525-5265,,

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