Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Tennessee Artists Association: Annual Show at Clayton Center for the Arts

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Blackberry Farm Gallery & William “Ed” Harmon Gallery
Gallery Hours 10AM - 5PM Monday - Friday
Free Admission

Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804. Information: 865-981-8590,

UT Arboretum Society: Backyard Bird Courtships

Category: Lecture, panel, Science, nature and Virtual

It may seem like the dead of winter to us, but our bird population knows that seasonal changes are coming. From suets to suitors, the priorities begin to change for your backyard birds in February. Whether they are renewing existing pair bonds or forming new ones, your birds are beginning to spend time together being protective of one another and looking forward to raising families. Join UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, and naturalist, author, and artist Stephen Lyn Bales via Zoom for "Backyard Bird Courtships: Is Love in the Air?,” a virtual presentation on Thursday, February 1 at 7 pm.

The February First Thursday Nature Supper Club presentation is hosted by the UT Arboretum Society. The program is free, but registration is required to receive your Zoom link and the recording. Register at Please contact Michelle at for any questions or registration issue.

To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2024. It is one of the ten University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture AgResearch and Education Centers located throughout Tennessee. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to

Bijou Theatre: Locals Only, Live at the Bijou

Category: Music

THURSDAY, FEB 1 at 7:30 PM.

Featuring Knoxville's own:
Willa Mae, High Heat, and Tennessee Love Connection.

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

UT School of Art: In Conversation with Katrina Andry

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Lecture, panel

February 1, 2024, 5:30-7:30PM
McCarty Auditorium, A+A Building, UT Campus | 1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN

Althea Murphy-Price, Professor at the School of Art, will be in conversation with Katrina Andry for Black History Month.
A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry received an M.F.A in printmaking in 2010. She currently lives and works in New Orleans where she maintains a studio.

Andry’s work is often in dialogue with the viewer, asking them to confront their own race and gender biases and to consider how it affects the quality of life of their community writ large.

Andry was listed in the September, 2012 Art in Print magazine as one of the top 50 printmakers. She has recently shown at the Hammonds House Museum (solo), the Pensacola Museum of Art (solo), and the New Orleans Museum of Art. She has also been an artist-in-residence at Anchor Graphics in Chicago, Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA, and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.

Information: 865.974.3200 or

Knoxville Writers' Guild: Black Atticus, Knoxville’s Poet Laureate

Category: Free event and Literature, spoken word, writing

Program details to come!

At Addison's Bookstore, 126 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley: Youth of the Year Celebration

  • February 1, 2024
  • 6:00-8:00 PM

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event and Fundraisers

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley invite you to A Night with our Stars - Youth of the Year Celebration, presented by FirstBank, Thursday, February 1 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Regas Square Events, 333 W. Depot Avenue.

Walk the blue carpet, enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, and meet our outstanding Youth of the Year finalists. Complimentary valet parking provided.

There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are required. Kindly RSVP to Maria Misciagna by phone at (865) 232-1113, by email, or at

Mill and Mine: Niko Moon

  • February 1, 2024
  • 8:00PM

Category: Music

With Redferrin and Carly Waddell

The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Tickets/information: 865-343-6000 or

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster Series: Heifetz and the Golden Era of Hollywood

Category: Music

Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series
Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.
At Knoxville Museum of Art

Take a trip back in time to the Golden Era of Hollywood with Concertmaster William Shaub as he celebrates the impeccable Jascha Heifetz, one of the greatest violinists of the mid-20th century.

MANUEL PONCE (arr. HEIFETZ): Estrellita
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (arr. HEIFETZ): The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
HENRI WIENIAWSKI: Select Caprices for Two Violins
JOHAN HALVORSEN (arr. HEIFETZ): Passacaglia for Two Violins
CÉSAR FRANCK: Piano Quintet

Information/tickets: 865-291-3310 or

Knoxville Museum of Art: Carmen Winant A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Artist Carmen Winant’s large-scale collages and installations illuminate the often-invisible experiences of women, as well as feminist strategies for survival, revolt, and self-determination. She explores these themes through objects drawn from and inspired by the archives of Women in Transition (WIT) and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

“I am a photographer who no longer makes her own images. My work revisits and recontextualizes the feminist histories that preceded my own, reaching backward as an attempt to understand the space between our lived experiences, and the larger, if nuanced and sometimes contradictory, aims of women’s liberation. As such the found photographs that run throughout my work — integrated into books, installations, billboards, or discrete objects — are not evidence of a history, but in fact its very living residue. These projects, all of which work to unravel foreclosed histories, often take the form of ad hoc archives and pay particular interest to women’s power, pleasure, labor, and self-actualization. Lately I’ve turned towards imagination, optimism, and joy as shared, necessary tools of the artist and the revolutionary.” —Carmen Winant (December 2020)

Content warning: please be advised that this exhibition contains adult content, including depictions and descriptions of domestic violence.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Knoxville Museum of Art: Clothesline Project with YWCA Knoxville & the TN Valley

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Health, wellness

Inspired by Women in Transition's "Clothesline Project", the YWCA worked with their clients to make their own t-shirts, which are on display in the 3rd floor lobby.

Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN 37916. Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5. Information: 865-525-6101, Admission and parking are free.

Ewing Gallery: 77th Annual Student Art Competition

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

Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of the University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season. This competition has been an outlet for UT’s talented students for 77 years, wherein countless works of art of every form have been displayed and applauded by the university and Knoxville community.

Reception Thu Jan 25, 5-7 PM

This exhibition was jurored by Stacey Robinson, Associate Professor of Graphic Design & Design for Responsible Innovation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Location: The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Times: M, T, W, F: 10am - 5pm, Thur: 10am - 7:30pm, Sun: 1-4pm
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Tri-Star Arts: One Solitude Speaking by Mandy Cano Villalobos

  • January 19, 2024 — March 30, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

special reception Jan. 19, 2024

Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building, 4450 Candora Drive, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-5. Information:

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