Calendar of Events

Monday, February 5, 2024

Arts & Culture Alliance: National Juried Exhibition of 2024

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

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from February 2-24, 2024. A free gathering with the artists will take place on Friday, February 2, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features music by Corey James Clifton, Nicholas Horner and Kelsey Roberts.

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present its 18th annual National Juried Exhibition, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 37 artists throughout the region. The National Juried Exhibition was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a regional scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media such as wood, photography, oil, glass, fiber, paper and more. Over $1,800 in cash awards will be announced at a brief awards ceremony at 5:30 PM on February 2 with remarks from the juror, Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton.

Exhibiting artists include:
+ Skip Rohde of Mars Hill, NC
+ Ann Harwell of Wendell, NC
+ Jerry Knight and Manuel Marti of Crossville, TN
+ Alan Finch of Jacksboro, TN
+ Brian R. Melton of Jamestown, TN
+ Carla Taylor of Johnson City, TN
+ Timothy Bridges, Jordan Butzine, Gino Castellanos, Julie Clairin, Shannon Ferguson, Anthony TungNing Huang, Merry Koschan, David G. Liles, Victoria May, Tom Owens, Annie Rochelle, Robin Moore Rohwer, Hanna Seggerman, Misty Tippens, Cynthia Tipton, Megan Wolfkill and Vicki Wyrick of Knoxville, TN
+ Susan B. Miller and Judy Kelley Jorden of Lenoir City, TN
+ Katina Kelsey, Kathryn Payne and Lois Anne Trader of Loudon, TN
+ Barbara A. Gamble and Vickie Kallies Lee of Maryville, TN
+ Yvonne Dalschen of Oak Ridge, TN
+ Jane F. Newman of Ooltewah, TN
+ Steve Griffin of Soddy Daisy, TN
+ James A. Anderson of Speedwell, TN
+ Judy Lavoie of Tellico Plains, TN
+ Jan Muir of Vonore, TN

About the juror: Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton is a Lao American interdisciplinary visual artist and Painting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. She recently exhibited internationally in Italy and Greece and nationally at The Knoxville Museum of Art and Susquehanna Art Museum. She has been featured in The New Art Examiner, The Next-Door Neighbor, and various podcasts. Permanent collections include the Hunter Museum of American Art and the American Embassy, Paramaribo, Suriname. Houghton earned her BFA at the University of Kansas and an MFA at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, IL. In 2023, she won Best in Show for the 38th Positive/Negative Exhibition; in 2022, she was awarded a Tri-Star Current Art Warhol Foundation Fund and a MTSU’s 2022 Distinguished Creative and Teacher of the Year Award; in 2020, she was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Arts Award; in 2019, she received an ArtFields’ Painting Award; and in 2017, she was a Tennessee Arts Individual Artist Fellowship recipient. She is represented by Tinney Contemporary Gallery in Nashville, TN.

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM; and Saturday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Most of the works on exhibition will be for sale and may be purchased by visiting in person or the online shop at For more information, please see or call (865) 523-7543.

HoLa Hora Latina: Amor Latino

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Hola Hora Latina is proud to present “Amor Latino” showcasing the talent of local artists with a Valentine’s Day theme. The exhibit will be available starting February 2nd from 5 PM to 9PM and will remain at Casa HoLa Gallery for the rest of the month!

HoLa Hora Latina, 100 S. Gay Street, Suite 112, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-335-3358,

RED Gallery: Peaceful Mountains by Deana Fulton

  • February 2, 2024 — February 24, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Peaceful Mountains by Deana Fulton
Deana Fulton returns to RED Gallery, February 2, 2024 for First Friday from 5 PM – 8 PM for her show opening “Peaceful Mountains.” She will share her newest work, a series of landscape oil paintings of one of her most favorite places, the beloved Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. She notes it is one of the most peaceful places she experiences, and finds the days among these Tennessee Mountains to be rejuvenating.

The show will also be filled with the collectors’ favorite, mono-color watercolor illustrations of beautiful floral bouquets just in time to gift for the Valentine’s season.

Please come to RED Gallery to experience Deana’s newest work, she would love seeing each of you!


RED Gallery, at 130 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN, features primarily 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 Information: 865-524-0146 or

Tennessee Stage Company: New Play Festival Night of Shorts

Category: Theatre

The Tennessee Stage Company will present a series of 10-minute plays under the direction of David Ratliff and H. Caitlin Corbitt. Join us for our New Play Fest's Night of Shorts, featuring the work of 9 local Playwrights. Held at Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902

The Festival by Harrison Young
The Greeks Have an Intervention by Sarah Wahrmund
Vengeance is Mine Sayeth Dolores by Kelly Robinson
Revenge? by Kevin Cannon
A Rose Garden Never Promised by Brenda Southerland
The LGA by Randy Thompson
Mindy’s Birthday by Crystal Braeuner
H.E.N.R.I. by Christina Sayer
These Intimate Continents by J.P. Schuffman

(in order of appearance)
Helena Jordan
Chip Morris
Aaron Hinds
Mollie Brennan
Vishal Verma
Marissa Diaz
Steve Trigg
Hayden Hall
Casey Cain
Laura Fox

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,

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:

Rarity Bay Art Gallery: Making Our Marks by Judy Lavoie

  • January 14, 2024 — March 30, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Scratchboards and more fine art by Judy Lavoie
Also featuring scratchboards by some of her students.

Opening reception Jan 14, 2-4 PM

Rarity Bay Art Gallery, Community Activity Center, 150 Rarity Bay Pkwy, Vonore, TN

WDVX: Blue Plate Special & The Big Plate

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon at Visit Knoxville (301 S. Gay Street) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with your host Red Hickey… and on Saturday with host Sean McCollough. On Fridays WDVX takes the Blue Plate Special to Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria (200 E Jackson Ave) for “The Big Plate”. Make yourself at home as part of the WDVX family at this this daily free concert series. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it’s all part of the live music experience on The WDVX Blue Plate Special.

All seats are free, and visitors may come and go as they please.

Info: 865-544-1029,

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Trapp Fellow Permanent Collection Exhibition

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

Details TBA

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Information: 865-436-5860,

Dogwood Arts: Integration: A Solo Exhibition by Mene Manresa Bodipo

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F | 9AM-5PM
Openings January 5 and February 2, 5-8 PM

About the Artist: Desiderio Manresa Bodipo, artistically known as Mene Manresa, was born on the island of Annobon (Equatorial Guinea). From an early age, he studied drawing, painting, and ceramics at the Hispano Guinean Cultural Center in Malabo. Manresa is inspired by everyday factors of his environment, and he interposes them into an abstract and modern-realistic world. His work is unique with vivid colors that impact viewers at first sight and help them navigate his world of imaginary composition.

Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Allen Monsarrat and Joanna Warren exhibition

  • January 3, 2024 — February 27, 2024

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

Allen Monsarrat (oil)

Joanna Warren (leather)

Westminster Presbyterian Church Schilling Gallery, 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919. Hours: M-R 9-4:30, Fri 9-12. Information: (865) 584-3957 or

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