Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Dogwood Arts: Synergy Student & Art Educator Exhibition

Category: Exhibitions, visual art, Free event and Kids, family

March 6 - 28, 2024: Exhibition Open (Monday - Friday 9AM-6PM)
The Dogwood Arts Synergy Exhibition showcases artwork by gifted K-12 art students alongside their art educators in an exhibition at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville! See the results of the artistic student-teacher synergy that happens every day in our schools. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude.

A Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts (502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804) on March 28th from 5:30-7:30PM. Awards will be presented at 6:30pm. All artists, families, and friends are encouraged to attend this wonderful celebration!

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

Bijou Theatre: Geoff Tate & Adrian Vandenberg

Category: Music


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

Mabry-Hazen House: Night at the Museum I

Category: Festivals, special events and History, heritage

Mabry-Hazen House is hosting Night at the Museum on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from 6-9 pm! Attend for a chance to visit the house museum after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Knoxville! Watch the sun set over downtown, see the city flicker alight, and chill on Mabry's Hill.

The historic home will be open for self-guided tours with staff available for questions. There will be behind-the-scenes access to the bottom floor at 7:30pm. Mabry-Hazen House also will share an artifact typically not on display. Outdoor seating will be set up on the front porch and lawn for groups to relax at a historic place in a casual atmosphere. A fire pit and outdoor games will be available, and guests are encouraged to bring their games, stories, blankets, and camp chairs.

Presale online tickets are $10 per adult, and visitors under age 16 get in for free. A small processing fee is applied to tickets purchased online. A responsible adult must accompany visitors under the age of 16. Tickets will be available at the door for $13, although current Mabry-Hazen House Members will still get in for $10. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. The event will occur rain or shine.

Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

Central Cinema: Double Feature with Calls from Home and Dwelling

  • March 6, 2024

Category: Film, Free event and Lecture, panel

Join the Appalachian Justice Research Center (AJRC) for a screening of two short films – Calls from Home and Dwelling: A Measure of Life in the Atlanta Forest – which tell stories about how deep connections to the land and to loved ones seek to bridge separations created by the carceral state. The films will be followed by a panel discussion with directors Sylvia Ryerson and Sasha Tycko, and local community organizations Community Defense of East Tennessee (CDET) and Knoxville HEART, moderated by UT professor Dr. Michelle Brown (Sociology) and Mergoat Magazine editor, Sorrel Inman.

In an intimate portrait of rural prison expansion, Calls From Home documents WMMT-FM’s longstanding radio show that sends familial messages of love over public airwaves to reach people incarcerated in Central Appalachia. For many, the show is a lifeline to the world outside. Directed by Sylvia Ryerson, a former DJ for the show, the film portrays the many forms of distance that rural prison building creates—and the ceaseless search to end this system of racialized mass incarceration and family separation.

One year into the occupation of the Atlanta forest, Dwelling followed a forest defender while they learned to build a hut by hand, envisioning a future lived off-the-grid. Dwelling in the forest becomes a practical experiment in making an ethical life in a society of unhindered growth and militarized police. Away from the spectacle of political conflict, this observational film directed by Sasha Tycko brings viewers into the contemplative labors of everyday life in the occupation to Defend the Atlanta Forest.

This film screening and discussion is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Appalachian Justice Research Center and Mergoat Magazine, a publication that provides a collective, interdisciplinary record of the ecological situation throughout Southern Appalachia and the broader Southeast.
This event is free and open to the public; no RSVP required.

March 6, 6-8:30 PM
1205 N. Central Street, Knoxville

Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre: Hadestown

Category: Dance, movement, Music and Theatre

HADESTOWN includes 8 performances from March 5-10, 2024. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, and the 2020 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today … and always. Intertwining two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. For information/tickets: 865-684-1200,

Tomato Head: Exhibition by Holly Pawlowski

  • March 4, 2024 — April 7, 2024

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

Solo show featuring 13 works comprised of a mix of original paintings and photography.

Tomato Head, 12 Market Square (865-637-4067)

The Bottom: Jars of Clay by Stephen Phillips

  • March 2, 2024 — March 31, 2024
  • 4-6 PM

Category: Fine Crafts and Free event

Join us on the second Saturday in March for the exhibition reception for 'Jars of Clay' by Stephen Phillips! Stephen Phillips has always been intrigued by the arts whether music, dance, or visual arts. His start in ceramics can be linked back to his childhood as a kid who found enjoyment in the mixing of earth with water.

On display through March 31

Artist Statement: In my recent work, I have been exploring the juxtaposition of textures and colors. I use underglazes as the base color and gloss glazes to give a differentiation between the textures and appearances provided by both glazes.

The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information:, 865-444-5915 or

Ijams Nature Center Gallery: FairyTales Reimagined

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Featuring dioramas and various other forms of art by Stacy Monday

Artist reception/meet & greet on March 2nd from 2 pm - 4 pm with snacks and beverages!

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,

Lilienthal Gallery: Photorealism by Yigal Ozeri

  • March 1, 2024 — June 1, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

May 3, 5-8 PM
Come enjoy several new works from Yigal Ozeri, utilizing AI technology to create the compositions. Photorealism as a genre pushes the line between technology and fine art.

Photorealist, Smithsonian-collected artist, Yigal Ozeri, portrays both sensual fantasy and hyper detailed reality in his photorealistic paintings. His oeuvre is characterized by two distinct styles: ethereal portraiture of women existing in nature “without malice” and a realist perspective of America through a regional lens. Originally an abstract painter, Ozeri took on the helm of realism through early inspiration by Spanish Baroque painters like Diego Velázquez.

Lilienthal Gallery at 23 Emory Place, Knoxville, TN

Dogwood Arts: Black & Gifted: A Cultural Expression

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

Join us for the #FirstFriday Reception of 'Black & Gifted: A Cultural Expression' curated by Lakesha Lee, in collaboration with The Bottom Knoxville. First Friday (March 1st) 5-8PM

Francis Akosha
Jonathan Adams
Mene Manresa Bodipo
KaReena Goodwin
Jackie Holloway
LaKesha Lee
Jeremy Myles
Layla Moore
Nyasha Madamombe
Gary White

About the Curator: LaKesha Y. Lee is a second-year MFA student in Painting and Drawing at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 2019, she received her Bachelor of Fine Art from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since then, she has been in many group exhibitions throughout the South. Lee uses her work to provide a positive outlook on black identity within the black community, the obstacles surrounding intergenerational traumas, racism, and self worth. By creating a positive representation of African Americans, she seeks to create new, positive narratives.

Regular Gallery Hours: M-F | 10AM-5PM
Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

UT Downtown Gallery: Y'all Don't Hear Me: The Black Appalachia, An Ode to Nikki

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Openings Mar 1, 5-9 PM and Apr 5, 5-9 PM

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Dogwood Arts and the Big Ears Festival and curated by Kreneshia Whiteside-McGee.

“The exhibition title was inspired by my late grandfather, Floyd Whiteside, a retired pastor from Muscle Shoals, Alabama who resided in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He would often use the phrase in his sermons when the spirit was moving or when he wanted to make sure the congregation was keeping up. While preparing for the exhibition and thinking of home, his words kept ringing in my ear. “Y’all Don’t Hear Me” is a statement by someone who feels disregarded, and to me, that resonates with the Black Appalachian community. You don’t hear us because you’re not listening; you’re not listening because you don’t know we exist. I want to amplify our narrative and remind people that there are quality artists creating in the mountains." – Kreneshia Whiteside-McGee

Exhibiting Artists: Kamau Bostic, Nikki Giovanni, Inez Gratten, Genesis The Greykid, Mikael Owunna, Travis Prince, Justin Rocha, RaMell Ross, Jessica Scott-Felder, Moses Sumney, Raymond Thompson Jr.

UT Downtown Gallery, 106 S. Gay Street. Hours: W-F: 11am - 6pm, Sat: 10am - 3p. The UT Downtown Gallery will have extended hours of operation during the Big Ears Festival weekend (March 21-24) Thu-Sat 12-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm
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Broadway Studios and Gallery: The Gaudy Gold Frame Show

  • March 1, 2024 — April 5, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

If it’s in a gold frame, it’s fair game! Featuring 2D and 3D works. This open show is juried for awards, various mediums, and features many local artists. The gaudiest gold frame award to be announced!

Opening March 1, 5-9 PM and closing April 5, 5-9 PM.

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

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