Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Writing Rainbow: Knoxville Youth Writing Workshop

  • March 20, 2024

Category: Classes, workshops, Free event, Literature, spoken word, writing and Meetup

Knoxville Youth Poet Laureate is leading workshops at the Pride Center for LGBTQ+ youth. Spread the word for youth ages 13-19 to come out and write with Virgil and create a safe space for sharing their stories with one another and the community.

7PM at The Knox Pride Vocational Center, 4044a Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920

The Bottom: Black Creatives Meet Up with Genesis The Greykid Poetry Workshop

Category: Classes, workshops, Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 6:30 - 8:30PM

Black Creatives Meetup: Words in Grey with Genesis the Greykid | The Bottom
Join us in collaboration with UT Downtown Gallery for a unique poetry workshop! Centered amongst the exhibition “Y’all Don’t Hear Me: The Black Appalachia, An Ode to Nikki“, attendees will be pushed to think outside of the box, explore senses and perspectives, and draw inspiration from moments.

Register at the link below. Space is limited to 20 participants.

At 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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Boundless: Artists in the Archives, Featuring Amythyst Kiah

  • March 20, 2024

Category: Free event, Lecture, panel and Music

March 20, Reception at 6:00 pm, Performance at 7:00 pm
At Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites you to attend the 2024 Boundless: Artists in the Archives, featuring singer-song writer, Amythyst Kiah. Join Amythyst Kiah as she performs an original piece of work, inspired by Rising from the Ashes; The Chimney Tops 2 Wildfires Oral History Project. Those firsthand accounts have been preserved in the UT Libraries’ Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, and can be found here: Rising from the Ashes. Kiah will captivate with her lyrical composition evoking themes of rebirth and resilience found in the collection. Kiah, dubbed, “one of America’s great up-and-coming secrets” by Rolling Stone, blends iconoclastic alt rock and bluegrass which speaks to her roots in the East Tennessee area. Born and raised in Chattanooga, TN, Kiah possesses a memorable and bewitchingly unique voice.

This year we are excited to announce our partnership with the Big Ears Festival! Please join us for a delightful evening of music.
This event is free and open to the public.

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association: World Storytelling Day at Ijams

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Literature, spoken word, writing

Join Ijams and the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association for World Storytelling Day, which occurs annually on March 20. This is a day that celebrates the art of storytelling- whether the story has words, pictures, signs, or expressions, all forms of storytelling are appreciated on this day. The day acknowledges the art form of storytelling and encourages diversity among different cultures and races.

Beginning and veteran storytellers worldwide celebrate the art of storytelling on that day. This year, the theme is Building Bridges. Come and enjoy stories from some wonderful Smoky Mountain Storytellers!

Featured storytellers on March 20, 2024 will be Susan Fulbright, Stephen Fulbright, and Roland Mote. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7. This is a family friendly event- good for all ages. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12.

The Ijams Beer Garden and concession area will be open all evening. This event will be held inside the Visitor Center. If the weather is beautiful, the event will move to the back patio.

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,

Yee-Haw Brewing: Tuesday Family Nights

  • March 19, 2024 — July 30, 2024

Category: Culinary arts, food, Film, Free event and Kids, family

Back to back family movies on the jumbotron beginning at 6pm, inflatable games for the kids in the grove pit, and a relaxing night out for the entire family every Tuesday from 6-9 PM.

We have games and toys for the kids to play with and climb all night while parents can come relax and enjoy free entertainment for the family! Movies range from some classics like "Honey, I shrunk the Kids" and "Aladdin" to recent hits like "Encanto" and "Inside Out."

745 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN
(865) 210-8862

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: 2023-2024 Artist in Residence Exhibition

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

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

Ewing Gallery: MFA Thesis Exhibitions

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

March 18 – 24, 2024
Work by Megan Wolfkill, Chloe Wack, Gino Castellanos, and Anthony Huang

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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UT School of Art: Megan Wolfkill, Chloe Wack, Gino Castellanos, Anthony Huang

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

MFA Thesis Exhibition - Group 1
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.

Reception: Friday, March 22, 5-7pm
Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture

Exhibiting students:

Gino Castellanos - I’ve Been Here All Along
I’ve been Here All Along, an exhibition of works on paper, showcases the struggle of adaptation and transformation.

Anthony TungNing Huang - Soften the Glare, Unify as Dust
Soften the Glare, Unify as Dust, explores Daoist philosophy, Spiritual Sublimation, and a Flow State.

Chloe Wack - we live here.
we live here. depicts the Knoxville neighborhood of Belle Morris through the lens of artist and resident Chloe Wack. Part documentary, part mapping, and part homemaking, we live here. hopes to remind viewers to say hi to their neighbors.

Megan Wolfkill - Back to Back
Back-to-Back is an exhibition of paintings that explores archives, disorientation, abstraction, the passage of time, and the body’s role in each of these concepts. Megan Wolfkill stains unprimed canvas surfaces with fluid pigment, which integrates the surface, the material, and the mark into one inseparable entity. The surfaces of the paintings hold softness, sensitivity, and a “lived-in” feeling that invite an intimate and quiet read of the nuanced abstract forms.
Ewing Gallery, 1715 Volunteer Blvd on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. Hours: M-T-F 10-5, W-R 10-7:30, Su 1-4. Information: 865-974-3200,

Ijams Nature Center: Upcoming Events

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness, Kids, family and Science, nature

3/17 • The Big Camera: Anna Atkins Cyanotype Pop-Up Event
3/17 • Self-Care Sunday Yoga
3/17 • ETNBA Monthly Bluegrass Jam
3/20 • World Storytelling Day

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,

Tomato Head: Three Dames exhibition

  • March 13, 2024 — April 28, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Three Dames are Cheryl Massey, Marcia Shelly, Linda Blair

Tomato Head, 7240 Kingston Pike, Suite 172 (865-584-1075), in Knoxville.

Maker Exchange: 2nd Annual Mural Workshop Murals

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

Mural Workshop: Six new murals are now on display in the Curio at Maker Exchange as a part of the 2nd Annual Mural Workshop hosted by Dogwood Arts and professional muralist Megan Lingerfelt. Six local/regional artists were selected to participate in the workshop — with each one designing and painting an 8x8ft mural over the last two weeks. The murals will remain on display through the end of May 2024.

Participating Artists:
• Dustin Avilla
• Orel Brodt
• Laney Haskell
• Whitney Herrington
• Gared Luquet
• Allison Meriwether

710 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information: 865-637-4561,

Theatre Knoxville Downtown: Cactus Flower

Category: Theatre

Fri. Mar 8th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Mar 9th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Mar 10th 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. Mar 14th 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. Mar 15th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Mar 16th 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Mar 17th 2024, 3:00 pm
Thu. Mar 21st 2024, 7:30 pm
Fri. Mar 22nd 2024, 7:30 pm
Sat. Mar 23rd 2024, 7:30 pm
Sun. Mar 24th 2024, 3:00 pm

Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 800 S. Central Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Information & tickets: 865-544-1999,

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