Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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,

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,

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,

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

Art Market Gallery: Harriet Howell and Ron Williams

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

A First Friday opening reception for the exhibit is planned from 5:30-9 PM with complimentary refreshments and music.

Harriet Howell - silk painting
Harriet Howell has a varied art history. She has a BFA from the University of Tennessee and worked as a free-lance graphic designer for over 20 years. She taught pastel landscape drawing at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts for several years. She is an artist member of Tennessee Watercolor Society, in which she has held many offices, including President. She has juried several local and regional exhibitions. She no longer teaches, but her work is exhibited in the Art Market Gallery in Knoxville.

Ron Williams - photography
Ron developed an interest in art in his early teens and continued through college. By his senior year in high school he had the opportunity to train under Raymond Williams, a well known local watercolor artist, and earned an art scholarship from the Carol Reese Museum at ETSU. He spent two years at ETSU studying fine art and photography then left ETSU to take an apprenticeship position at Bays Mountain Nature Interpretive Center working as an exhibits curator and doing planetarium illustrations. Ron’s next 40 years were focused on the computer graphics industry. Although he had given up his love for creating with pencil and brush, he was able to dedicate his energy to computer graphics and photographic technology. After relocating to East Tennessee in 2011 he began to understand the difference between taking pictures and creating what he likes to call ARTography. He focused on expanding his knowledge of the available tools and took on challenges ranging from snowflakes to the Milky Way. He is inspired by the grandness of Mother Nature both big and small, and it is his goal to capture images that inspire and invoke emotion.

Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Tu-Sa 11-6, Su 1-6. Information: 865-525-5265,,

Rala: First Friday with Victoria May

  • March 1, 2024 — March 31, 2024

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The opening celebration will be from 6-8pm March 1.

Victoria is an artist and educator working and living in Knoxville. Working in many forms of media such as painting, mixed media, charcoal, and photography, she creates artworks based on her response to the materials, resulting in atmospheric, textural scenes.

Rala: Regional and Local Artisans, 112 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Hours: Mon-Thu & Sat 11-6, Fri 11-8, Sun 11-5. Information: 865-525-7888, or

Awaken Coffee: Featuring Keerthana Duddu

  • March 1, 2024 — March 31, 2024

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

Friday, March 1, from 6-8 Awaken Coffee will host an opening reception for artist Keerthana Duddu

“Ever since I was a little girl, I have believed in the importance of capturing the everyday moments in a creative way. Art has always been my way to illustrate the beauty in the mundane. I remember being in 8th grade and starting my very first art account on Instagram. I was so excited to start sharing my art with the world, and the thought of my art potentially being on the walls of stranger's homes made me so giddy. I was able to watch this dream unfold in 2020. Just as my art reminds me to enjoy the present, I hope my work allows you to experience this as well.” - Keerthana

Please join us for some amazing art, light refreshments, and of course great coffee!

Awaken Coffee, 125 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902. Open daily. Information: 865-951-0427, or

Arts & Culture Alliance: Works by Luis Santiago

Category: Exhibitions, visual art and Free event

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present four new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from March 1-30, 2024. A free gathering with the artists will take place on Friday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 PM and features music by Tinca Tinca.

"My artwork is all collage, but from a different perspective. My artwork aims to challenge the viewer, making the familiar unfamiliar and the strange normal. It is up to the viewer to find a focal point, to look for the theme, and understand what is and what isn't as they observe. My collages are influenced by various art styles and forms ranging from abstract expressionism to surrealism to pop art. My art is also influenced by comic books, social media, graphic design, science fiction, body horror, and mythology." Luis Santiago is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on collage. Drawing on influences ranging from comic books, graphic novels, animation, mythology, music and literature, he pulls these elements together on the canvas. The surreal, the abstract, and the absurd come together to add depth to the pieces. Santiago received a Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University. Instagram @LSartnstuff

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. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Friday, March 29. 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.

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