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Don’t see a listing?
If you don’t see a listing, I couldn’t find it when I updated this for this month. Check here sometime on First Friday, a lot of places don’t send me updates until the last minute, so pop in here before you head out for the latest updates. You’ll find their phone number and links to their web site in the listing below, so you can check to see if they’ve got more recent info on their own site.
On with this month’s openings!
501 Arthur St., Knoxville (865) 951- 2523 Website
8 Shooters Studio
1201 Central Street, Knoxville (865) 545-4408 Website
A1 Lab Arts
201 Randolph Street (Old City) Knoxville Website
Ansley Design Fab
900 Stone Street Knoxville Website
We plan to have an open house this Friday. Will have furniture designs on display among other odd’s and ends.
Art Market Gallery
422 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 525-5265 Website
Art Market Gallery of Knoxville is pleased to present an exhibit of recent works by Lil Clinard of Loudon and Elaine Fronczek of Knoxville.
Award-winning watercolor and acrylic painter Lil Clinard strives to express her response to the natural world through brush stroke, texture, color, light and composition rather than the control of photographic detail. A member of several watercolor societies and art guilds, her work is in corporate and private collections throughout the southeast.
Fiber artist Elaine Fronczek fashions clothing and home décor items from unique fabrics that she creates through a process called wet felting, a method that dates back over 8000 years that she often combines with the more modern technique of needle felting. Her creations are inspired by the works of mid-century and contemporary artists and fabric designers.
A First Friday Reception for the exhibit is planned for November 4 from 5:30-9 pm with complimentary refreshments and live music.
Belleze Salon and Spa
6209 Kingston Pike Knoxville (865) 558-8424 Website
800 N. 4th Ave Knoxville Website
Black Market Clothing
23 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 258-8448
24 Market Square, Knoxville (865) 329 8868 Website
29 Market Square Knoxville (865) 673-6711 Website
Bliss Home is excited to feature Briena Harmening for November First Friday. Please join us for a reception at Bliss Home, 29 Market Square, from 6-9p.m., Friday November 4.
Harmening will show her beautiful artwork collection, inspired by confinement, made of beautiful fabric pieces, combining screen-printing, painting and sewing. Harmening resides and works in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a 2010 MFA graduate from the University of Tennessee, a member of 17th Street Studios and Work Horse Artist Collective. By utilizing mediums such as painting, sculpture, and video performance her work addresses identity and autobiography. She currently teaches Introductory, Advanced, and IB Art at West High School.
200 W Hill Ave Knoxville (865) 525-2375 Website
2121 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville (684-5477) Website
Casa Hora @ The Emporium
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 109, Knoxville (865) 335-3358 Website
Chop Shop Hair Studio
1206 N. Central St. Knoxville Website
Cocoa Moon Fusion Grill/Koi
19 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521 3888
Coffee and Chocolate
327 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 688-9244 Website
Community Television of Knoxville
808 State Street Knoxville (865) 215-4350 Website
418 S. Gay Street , Knoxville (865) 524-4747
East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville (865) 216-8824 Website
“Bleeding Kansas” A Brown Bag Lecture by Ed Bearrs – Wednesday, November 9 at noon
National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus Ed Bearrs will discuss the strong pro- and anti-slavery divisions that formed around Kansas’s admission into the Union as a free or slave state. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 led to a rush of new residents for Kansas, as citizens from pro-slavery Missouri and abolitionists from New England and other free states flooded Kansas to influence the decision, among them the fiery abolitionist John Brown and his five sons. Bearrs will emphasize the Kansas experience in the context of events leading to the Civil War and tell the dramatic stories of the individuals on both sides caught up in the melee.
The Brown Bag Lecture series is a program of the East Tennessee Historical Society and is sponsored by 21st Mortgage. The lecture is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring a lunch. Drinks will be available.
East Tennessee Community Design Center & Knoxville Downtown Design Studio
500 S. Gay Street Knoxville Mobile (865) 603-3988 Office (865) 525-9945 Website
Emporium Center for Arts & Culture / Arts and Culture Alliance / The Balcony Gallery
100 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 523-7543 Website
The East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild and the Arts & Culture Alliance present the 16th Master Woodworkers Show, November 4-6, at the Emporium Center. This biennial juried show highlights the handcrafted works of 35 craftspeople and artists of East Tennessee and the surrounding region and features many types of woodwork, from traditional to whimsical, including fine furniture, cabinetry, turning, sculpture and marquetry. The Emporium gallery provides an ideal environment in which to view the work and meet the artists.
The Show hours are: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00 PM; Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, November 6, 12:00-5:00 PM. Admission is free. A public reception takes place on Friday, November 4, from 5:00-9:00 PM as part of First Friday activities in downtown Knoxville.
Among the participants in this year’s show are the following notable artisans:Craig Nutt, Brian Boggs, and Curtis Buchanan. The 16th Master Woodworkers Show will be displayed at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street (corner of Gay/Jackson) in downtown Knoxville.
1715 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville (865) 974-3200 Website
627 N. Central Knoxville (865) 522-1752 Website
113 South Gay Street Knoxville Website
5607 Kingston Pike Knoxville p (865) 584-6097 Website
327 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-8788 Website
119 Jennings Avenue Knoxville (865) 405-0777 Website
John Black Photography
501 Union Ave. Knoxville (865) 522-1715 Website
Julie Apple Handbags
121 Gay Street Knoxville (865) 235-1252 Website
JulieApple welcomes Bran Rogers. Please join us for an artist’s reception from 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock. Bran Rogers is a Knoxville artist who works with everything from illustration to puppets.
He can usually be found walking around downtown thinking about what used to stand in all those parking lots.
He is inspired by Halloween, the smell of old books and people who are more talented than their cellphones.
Kate Moore Creative / Jennie Andrews Photography
Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center
1127B Broadway Ave. Knoxville (865) 523-1401
Knoxville Museum of Art
1060 World’s Fair Park Knoxville (865) 525-6101 Website
17 Market Square, Knoxville Website
Knoxville Visitor Center
301 Gay Street Knoxville (800) 727-8045 Website
First Friday Artist – Sarah Brobst will be at the Knoxville Visitor Center on Friday, November 4th from 4 to 8 pm, showcasing her beautiful works of “upcycled” jewelry pieces. When she is not working with children at Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville, she is hard at work creating recycled jewelry for her 3-year-old business, Designs by Sarah Brobst. Stop by and see her this Friday!
31 Market Square, Knoxville
Local photographer Brian Murray will have architectural scenes of historic Knoxville on display from November and runs through December, with new work being displayed in December. Artist’s Website
103 W. Jackson Knoxville Website
Mixed Media by Carly Baskette
800 W. Hill Avenue, Knoxville (865) 803-6215
Midtown Arts Center
513 Cooper Street between downtown Knoxville and downtown north. (865) 406-7885
411 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 766-5192 Website
Old City Java
109 S. Central Avenue Knoxville (865) 523-9817 Website
18 Market Square Knoxville (865) 521-0600 Website
221 Cumberland Avenue Knoxville (865) 521-0690 Website
28 Market Square Knoxville (865) 524-2224 Website
323 Union Avenue Knoxville (865) 525-7888 Website
This First Friday, come to Rala to see work by long time member and supporter of the Knoxville arts community, Brian Pittman. Brian’s cathedral drawings have inspired conversation and wonder all around town, earning him respect as a local artist and architect. This November, we are lucky enough to be showing a collection of those very cathedrals.
We are also pleased to be having a pre sale of brand new, hand-printed cathedral prints! Hop on down to to Rala, meet the artist, and grab up your own hand-drawn or hand-printed cathedral!
125 W. Jackson Ave. Knoxville Website
Rita’s Italian Ice
Market Square, Knoxville
11 Market Square Knoxville (865) 694-4000
Featuring Jill Sanders, UT art director this First Friday at Studio Visage!
32 Market Square, Knoxville
Event: “These Funky Masks”
Date: November 4, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Music: DJ Wigs
Lifted Lab, a creative collective with ties across the nation, has teamed with Bearden Middle School art students to present an art show reflecting cultural diversity. Students were given the assignment to create a mask by cutting and layering colored paper, using inspiration of different lifestyles.
“These funky masks reflect various cultures all over the world. This is because we learned in class that many different cultures all over the world have masks of some sort. Bearden Middle School has one of the most diverse student populations in East Tennessee, so perhaps the variety of influences in the masks reflects this.”
For November’s First Friday, Lifted Lab will host an art show at Swagger in Market Square with a selection of the students’ masks. This art opening will be accompanied by a live DJ and refreshments. This event will give students the experience of exhibiting their work just as established artists do, interacting with their local community, and celebrating their creativity. The art will remain on display until December 1, 2011.
Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville (865) 215-8856
Attention classic movie fans, literary buffs, and history buffs!
The Knox County Library, McClung Historical Collection, and the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound are partnering up to celebrate the library’s 125th anniversary! The First Friday, November 4rth event will feature a tour of “underground Knoxville”, a short documentary about the history of the Knoxville library, rare film footage from Knoxville’s past, and a film screening of the 1963 Paramount feature ALL THE WAY HOME, based on James Agee’s novel “A Death in the Family”. All the Way Home was filmed on-location in and around Knoxville, and premiered at the Tennessee Theatre in 1963.
First Friday screenings, November 4, 2011
Location: 110 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tn 37902
Times: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
No admission charge
6:30 pm: “Underground Knoxville” Tours
The screening venue will be held within a building situated in what has been described as “underground Knoxville”. Visitors are welcome to take a tour along the original underground sidewalk, and perhaps view portions of buildings long ago hidden from view when the 100 block of Gay Street was raised during the early part of the 20th century.
7 pm: Vintage footage of the 100 block of Gay Street, 1930s-1950s (Harold’s Deli, WNOX performers, etc)
7:30 pm: Short documentary video on the history of the Knox County Library
7:45 pm: Rare archival newsfilm and home movie footage depicting behind the scenes Knoxville location shooting for ALL THE WAY HOME in Fort Sanders, and the 1963 premier of the film at the Tennessee Theater.
8:00 pm: 16mm screening of the 1963 Paramount Feature ALL THE WAY HOME, based on James Agee’s Pulitzer prize winning novel “A Death in the Family”.
The Fortunate Traveler
119 S. Central Street Bldg. 2, (In the Old City beside the Crown and Goose) Knoxville (865) 474-1098 Website
12 Market Square, Knoxville – (865) 637-4067 Website
129 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 549-5769 Website
115 S. Gay Street (865) 525-7381 Website
University of Tennessee University Center Concourse Gallery sponsored by the Visual Arts Committee
1502 West Cumberland Ave. Knoxville Call Meghan Terry at 865-974-5455 for more information or visit activities.utk.edu for a full list of VAC events.
Chris Scarborough- mixed media http://scarboy.net/
UT Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 673-0802 WebSite
Yee- Haw Industries
413 S. Gay Street Knoxville (865) 522-1812 Website