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Art. Music. Food. Fun. Community.

On the first Friday of each month, the streets of Downtown Knoxville come alive for a casual evening of experiencing art in all forms.

Explore galleries, studios, and artist collectives; roam through shops hosting open houses and local artist exhibits; enjoy performance art and live music in the streets and a variety of venues; drop in restaurants along the way and treat yourself to drinks and great food.

Start your evening at any participating business. Then look for ArtWalk flags to help guide your way to events that are free and open to the public. Every month – year round – brings fresh new exhibits, performances, dining opportunities, and special events. Schedules vary from place to place and are updated the last week of each month. 

The thriving arts community is one of the things we love most about Downtown Knoxville. So come take a walk...ride a free trolley...and experience the arts, warmth and community of the neighborhood.

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Happening on February 2

ArtWalk Trolley

Look for the trolley marked ArtWalk! It's FREE and will take you beween Market Square, Gay Street and the Old City. 

301 E Church Ave (865) 637-3000 More Details
Emporium Center

The Emporium Center is the hub of activity for every First Friday ArtWalk. Start or end your evening here…just don’t skip it! Each month, you’ll find three floors of new exhibits, live music, working artist studios, and more. Opening reception to meet the artist and view the artwork from 5-9pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free.

On Feb 2, the Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present:

National Juried Exhibition of 2018. The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present its 12th annual National Juried Exhibition, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 44 artists throughout the United States. The exhibition encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists working in a variety of media such as photography, acrylic, pencil, fibers, oil, paper, and more. Over $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at a brief awards ceremony at 6pm.

John Humphries: Constellations of Drawings. Humphries is a visual artist, gardener, and designer focusing on communicating, through abstraction, stories and phenomena from nature and mythology. His creative work takes the form of watercolor drawings and ceramic objects. Constellations of Drawings includes collaged photographic elements and other constructed pieces of wood floating above the plane of paper.

Brandon Lutterman: Sculptural Vessels and Pots. Lutterman’s current body of work is created to celebrate life and to help people recognize that we need to be stewards of all forms of life, not just our own. His glazes are developed through ongoing glaze research, as he aims to develop unique surfaces at low, mid, and high fire temperature ranges.

Yvonne Hosey: The Hungry Month. The Hungry Month pieces evoke the hardships and beauty of winter. Done in watercolor, scratchboard, acrylic and glasspaint, the colors are muted, and the images are of the inedible - the scarce, precious and beautiful - in the month of February.

It’s a First Friday full of events at the Emporium Center. Don’t miss it!

100 S Gay St (865) 523-7543 More Details
Bijou Theatre Art Gallery - GRAND OPENING

The Bijou is excited to introduce the newly renovated upstairs gallery space. The gallery will exhibit and highlight the artwork of Knoxville’s local artists and host a different artist each month! Drop by and check out this great addition to ArtWalk on Feb 2 from 4-7pm with featured artist Katy Smith. Smith primarily works with oil paint, acrylic paint, pencil, ink, and collaged paper. 

803 S Gay St (865) 522-0832 More Details
Knoxville Chocolate Co - NEW to ArtWalk

Knoxville Chocolate Co is a new addition to ArtWalk! On Feb 2 they’ll be hosting east Tennessee craftsmen and artisans Milk Moon House. Drop by for the exhibit of timeless and handcrafted art. Plus, wine and chocolate tasting!

29 Market Square (865) 522-2049 More Details
Art Market Gallery

Drop by the Art Market Gallery on Feb 2 for an exhbit of Valentine Gift Ideas. You'll also find original art and fine crafts from more than 60 East TN artists. 5:30-9pm with complimentary refreshments and live music in the foyer. 

422 S Gay St (865) 525-5265 More Details
PostModern Spirits

On Feb 2 PostModern Spirits will feature local artist Carson Whittaker. Drop by from 5-10pm to enjoy the exhibit featuring bright colors, whimsical themes, and narratives...plus spirited cocktails all evening long.

205 W Jackson Ave (865) 437-3190 More Details
Rala

On Feb 2 Rala will feature the works of Kristen Wasik, a senior BFA candidate in the School of Art at the University of Tennessee. Her most recent work is informed by minimalism in which gesture and abstract forms construct a sense of meaning. 6-9pm.

112 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-7888 More Details
WDVX First Friday Live

Shimmy & the Burns warm up for Waynestock as they join WDVX at First Friday Live! on Feb 2. It's free. 6-7pm.

301 S Gay St (865) 544-1029 More Details
Dogwood Arts

Dogwood Arts showcases emerging and established furniture artists creating one-of-a-kind tables. The exhibition runs from February 2-24. Opening reception on Feb 2 from 5:30-8:30pm.

123 W Jackson Ave (865) 637-4561 More Details
White Dog Gallery

Jewelry artist Karen Yearwood will be at White Dog Gallery on Feb 2 with beautiful new works in sterling, copper, and semi-precious stones. Yearwood will be making custom copper rings throughout the evening. Plus, don't miss the drawing for a sterling and copper pendant necklace. Drop by and enter to win anytime between 5-9pm.

514 W Jackson Ave (865) 936-0123 More Details
Preservation Pub

Captain Ivory and Buck N Steve will be at Preservation Pub on Feb 2. Starts at 10pm. Check venue for details and ticket prices.

28 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
Pour Taproom

Drop by Pour Taproom on Feb 2 for Melliflux. Music from 9p-12a. It's free. And experience the art of tasting, with more than 68 different taps of beer, ciders, mead, and wine...all available by the ounce.  

207 W Jackson Ave (865) 337-5726 More Details
Boyd's Jig & Reel

On Feb 2 you'll find A1 Hundo at Boyd's Jig & Reel. Starts at 10pm. Admission is free. You'll find music, food, an extensive Scotch selection that's one of the best in the world, and over 850 whiskies and counting. Drop by for some live music and liquid art!

101 S Central St (865) 247-7066 More Details
Lox Salon

On Feb 2, Lox Salon will hosting a Valentine's Day Party including mini make-overs, CHOCOLATE, and a photobooth for real-time art. 6-8pm.

103 W Jackson Ave (865) 523-5569 More Details
UT Downtown Gallery

The UT Downtown Gallery is pleased to present Christina West: Stage Left. In this immersive installation, West integrates figurative sculptures into an altered gallery space, playfully alluding to the space of the home as a stage set. Reception on Feb 2 from 5-9pm. The event is free and open to the public.

106 S Gay St (865) 673-0802 More Details
Bistro at the Bijou

Enjoy jazz at the Bistro! On Feb 2 you'll find live jazz with the Nikki Michelle and Cosmic Collective at the Bistro at the Bijou. Drop by for dinner, drinks and a great show from 9-11pm.

807 S Gay St (865) 544-0537 More Details
Pretentious Glass Co

Treat yo'self or your sweetie to something pretentious! On Feb 2 Pretentious Glass will be previewing their new collection of vases, glasses, and trinkets just in time for Valentine's Day. Plus free demonstrations in the working studio. 6-9pm. 

133 S Central St (865) 249-8677 More Details
Knoxville Museum of Art

It's Alive After Five on Feb 2 with John Németh, one of the fastest rising stars of today’s blues scene. A unique live music series in the casually elegant setting of the Knoxville Museum of Art. Live band, cash bars, food from area restaurants, free parking, browsing the museum’s art galleries, and more. 6-8:30pm. Check venue for details and ticket prices.

1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr (865) 525-6101 More Details
Casual Pint

Zoster & The Pox will be playing from 8-10pm at Casual Pint on Feb 2. No cover. Plus, as always, great specials on local brewed beers.

421 Union Ave (865) 951-2160 More Details
Knoxville Visitors Center

Drop by to see the exhibit of local artist Matthew Israel on Feb 2 at Knoxville Vistiors Center. 5-8pm.

301 S Gay St (865) 523-7263 More Details
Flower Pot

Learn the art of flower arranging. On Feb 2 drop by The Flower Pot and let their friendly staff help you create your own arrangement at the bouquet bar. They'll also have new Valentine's Day containers and arrangements on display. 5-8pm.

700 S Gay St (865) 522-4825 More Details
Crown & Goose

On Friday Feb 2…and every Friday…step into The Underground at the Crown & Goose and find Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet. Show starts at 8pm. Free. It's a mix of dixieland, latin and early jazz that would be right at home in New Orleans. With both a baritone and bass saxophone, even the instruments are art. 

123 S Central St (865) 524-2100 More Details
Good Golly Tamale

Good Golly Tamale will be showing the woven works of Kirby Taylor on Feb 2. Open until 10pm.

112 S Central St (865) 337-5771 More Details
Pretentious Beer Co

At Pretentious Beer, it's brewing in action. An Feb 2 there's a new realease of Rye Wine and a special keg of “Do you even New England, Brah?” on Nitro. 

131 S Central St (865) 851-7693 More Details
Maple Hall Bowling Lanes

On Feb 2 you'll find works by artist Tod Sheley at Maple Hall. Drop by!

414 S Gay St (865) 249-8454 More Details
Juice Bar Market Square

The Juice Bar on Market Square will be hosting local artist Hope Blankenship on Feb 2. Drop by for the exhibit of fluid acrylic on canvas plus Hope's recent experimentations with new techniques and mediums. 

2 Market Square (865) 415-0596 More Details
Culture Hair Studio

Drop by Culture Hair Studio on Feb 2. They'll be featuring the artist Sarah King for the evening. 

115 S Gay St (865) 622-7677 More Details
Nouveau Classics

Drop by Nouveau Classics for First Friday's ArtWalk on Feb 2. It will be a wonderful evening of music, wine, modern art and fun.

101 S Gay St (865) 525-4755 More Details
Pilot Light

At the Pilot Light on Feb 2 you'll find Groundhog with Crumbsnatchers and Gamenight. 10pm. Check venue for details and ticket prices. 18+

106 E Jackson Ave (865) 524-8188 More Details
Citifid-O

Citifid-O is the exclusive downtown gallery for Mike Taylor, local Knoxville artist, who loves dogs and paints exquisite humorous “dog art”. You'll find originals on display and for sale, as well as prints, cards and magnets. Complimentary dog snacks are available First Fridays. Human dog companions are also invited.

429 Union Ave (865) 219-5127 More Details
Tennessee Theatre

The Black Jacket Symphony comes to the Tennessee Theatre on Feb 2 to perform Tom Petty's "Damn the Torpedoes" album in its entirety! A unique concert experience inside a beautiful architectural structure. Check venue for details and ticket information. 

604 Gay St (865) 684-1200 More Details
Painting With a Twist

Release your inner artist during the First Friday ArtWalk on Feb 2 at Painting with a Twist. Class from 6-9pm titled 'Knoxville Night Lights'. Check venue for details, reservations, and pricing. 

121 S Gay St (865) 229-6037 More Details
Scruffy City Hall

Current Events and Sweettalker will be at Scruffy City Hall on Feb2. 6pm. But wait, there's more. The Monday Movement and The White Liars have the 10pm show. Check venue for details and ticket prices.

32 Market Square (865) 524-2224 More Details
Regal Riveria 8 - Movie Theater

Do you like to watch your art while sitting in the dark? We have that too! Check out the current blockbusters at the Regal Riviera on Gay Street.

510 S Gay St (865) 522-5160 More Details