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The Downtown Knoxville First Friday ArtWalk is a casual event of art, music, food, fun, and community. Some people visit their favorite places each month; some roam from spot to spot while enjoying meeting and talking with friends along the way. Take a look at the list of events, decide where you want to start, and follow the crowd! If you miss an event, no worries! The Downtown Knox First Friday ArtWalk comes around each month. Just come have some fun.

Parking and Getting Around

There are over 15,000 public parking spaces in Downtown Knoxville and over 5,500 of them are free after 6pm and on weekends in municipal-owned garages and lots. Pick where you want to start the evening from the list of events and click through to find more details about the location...including the closest recommended parking.

Galleries, shops, and venues are all within a short walk of each other. Not interested in walking? Hop on the ArtWalk Trolley. It's free and runs between Gay Street and the Old City.

Cost and Times

The ArtWalk is a free event! In order to highlight additional events happening on the First Friday of each month, this site also includes some ticketed events. If tickets or charges apply, it is noted in the event listing. Schedules also vary from place to place. Some start at 5pm, some 6, some later. You'll also find live music at several venues starting at 9 or 10pm. Check the listing or the specific venue for details. You're welcome to come early and stay late!

Listing

The Downtown Knox First Friday ArtWalk site is managed by the Downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District (CBID). If your business is within the CBID, promoting your First Friday art event here is free. Contact us at rthomas@downtownknoxville.org. Not sure if your business is within the CBID? Drop us a note. We'll be happy to check.