ArtWalk in Downtown Knoxville

Until further notice, First Friday ArtWalk in Downtown Knoxville has been temporarily canceled due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our artists, business owners, friends, visitors, and neighbors is of first importance. 

We thank you for your patience during this time and encourage you to support downtown businesses online. While we're all practicing social distancing, we can also be a part of the online community as we comment, share, and send love to our downtown businesses over social media, until we all can join together as a community again.

Please check back at the end of each month for updates on the following month's First Friday ArtWalk event.


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.

Attention Artists: 

If you're interested in exhibiting your work in a Downtown Knoxville venue with a First Friday opening, you’ll find a list of venues looking for artists and information on how to connect at downtownknox.org/artconnect