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.
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. Schedules vary from place to place and are updated the last week of each month.
🎨 Exhibits Open Throughout the Month
Be on the lookout for the art palette emoji "🎨" in the list below! This means the exhibit opens on First Friday and is up throughout the month.
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.