The Downtown Knox First Friday ArtWalk is a casual evening of art, music, food, fun, and community. Some people visit their favorite places each month; some roam from spot to spot while meeting and talking with friends along the way. Take a look at the list of events and decide where you want to start. Then look for ArtWalk flags to help guide your way to events that are free and open to the public. Or, just 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 on weekends and when entering after 6pm during the week. 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 free 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 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!
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 [email protected]. Not sure if your business is within the CBID? Drop us a note. We'll be happy to check.