First Friday ArtWalk
Art. Music. Food. Fun. Community.
On the first Friday of each month, the streets of Downtown Knoxville come alive for one of our favorite events! A casual evening of connecting with friends and family—and 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 Knoxville. So come take a walk through our vibrant main streets and side streets, and experience the warmth and community of the neighborhood. Here's how to get started and tips on parking.
🎨 Exhibits Open Throughout the Month
Be on the lookout for the "🎨" and "🎭" emojis in the lists below for exhibits and shows throughout the month. Exhibits and times vary from place to place, so check back before each First Friday for updated schedules.
Attention Artists + Makers
If you're interested in exhibiting your work in Downtown Knoxville, find a list of venues looking for artists and information on how to connect.