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For Artists + Makers

A variety of businesses, arts organizations, and galleries host artists and makers in their downtown spaces. If you are interested in exhibiting your work, below is a list of venues looking to connect. 

Every space is unique. Determine venues best suited for your work and submit a completed Artist Form (along with photos of your work) to the appropriate contacts.

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Able Trade

Type of Business: Gallery and Shared Wood & Metal Shop

Interest: Variety! Venue includes many 3D art displays, but open to most anything.


From the venue: "We are a 24,000 sq. ft. maker space with over 25 artists/businesses so a good crowd likes to come through during ArtWalk knowing many makers will have items on display ."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more) or on tables (3-D artworks, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked about 6 months in advance.
  • Displayed for one night only ArtWalk exhibition.

Contact: [email protected]

203 W Jackson Ave (865) 296-0832 More Details >
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Awaken Coffee

Type of Business: Coffee Shop

Interest: photographs, textiles, mixed media


From the venue: "The brick in our homey space shows off art really well. We have a good stream of people coming in just to see the walls."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected]

125 W Jackson Ave (865) 951-0427 More Details >
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Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Type of Business: Retail

Interest: Anything created by a Knoxville-based artist that fits within the aesthetic and style of the store.


From the venue: We are located across the street from the Downtown Grill & Brewery and right next door to Cruze Farm. Foot traffic is excellent in this location and we are open 7 days a week. We're proud to be one of the oldest retail businesses currently in downtown Knoxville and excited to offer a fresh alternative to the standard retail experience."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more) and/or tables (3-D artworks, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one or two months.

Contact: [email protected] or 865.219.2703

445 S Gay St (865) 329-8868 More Details >
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Culture Hair Studio

Type of Business: Hair Studio

Interest: Paintings, mixed media, textiles, performance art, unique art installations


From the venue: "Great location, large grey/beige wall, unique clean aesthetic."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked about 6 months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected]

115 S Gay St (865) 622-7677 More Details >
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Dogwood Arts

Type of Business: Office, Gallery, and Arts & Culture Nonprofit

Interest: Contemporary and fine art of all styles created by individual artists, collaborative groups, and arts organizations.


From the venue: "Professional gallery located at the Dogwood Arts office in the Old City hosting group and solo exhibitions every month."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more) and/or pedestals (3-D artworks, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked at least 6 months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: Sherry Jenkins at [email protected] or 865.637.4561

123 W Jackson Ave (865) 637-4561 More Details >
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Emporium Center

Type of Business: Gallery, Office, and Artist Studios

Interest: Individual and group installations of contemporary and fine art of all styles. See exhibition policy for more information.


From the venue: "The Emporium is managed by the Arts & Culture Alliance. Five exhibition spaces are rotated each month, and our community draws 2,500+ on a First Friday! We also welcome numerous visitors throughout the month for private events, receptions, fundraisers, etc."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more), on pedestals (3-D sculptures), and/or in a large, secure glass display case.
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked at least 6 months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected], 865.523.7543

100 S Gay St (865) 523-7543 More Details >
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Jacks of Knoxville

Type of Business: Coffee & Gift Shop with goods & plants. 

Interest: photographs, paintings; must be family friendly


From the venue: "Jacks on 133 S Gay St is a local shop that sells coffee, goods, and plants with vintage brick walls. We love supporting local artists and vendors."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked three to four months in advance. 
  • Art is displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected]

133 S Gay St (865) 394-6352 More Details >
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Knox Brew Hub

Type of Business: Local Craft Beer Bar + Epicenter of Knox Brew Tours

Interest: Knoxville artists; must be family friendly.


From the venue: "We have limited space for a curated show to feature your photographs or paintings!"

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, etc).
  • Space can accommodate small works of art.
  • Artists are booked one month in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected]

421 Union Ave (865) 454-9688 More Details >
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Knoxville Visitors Center

Type of Business: Retail

Interest: Knoxville-themed items, photography, original art, prints, jewelry, pottery, ceramics, etc.


From the venue: "Centrally located on Gay street between the Old City and Market Square, we have a versatile space to showcase all types of work. There's also live music, which generates foot traffic."

  • Art will be displayed on tables (3-D artworks, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, more).
  • Space can accommodate a few large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one night only ArtWalk exhibition.

Contact: Monica Armstrong at [email protected]

301 S Gay St (865) 523-7263 More Details >
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Lox Salon

Type of Business: Hair Salon

Interest: Something that's uniquely done in an unusual medium or subjects presented in an atypical way.


From the venue: "We're located in an historic building in the Old City with old brick walls and very high ceilings. Not your typical four white walls."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate a few large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected]

103 W Jackson Ave (865) 523-5569 More Details >
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Maple Room

Type of Business: Cocktail Lounge 

Interest: We are open to photography, paintings, 2D art, etc.


From the venue: "We allow business cards, brochures, additional placard, etc. with artist/purchasing information. We aid in promotion with social media posts, Facebook event pages, etc. "

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate a few large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: Emily Stevens at [email protected]

414 S Gay St. (865) 249-8454 More Details >
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PostModern Spirits

Type of Business: Distillery and Tasting Room

Interest: Anything from local artists including but not limited to photography, painting, mixed media, etc.


From the venue: "Fun and energetic space featuring locally made spirits and cocktails."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: Stanton Webster at [email protected]

205 W Jackson Ave (865) 437-3190 More Details >
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Pour Taproom

Type of Business: Restaurant/Taproom

Interest: 2-D paintings, photography, mixed media, any type of hanging art


From the venue: "Large, open space in the Old City. We are open 7 days a week with a high volume of customer traffic."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one to two months.

Contact: [email protected] or 865.337.5726

207 W Jackson Ave (865) 337-5726 More Details >
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Pretentious Glass Co

Type of Business: Gallery

Interest: Skilled craftsmanship that blends with the existing glass pieces and/or local talent.


From the venue: "Live studio space that connects to the bar next door brings lots of traffic to the gallery."

  • Art will be displayed on tables (3-D artworks, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, more).
  • Space can accommodate a few large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected]

133 S Central St (865) 249-8677 More Details >
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Rala

Type of Business: Retail

Interest: Unique and diverse original artworks including paintings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, and more.


From the venue: "Located in the historic Daniel building in the Old City with high ceilings and great window visibility."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, fabric art, more) and/or tables (3-D artworks, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, more). No photography.
  • Space can accommodate large works of art.
  • Artists are booked a few months in advance.
  • Displayed for one to two months.

Contact: [email protected]

112 W Jackson Ave (865) 525-7888 More Details >
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William & Wylie

Type of Business: Custom Menswear Clothing Store

Interest: Anything by Knoxville artists that complements the aesthetic of the store.


From the venue: "Great location in a historic building with lots of window visibility. Larger pices may require longer advance notice to accomodate."

  • Art will be displayed on walls (2-D artworks, paintings, photography, fabric art, more).
  • Space can accommodate large works of art, but only a few pieces.
  • Artists are booked about one month in advance.
  • Displayed for one month.

Contact: [email protected]

310 W Jackson Ave (865) 690-5805 More Details >