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Downtown Knox ArtWalk

Friday, April 5

Explore the list below of what's happening this month, map events, and check back as events are added before each First Friday.

All Painting + Mixed Media Photography Music + Performance Jewelry Wood + Glass Demonstrations
Painting + Mixed Media

Art Market Gallery

Opening reception for old painter Beverly Burdette exhibiting pieces produced both 'en Plein air' and in studio. Complimentary refreshments and music. Explore the marketplace of more than 60 juried-in East TN artists.
5:30 PM—9 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Rala

Celebrating local artist Cynthia Markert. with her show "The Librarian, Circus Sisters, Hello and Other Portraits at Seventy."
6 PM—8 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media, Music + Performance

Dogwood Arts

'Black & Gifted: A Cultural Expression' curated by Lakesha Lee, in collaboration with The Bottom Knoxville. April 5 is Performance Night, including readings by artists from 5 PM—8 PM. The Bottom starting at 6 PM.

Music + Performance

Pilot Light

For over 22 years, the Pilot Light has been the go-to for independent and experimental music. On Friday, black/death metal band Selfgod. Tickets at door.
8 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Awaken Coffee

Opening reception for artist Lyndsey Ullom, native Knoxvillian and wildlife and portrait artist bringing to life the personalities hidden in local flora and fauna through colorful acrylics, inks, and pen.
6 PM—8 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Bethie Lou's

Local mural and creative artist Madelyn Vagott with pet art of common breeds and taking commissions for pet portraits.
5 PM—9 PM.

Able Trade

Exhibiting a variety of art by the Teachers of Forest School, inspired by their amazing forest home that nurtures students ages 3-12 in the heart of South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. While you're there, take a peak at the studios and meet some of the makers! 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media, Photography, Music + Performance, Wood + Glass

Emporium Center

The Arts and Culture Alliance presents:

GoFigure: Exploring Three-Dimensional Figurative Art
Three-dimensional figurative art in a variety of materials such as paper clay, polymer clay, fabric, wood, felt, and natural or synthetic wool.

Julie L. Rabun: Passages and Theresa D. Williams: Mountain Water and Stars
Landscapes by mixed-media artist Julie Rabun and photography by Theresa Williams.

Sergio Martinez Avila, Eddie Estefano Martinez and Isaura Valeria Martinez Cerrito: Contemporary Sentiments
Artwork by Sergio Martinez Avila and his children, Estefano and Valeria, who live and work in Cantarranas, Honduras.

Stephen Brayfield: Recent Work
"Southern gothic" works by watercolorist Stephen Brayfield.

Woodworking by Janis Proffitt
Traditional and contemporary wood turnings by Janis Proffitt, influenced by her rich Southern Appalachian Heritage.

Music by Marble City Opera.

5 PM—9 PM.

Music + Performance

Tennessee Theatre

Broadway Series, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Check for tickets on venue website. 8 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Bliss & Tori Mason Shoes

Stylish, modern, and eclectic mixed-media art from Studio G Art & Design incorporating encouraging quotes into each piece. 6 PM—8 PM.

Music + Performance

Pretentious Beer Co

Nashville-born and -bred alternative country five-piece band Birdtalker takes the stage at Pretentious Beer Co. Check for ticket availability on Eventbrite.
8 PM—10 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media, Photography

Christopher Robin Arts

Original oils by Robin Rohwer and photography by Christopher Rohwer. Husband and wife artists in studio until 9 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Curio at Maker Exchange

Six vibrant new murals by Allison Meriwether, Whitney Herrington, Orel Brodt, Laney Haskell, Dustin Avilla, and Gared Luquet from the 2024 Mural Workshop with Dogwood Arts & Megan Lingerfelt. 

Music + Performance

Bistro at the Bijou

Enjoy jazz with versatile bass player and composer Jon Steele. Great spot for dinner and cocktails. 8 PM—10:30 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

RED Gallery

Musician portraits, classic robots, a little Voodoo, some Hoodoo and lots of paint repellant with Jimmy Toade and "Portal of Indiscreet Youthful Musical Myths."
5 PM—9 PM.

Demonstrations, Wood + Glass

Pretentious Glass Co

Hot shop Glassblowing Demonstrations at nationally known Pretentious. Don’t miss this.
1 PM—4 PM and 5 PM—9 PM.

Music + Performance

Bijou Theatre

Comedian Mark Normand, dubbed by Jerry Seinfeld as the “best young up and coming comic.” Check for tickets on venue website. 7 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Casa HoLa

Showcasing Mexican-American artist, Stephanie Villagran. Her art is inspired by her Latin-American heritage and religious influences. 5 PM—9 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Arrowmont Gallery

Featuring Western Carolina University MFA Cohort Exhibition in the permanent off-campus exhibition space.
5 PM—9 PM.

Music + Performance

WDVX - First Friday Live

Knoxville roots musician Trisha Gene Brady—known for her seven year run as female vocalist for The Black Lillies—performs live on WDVX from the Knoxville Visitors Center. 6 PM - 7 PM.

Demonstrations, Jewelry

Hyatt Place Lobby

Pop-up with Sophia Love of Links of Love Knoxville, and endless chain bracelets with charms.
5 PM—7 PM.

Knoxville Visitors Center

Paper goods, apparel, and more by local maker Abby Ryan Phillips, of Knox Paper Scissors.
5 PM—7 PM.

Music + Performance

Bernadette's Crystal Gardens

Get ready to dance! It’s Andres Tapia DJ Night. Tickets at door. 10 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Lox Salon

Syrian refugee Reem Arnouk uses painting as a tool to connect with others. Her paintings will be on display throughout the studio. 

Painting + Mixed Media

Gallery 1010

'In Cahoots,' a first and second year Master of Fine Arts show. At the UT student run gallery in Downtown Knoxville.
5 PM—9 PM.

Photography

Jacks of Knoxville

Featuring macro photography of Cevet Jones, capturing extraordinary elements in their natural habitat. Also hosting YES! Knoxville, a nonprofit providing more choices in housing, transportation, and public spaces.
6 PM—8 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

UT Downtown Gallery

'Y'all Don't Hear Me—The Black Appalachia, an Ode to Nikki', an exhibition curated by Kren the Curator in collaboration with Dogwood Arts and the Big Ears Festival, featuring work and appreciation for Nikki Giavonni.
5 PM—9 PM.

Painting + Mixed Media

Culture Hair Studio

Exhibition featuring nearly 40 pieces by by Patsy Ferrell White.
5 PM—8 PM.

Music + Performance

Knoxville Civic Auditorium

They're back! The Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue. Check for tickets on venue website. 7:30 PM.

Music + Performance

Boyd's Jig & Reel

Michael Bellamy and Cameron Brown will be picking and playing. 21+. 9 PM.

The Holistic Connection

East Tennessee's finest psychedelia—Psycheshow 3—featuring the artwork of Stephy J, Luke Love, Blaine Willis, Chance Losher, and Thomas Zachary.