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Juried art show to feature 40 artists

Live music returns to Market Square in September

Stillwell Festival brings live fire cooking to Historic Downtown Sevierville


mountain life festival oconaluftee Mountain Life Festival returns to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GATLINBURG, TN - Following a three-year absence, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will again host its popular Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum on Saturday, September 23

American mob exhibit Alcatraz East hosting temporary exhibit presenting the American mob

PIGEON FORGE, TN – Think of the American mob and organized crime, and names like Al Capone, John Dillinger, and John Gotti come to mind. It will also conjure up RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) for those who know crime history. Both are an important part of the country's crime history and will be featured in a temporary exhibit at Alcatraz East Crime Museum.

knoxville best arts district Knoxville named No. 4 ‘Best Arts District’ by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2023

Knoxville is the No. 4 “Best Arts District nationwide, according to USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2023 poll. The poll included 20 nominees, which were selected by an expert panel based on how they “culturally enrich their cities and those who visit.” Then, the public voted for their favorite, determining the finalists.

smoky mountain quilters awards Knoxville quilters take home multiple awards at Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee Show

Several quilters from the Knoxville area were recognized for their creativity and workmanship at the Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee (SMQ) 42nd Quilt Show and Competition this summer at the Knoxville Expo Center.

arts in the airport mcghee tyson Call for entries for Arts in the Airport at McGhee Tyson Airport

KNOXVILLE – The Arts & Culture Alliance and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area.

mcclung museum artist will wilson McClung Museum to present exhibition of Native American artist Will Wilson

KNOXVILLE – The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, brings the acclaimed exhibition, In Conversation: Will Wilson, to the local community. With over $35,500 in grant support, the museum will feature the powerful works of Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson in a moving exhibition exploring the importance of self-representation.


Tennessee Theatre airs ‘Pass the Mic’ episodes on East Tennessee PBS

Blue Pen Writers' Conference set for February 2024

Knoxville Opera announces exciting 2023-2024 season

2023-24 season of Broadway at the Tennessee

mcclung museum digital malacology collection McClung Museum launches digital malacology collection

KNOXVILLE - The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) is excited to announce that its extensive malacology (the study of mollusks) collection is now available online. Hosted through the specimen data portal InvertEBase, the launch of this digital collection grants scientists, researchers, and the public access to the museum’s collection, fostering collaboration and enhancing scientific research.

arts in airport mcghee tyson Arts in the Airport annual exhibition opens

KNOXVILLE – The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville present the 28th Arts in the Airport exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 45 artists in the East Tennessee region.

art in public places Dogwood Arts unveils new ‘Art In Public Places’ Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

KNOXVILLE - Last weekend, Dogwood Arts began installing the 2023-2024 Art In Public Places Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibition includes twenty-six new sculptures selected by jurors Andrea Bailey (Aslan Foundation, Knoxville Public Art Committee) and Desmond Lewis (Artist, Sculpture Lecturer at Yale University).

Plein Air art event Plein Air art event set for Sept. 24-30 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

KODAK, TN -- In celebration of National Park Week, Friends of the Smokies announced the selection of 20 nationally-acclaimed artists for the 2023 ‘Plein Air Smokies.’ The outdoor art event will, once again, provide a unique and moving opportunity for visitors to experience the creation of one-of-a-kind art through in-park painting demonstrations at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Old-time Jam
The Laurel Theatre, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville
Every month on the 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m.

Bring your instruments for old-time jam night. No charge.

The Tennessee Artist’s Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the arts in East Tennessee. CDC Covid guidelines will be followed. Refreshments will be served.

The program will feature artist Sarah Pollock. Sarah Pollock is an oil painter who specializes in landscapes and cityscapes. Her paintings represent the world at full volume, celebrating the beauty of the world in urban and natural environments. With the variety and amount of natural resources available, she finds Tennessee a continual source of inspiration.

Pollock often begins her work with small, experimental paintings, returning to the same subjects in a larger, more formal format. Pollock describes these paintings as “mega” companions to the smaller mini studies. More about Pollock’s work can be found on Instagram @ sarahpollockstudio or on her website.

Tennessee Artists Association - A place to learn and grow as an artist. Monthly programs of TAA include practical art demonstrations, discussions, and opportunities for individual artists to get involved in learning, community and shows More on the Tennessee Artist’s Association can be found on the web at, on Instagram at @tn_artists, and on Facebook at TNArtistsAssociation.



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