First Friday, Art and Passing Time in the City

Harpist on Market Square, Knoxville, February 2012 It’s hard to believe how quickly the winter has passed. There hasn’t really been much of one as far as the weather goes. It was just New Year and now it’s almost spring. I’ve barely gotten used to the winter hours for Just Ripe and they will be […]

East Tennessee Woodworker’s Guild at the Emporium

Adult-sized Rocking Horse, Emporium, November 2011 I hate that this show has ended before I could write a blog and encourage everyone to come out and see it. First Friday at the Emporium I was lucky enough to witness a wonderful display of woodworking which was at turns contemporary, historical, serious and whimsical. Tortoise and the […]

More October First Friday

Hooping into the Night, Krutch Park, Knoxville Everything wasn’t serious Wall Street Occupational talk on Friday night. I made it a point to make my way to the Art Market where a neighbor had a showing and I always stop off at the Emporium. Jazz inside the Art Market, Knoxville, October 2011 The jazz music […]

August 2011, First Friday

Buskers and Dancers on Market Square Matt at Downtown Wine pours free samples, Gay Street, Knoxville My biggest complaint against First Friday is that it ends too early. With most events starting at 7:00 and most shops and activities stopping at 9:00, it’s tough to really enjoy everything as much as I’d like. Would it […]

First Friday, Second Glance: The 100 Block

Musical entertainment at the Emporium, First Friday, Knoxville, May 2011 Entering the 100 Block on First Friday isn’t quite like leaving the Knoxville of Market Square, but it is close. The crowd seems to shift from a more suburban, family atmosphere to a bit more edgy Dada quality. To be sure, families are still all […]