AIGA Supports Local Art Programs for Students – You Can Help

The American Institute of Graphic Artists is a national association of graphic artists which has a local chapter in Knoxville. The goal of the non-profit organization is, “to  advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.” Our local chapter is very involved in not only supporting professional designers of all sorts, […]

Knoxville is Growing. How Do We Ensure the Growth is Smart?

It’s easy to rattle off the various development projects recently completed, underway or planned in Knoxville and, particularly, in downtown Knoxville. We’re growing. Whether by our own design or simply by being the right kind of place at the right time, progress is happening. It begs several questions, however: Is all growth good? Is all […]

Spring 2017 Open Streets Knoxville

I probably shouldn’t declare the Dogwood Arts Festival the end of Festival Season. Here we are two weeks later and we are looking straight into another weekend filled with festivals and festival-like events. Downtown will be filled on Saturday with biscuit-loving fans for the International Biscuit Festival and that will just be the start of what’s […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (5/14 – 5/23)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

Urban Guy Takes a Ride in a (Semi) Autonomous Vehicle (AKA Driverless Car)

I recently took a field trip, thanks to Visit Knoxville, outside my normal habitat of downtown, in order to take a ride in Olli, the autonomous vehicle developed by Local Motors. The current version is a prototype and is awaiting mapping of routes in order to be fully autonomous. It’s the first of two vehicles […]