A Tour of Recent Downtown Art Additions

It’s easy to fall into patterns as you walk around downtown. Many people stick to the area around Market Square and the nearby portion of Gay Street. The Old City is the hang out for others. Sometimes it’s good to take a long walk around downtown to areas you might not ordinarily travel. You might […]

Options to Do Good and to Think Deeply This Weekend

If you count Rhythm n Blooms, where many of us will spend the entire weekend, as one event, there are 58 other options for vying for your weekend fun, according to my 10 Day Planner. The tally includes First Friday events downtown – many of which I didn’t learn about in time to include on […]

Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2017

Each year I write about the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk, I’m tempted to say the art is better than it’s ever been. Looking at the art included here (and that not included), it’s easy to see the source of the temptation. But then, there have been many amazing drawings in previous years, so maybe it’s […]

Knoxville Inspired Artist Heather Whiteside Needs Your Help

You may know her from her selection as the 5oth anniversary artist for the Dogwood Arts Festival. She was commissioned to paint “Dog Day Afternoons on the Square,” as part of the 2010 festival, selected in part because she was already becoming known for her portrayals of downtown Knoxville. You may recognize her work from […]

New Gallery and Studio Opens on Gay Street: Zach Searcy Projects

I first met Zach Searcy last May at one of the great events hosted at Paulk and Company on First Friday. His work spoke to me and I told him so. You can see some of his work in this article, but much more of it on his website. I was lucky enough to be […]