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, […]

A Momentous Week in Knoxville and Across the Nation

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday. Lots of festivities have been underway for days and more is planned for today. The annual King March takes places on MLK, Jr. Blvd this morning starting at 10:00 and our historically warm temperatures make participation as easy as ever. Tonight there will be a King celebration at the […]

Oh, And it was First Friday, too

How could First Friday be secondary to anything else? I remember before I moved downtown about five years ago, that First Friday was the one likely event to bring the family and freinds downtown on a consistent basis. I suspect that is still true for many people. It’s, perhaps, an indication of how far things […]

Art, Jazz, Cool People and a Party for a Good Cause

That’s a pretty good combination. After a couple of days of writing about sadness, it seemed to me we could end the week on an up note to get us ready for the weekend and for Mardi Growl. Art and Jazz for the Cure was sponsored by Paulk and Company on Williams Street last Saturday night. They […]

July Fourth and a Little First Friday

I hope you guys had a great July 4th weekend. I realize we all either have opened up our inner duck or have begun construction of boats of Biblical proportions, but the weekend downtown turned out pretty well despite the sometimes awful weather. If I had three requests for better weather moments during the weekend, […]