Bike Boat Brew and Bark – And That Doesn’t Come Close to Covering It

It’s really almost too big to wrap my head around for a small article. Knoxville is known for many things and we aspire to be known by others. Cycling, water sports, craft breweries and being dog friendly are increasingly part of our DNA. Bike Boat Brew and Bark is an annual event sponsored by Visit […]

Architecture Week: It’s All About Building Community

“Building Community” is a phrase I hear from so many people. I hear it from religious people, business owners, neighborhood activists and, now, architects. What does it mean? The precise definition likely changes for each of these groups, but architects actually making the “building” in “building community” a possibility. We’ve talked a lot about “built […]

Give a Piece of Knoxville Music History For Christmas: Arthur Q. Smith Honored

I’m sure more than a few of you are looking for that perfect, last minute Christmas gift. I’m also sure many of you love Knoxville as much as I do and like to support local writers and musicians, as well as honoring the history of our beloved city. Well, there’s a way you can do […]

Jack Neely Offers Series on Knoxville History at Church Street United Methodist Church

Many of us greatly enjoy the columns and various lectures and walking tours led by Jack Neely. Starting Sunday you’ll have a chance to hear him speak for an hour each week for four weeks. It’s a part of Church Street United Methodist’s celebration of 200 years as a congregation and it includes weekly tours […]

“Just Tennes-saying” Offers You a Chance to Explore Your Local Architecture

Over the last (nearly) six years this blog has offered each of us the chance to talk at some length about design, place and the built environment. These are topics of which I knew nothing when I started considering our downtown and all its intricate components. Hopefully you’ve learned along with me and will continue […]