New Mural Going Up Near Central and Broadway (Plus the latest photos from Elkmont Exchange)

Murals are spreading all over town and I’m loving it. The most recent to appear is located in Old North. It’s at the corner of Irwin and Bearden Place. If that doesn’t ring a bell, it’s in Downtown North and it’s a block off Central and a block off Broadway, directly behind the interesting new […]

Important Murals Restored, Music History Mural Returns

There’s been a lot of action going on in the Old City recently. The streets – first Central and now Jackson – remain in a state of upheaval that will result in buried and modernized utilities, wider sidewalks and repaved streets. Construction on the Crozier is now progressing rapidly and other plans are being announced. […]

Recognizing a City’s Beauty

Last night Keep Knoxville Beautiful held its annual Orchid Awards at the Standard. The awards have honored Knoxville’s most beautiful properties since 1979. The organization was founded in 1978 to help cleaning up the city in preparation for the 1982 World’s Fair. The group educates regarding environmental stewardship, organizes litter pickups and creates murals and […]

What Makes a City Beautiful? Keep Knoxville Beautiful Finds the Answer in Downtown Buildings

Keep Knoxville BeautifulĀ is a local organization devoted to just what their name would imply. Their mission statement indicates that they love all things “clean, green and beautiful.” To keep it clean, they organize major litter cleanups, support efforts to that end by smaller groups and educate area children. To keep it green, they offer a […]