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, […]

Be a Good Sport at The Central Collective

Today yoga teacher, blogger and vlogger Leslie Ellingburg, first featured on this blog¬†just about a year ago, brings us up-to-date with Central Collective, the incredible space I’ve written about here (when they purchased the run-down building) and here (when they opened Central Collective in their stunning newly renovated space). If you like what you read […]

The Central Collective Comes to Life – And Has an Open House

When I first wrote about the plans for 923 North Central Street, or as it is now known, “The Central Collective,” readers might have been easily forgiven for thinking the entire project was a fool’s errand. When I showed the building to Urban Woman just over a year ago she said some equivalent of, “bless […]

Vintage Building Finds New Life: News from North Central Street

Long term readers of this blog know that I love it when old, unused and seemingly unwanted buildings find new life. I’ve learned a great deal about this sort of re-purposing over the years that I’ve written about downtown Knoxville. I’ve seen so many buildings I thought were worthless spring back to life. Of course […]