April First Friday, What to do?

New Sculpture, Krutch Park, Knoxville, April 2012 Happy Friday to everyone. It looks like the weather will be awesome for our monthly street party in the city and the crowds promise to be huge. As usual, there is so much to do in such a short amount of time, there is no way to catch […]

We Have Graffiti, Do We Have Gangs?

Graffiti in the Old City, Knoxville Graffiti has never been high on my list of concerns downtown. I see random tagging, but I see it outside downtown, as well, so I figured it just goes with modern society. An irritant? Sure. A big problem? Not so much. I’ve blogged about graffiti in one form or […]

New Busker on the Square: Balloon Artist David Perkins

David Perkins makes balloon art for children on Market Square, Knoxville We’ve had buskers on the square for a long time. Sometimes they’ve been hassled a bit, but all-in-all Knoxville seems to have made peace with its inner busker. I’ve written about a number of them on this site and I always appreciate what they […]

A Beautiful Gay Street Building Changes Hands!

Arcade Building, 618 South Gay, Knoxville, March 2012 There are so many beautiful buildings on Gay Street that is sometimes easy for one to be overlooked. When passing the 600 block of South  Gay Street, for example, what do you see? Probably the phenomenal Tennessee Theatre. Particularly after its renovations a few years ago, it […]

Knoxville Marathon 2012

Knoxville Marathon 2012 Starting Line This weekend saw the biggest and best Knoxville Marathon in its history. Race weekend actually included a child’s race on Saturday and a marathon, half-marathon, marathon-relay and 5K on Sunday. It’s a large task to take care of that many races at once and the city was made proud with […]