East Tennessee Woodworker’s Guild at the Emporium

Adult-sized Rocking Horse, Emporium, November 2011 I hate that this show has ended before I could write a blog and encourage everyone to come out and see it. First Friday at the Emporium I was lucky enough to witness a wonderful display of woodworking which was at turns contemporary, historical, serious and whimsical. Tortoise and the […]

More October First Friday

Hooping into the Night, Krutch Park, Knoxville Everything wasn’t serious Wall Street Occupational talk on Friday night. I made it a point to make my way to the Art Market where a neighbor had a showing and I always stop off at the Emporium. Jazz inside the Art Market, Knoxville, October 2011 The jazz music […]

Occupy Knoxville/ Occupy Wall Street Protest Shakes Up First Friday

 Occupy Knoxville, Krutch Park, October 2011 Occupy Knoxville, Krutch Park, October 2011 It’s not as if First Friday was cancelled due to an onslaught of protesters, but it certainly altered the tenor of the night. The gathering was slated for Krutch Park at 6:00 PM and I got there a few minutes later. The […]

First Friday, October 7 – Downtown Hometour – And More

It’s hard to believe another First Friday has rolled around. It seems like the last one was just here – except that the last one featured very hot weather and this one promises to be very nice, indeed. Come early and plan to stay late.I’ll hit some of the highlights of the weekend to come […]

August 2011, First Friday

Buskers and Dancers on Market Square Matt at Downtown Wine pours free samples, Gay Street, Knoxville My biggest complaint against First Friday is that it ends too early. With most events starting at 7:00 and most shops and activities stopping at 9:00, it’s tough to really enjoy everything as much as I’d like. Would it […]