The Latest Iteration of Strong Alley Serves the Instagram Generation

Who would have ever guessed that an alley which has historically and still, judging by smell, been the site of not-always-savory activity would turn into one of the most photographed spots in the city. The question is a bit rhetorical, but there is actually an answer: Jayne McGowan. Jayne, who has degrees in art, and […]

Annual Art in Public Spaces Sculptures Positioned Downtown

Each spring in east Tennessee we are privy to a beautiful transformation. Daffodils spring up, soon we enjoy the Redbuds, followed by the Dogwoods. Sure, we have our share (or more) of pollen accompanying each shift in foliage, but the beauty offsets the pain. In the midst of the natural transformation, we have a man-made […]

Help Pick the People’s Choice Sculpture (and hunt for Waldo while you’re at it)

Every spring one of the most exciting parts of downtown’s re-emergence from the cold, hard reality of winter is the fact that colorful, often whimsical and sometimes beautiful or moving sculptures begin to spring up on Krutch Park. Art in Public Places features large scale sculptures that are installed around the area, but are particularly […]

Downtown Knoxville Snow Photographs, February 13, 2014, Part Two

I don’t have a lot to say about these, beyond, “here you go.” I hope you enjoy them. Folks seemed to like the first batch, so hopefully you’ll see some you like here, as well. A special thanks goes out to David Evola who provided me with photographs from Krutch Park. The snow people on […]

Little Changes Downtown

Here are a few of the changes I noticed this weekend as I walked about. “Scurried” might be a better word as the cool temperatures and rain persisted. While the arrival of the sculptures for the Dogwood Arts Festival’s Art in Public Places generally coincides with awesome weather, that wasn’t so much the case this […]