July 1 First Friday Shows at the Emporium Center

Downtown’s First Friday is always a big day for the Emporium Center; this month’s events are no exception. The First Friday openings of the shows listed below can be viewed from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The Emporium Center is located at 100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville. The shows are hosted by the Arts & Culture…

KnoxTacular Coming March 5 to Benefit the Knoxville Mercury

The Knoxville Mercury began its independent life last March with truly spectacular support from both Knoxville citizens and from those who admire, respect, and demand independent journalism. However, the business arrangement under which the Mercury operates—a not-for-profit publication supported by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in our case the Knoxville History Project—requires support quite different than a…

June Exhibitions at the Emporium Center

This Friday, June 5, is First Friday in Downtown Knoxville, an event featuring gallery crawls and retail store receptions. Right in the heart of this is the Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, which will offer several exhibition openings of interest. The First Friday hours are 5-9 p.m. The third annual Knoxville Photo 2015…

The Knoxville Mercury Launches

Knoxville’s new alt-weekly, the Knoxville Mercury, has finally arrived! You can find an issue in racks in retail stores, restaurants, and street racks around Knoxville. More distribution rack locations are coming. Please support local, independent journalism by picking up a copy and patronizing the advertisers. In this inaugural issue, you will find my first column with…

UT’s Ewing Gallery Presents “Compound Lens”

Compound Lens, an exhibition of photography and video from 19 UT alumni and students under retiring Professor Baldwin Lee, opens in the Ewing Gallery on the UT Campus on Sunday, January 11, and runs through February 8. Artists featured in the exhibition are: Christopher Miner Matt Ducklo Constance Thalken Bradly Dever Treadaway Wardell Milan Sarah Martin Jonathan…