October 4, 2005 - Come downtown and enjoy
First Friday in the Market Square District!
First Friday is a highly successful event held in downtown's Market
Square District that began in October of 2003. On the first Friday
of every month each downtown business offers something special for
all Knoxvillians and visitors. Promotions include artist receptions,
gallery openings, special food and drink offerings and more. Each
of these events has drawn between 500 and 1,000 people to the Market
||Friday, November 4th 5:00 - 9:00pm
||In the Market Square District
||First Friday is a special downtown evening
showcased by a unique experience provided by 20+ restaurants,
shops and galleries plus live deomonstrations and an outdoor
The next First Friday event will be November 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
in the Market Square District which includes not only Market Square,
but much of Gay St. as well. We will welcome the James Renwick Alliance
from DC. The Renwick is the Smithsonian's fine craft gallery. The
JRA is the "Friends of the Renwick" and will be on a "Craft Study
Due to the weather's lack of cooperation last month we welcome back
both Gypsy Hands and the Taoist Tai Chi Society. "A true amalgam,
the Gypsy Hands Tribal
Belly Dance Troupe integrate seamlessly into their performance
indigenous influences from as far away as India to as near as the
Appalachians. Belly Dance, Fire, and American Hip-Hop are ever present
in this continuously evolving performance. Accompanied by musicians
from disparate musical backgrounds (traditional middle eastern to
indie rock), these performance events reflect our contemporary global
Tai Chi Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit society dedicated
to making the health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi available to all.
The grand opening of The Art Gallery of Knoxville, a
friday night opening for the November exhibition:
Building an Archive (1 - 25). View works by Felix
Gonzales-Torres, On Kawara, Sean Micka, and Empyre.
As if one grand opening isn't enough Through the Lens
gallery and Gifts will debt as well. They feature 30+
photographers exhibiting various types and styles of
photographs. Danny Scates will be their first special
exhibitor with his collection entitled "Stream of
Consciousness." Many of the photographers will also
contribute items such as note cards, greeting cards,
calendars, posters, books, refrigerator magnets,
bookmarks, etc. to the gift shop.
Downtown Gallery hosts 'Enduring: The Social Conscience of Eleanor
Dickinson.' On view will be paintings, drawings, and prints that span
over five decades of work by this internationally-recognized artist
and Knoxville native. A variety of refreshments will be served.
offers a FREE vodka tasting. Tastings aren't just for wine. Join Sapphire
at 6 PM for a free tasting of vodkas from around the world. Must be
Culture Alliance presents the 13th Master Woodworkers Show, a
special weekend-only launch to the East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild
exhibit that remains in the Emporium Center during the month of November.
The opening reception features Wood, Wind & Wire, performing "roots
nouveau music" on hammered dulcimer, acoustic guitar, and bowed psaltery.
The reception is open to the public, and complimentary wine and hors
d'oeuvres are served. Emporium Center for Arts & Culture, 100 S. Gay
Oodles will feature harpist Cynthia Anderson.
Up Gallery invites you to stop by for their last evening of art,
at least for awhile as they are planning majot changes for 2006. Enjoy
art, food and music featuring work by several local artists including
UT artists, as well as other special guest artists in a non-traditional
exhibition space, where all are welcome to wander and enjoy. Included
in the show are works by artists: Elizabeth Aaron, Alex and Chris
Spinosa, Annie Fletcher, Linda Nieman, Kavita Mistry, Brian Pittman,
Richard Beem, Melisa Cherry and Richard Lee.
The Downtown Grind will unveil their autumn surprise;
a 16oz Pumpkin Latte for only $2.79.
Pub will host a benefit for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Both
the Ghosts and the French Broads will perform. They will offer FREE
Pizza til 6:30 and an extended Happy Hour til 9:00pm.
will feature Caroline Mooney of Afri-kan Art & Catering who will show
new lines of authentic African clothing and various food creations.
MaCleod's will offer a BBQ special for $9.99
Village Marketplace will feature their new Nativity
Grill & Brewery will extend their happy hour until 10:00 featuring
$2 pints, Long Island Ice Tea, and margaritas as well as double wells
and calls and $1 off house wines. Shono in City will offer a buy one
get one half-off entree special.
HOME will the host the Mbantua Gallery exhibition from Alice Springs,
Australia. Some of the best known aboriginal artist are represented,
including Gloria Petyarre, Minnie Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Dolly Mills
and Greeny Purvis Petyarre. FREE Pasta Trio and wine await.