KNOXVILLE — City People’s Downtown Home Tour, a time-honored Knoxville tradition, is pleased to announce several exciting changes to the 2015 tour.
The event has been moved from the fall season to early May and expanded to two days: Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd. The tour will run May 1st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and May 2nd from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
“The City People Home Tour is the very best tool for downtown Knoxville to illustrate to a curious public the uniqueness and pleasure of urban living,” said developer David Dewhirst, who has several properties featured on the tour.
Now in its 30th year, the annual City People’s Downtown Home Tour puts on display the diverse urban architecture and interior designs Knoxville has to offer.
“The Downtown home tour has been instrumental in highlighting the benefits of downtown living and our outstanding properties,” says Mayor Madeline Rogero.
This is also the first year that the tour will coincide with downtown’s First Friday and the Saturday Farmer’s Market. Another new tour feature will be the use of the city’s free downtown trolley for transport to the homes.
But before you hop-on the trolley, check out the brand new City People Home Tour website, www.citypeoplehometour.org, to find out where to park your car along with other valuable information.
"Without the City People Home Tour, thousands of people in Knoxville would remain in the dark about the amazing downtown homes in our fair city. The diversity of design, size and amenities is remarkable,” said East Tennessee Design Center Executive Director Wayne Blasius. “I always enjoy seeing the surprised looks on people's faces as they discover these cool places."
The 2015 Home Tour will showcase 13 homes featuring historic architecture and restored interiors with eclectic designs and decor. The tour provides visitors with opportunities to learn not only about a particular home, but also the downtown community by talking to residents and tour volunteers.