Please join us for a First Friday celebration
Friday, May 2, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. as we showcase new exhibitions and regional artists at the Emporium Center
100 S. Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville.
Hosted by the Arts & Culture Alliance

Knoxville Photo
May 2-31, 2014 in the gallery
The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present the second annual Knoxville Photo, an exhibition featuring selected works from 36 artists throughout the region. Knoxville Photo was developed to provide a forum for photographers to compete on a national scale and display their work. The exhibition encompasses photographs depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more.
Join us at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 2, as juror Joe Longobardi gives a talk/discussion. Free and open to the public!
A brief awards ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM in which $1,000 in cash awards will be announced.

In the Black Box at the Emporium on Friday, May 2
6:00-6:30 PM: Performances by Pasion Flamenco

7:00-9:00 PM: Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends

New Group Exhibition
May 2-31, 2014 in the Balcony
Featuring seven regional artists:
Melanie Fetterolf – Watercolor and acrylic landscapes, animals, and abstract rain paintings
Jake Livesay – Acrylic on canvas paintings which show a “ramble through the artist’s interpretation of things”
Inna Nasonova – Oil on canvas works
Jane Nickels – Acrylic on canvas paintings depicting Knot Theory
Norm Plate – Photography that discovers art in the salvaged
Olga Rader – Oil on canvas paintings depicting Russian Iconography
Dennis Sabo – Impressionistic wildflower photography and landscapes from Mount Rainier National Park

Works in Play - A Small Show by Emily Taylor
May 2-31, 2014 in the display case
Visit for more images and information.

Many thanks to The Melting Pot for providing complimentary chocolate fondue at the First Friday reception!
Mother's Day Weekend Lunch Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11
Join us to celebrate Mother's Day weekend, opening both days at 11:30 AM! We have a feature Lunch Menu with two amazing three-course meals for $20.95 per person, or enjoy one of our fantastic four-course meals at special prices.
Mother's Day Dinner on Sunday, May 11
Sit back with Mom and enjoy rich, delectable cheese fondues, freshly made salads, mouthwatering entrees and decadent chocolate fondues. It’s the perfect way to thank MOM for all she's done for you. We have a set five-course menu for $35.95 per person, and a children's entree can be added for $9.95.
Both events: $3 "MOM"osas and select $4 glasses of wine.
Call (865) 971-5400 to make reservations.

Many thanks to Qdoba Mexican Grill for providing complimentary hors d'oeuvres at the First Friday reception!
Coming soon on Monday, May 5: Mango Taco Salad
If you like Mexican taco salad, you'll love Qdoba's juicy mango salad in a crunchy tortilla bowl. Our sweet and succulent Mango Salad is piled high with juicy, handcrafted mango salsa and a splash of zesty cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Available this summer for a limited time.
Call (865) 588-3333 for information.