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The Maker City – Rala (Regional and Local Artisans)

The Maker City monthly blog takes a look at locations where makers are found in The Maker City and features some of Knoxville area’s outstanding makers – artists, crafters and so much more. This month’s blog features Rala, a shop where you can find many local and regional makers, and features…

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Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art: RE-PAIR

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, poking around the website, following us on social then you’re in the know: Knoxville is a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-ARTSY-kinda town! But you might not know about the Tennessee Triennial. If you’re into the arts, you’re going to want to know what it…

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Five Knoxville Things to See in 2023

There are so many things to do and see in Knoxville that any short list is likely to seem pretty random. And it goes without saying that a walk around downtown that includes Gay Street, Market Square, and the Old City is an essential. That’s just what you do when you come to Knoxville. But the…

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Guide to First Friday

Knoxville is a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-ARTSY-kinda town, and at no time is that more evident than on First Friday. First Friday is a monthly event, taking place – you guessed it – the first Friday of every month, where galleries and other venues throughout the city feature various artists’…

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The Maker City - Jewelry Makers

This monthly blog from The Maker City features a look at some of the Knoxville area’s outstanding makers – artists, crafters and custom builders. This month’s blog introduces three area makers who excel at the art of jewelry making. How did you get started as a jewelry maker? I’ve always had a…

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5 Local Places to Find Books

The new year is a perfect time to make a resolution to READ MORE BOOKS. Today’s post covers where to find books in Knoxville, so literally READ ON! 1. Union Avenue Books This shop checks all the boxes – locally owned, independent, hosts events, and carries books for all walks of life. Whether…

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Guide to Knoxville for Readers

Several cities tout their favorite local authors, because people like to see the places they’ve read about in novels. Knoxville has its own literary heritage, associated with nationally well-known books and authors, and a brand-new guide to the city’s notable writers, and the places they wrote…

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In the Neighborhood – Happy Holler & Central

If a neighborhood name like “Happy Holler” doesn’t make you want to visit, we don’t know what does. This post is going to cover this neighborhood and either side of it on Central Street, a north/south route in North Knoxville that roughly parallels and is between I-275 and Broadway. For the purpose…

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The Maker City - Photography

This monthly blog from The Maker City features a look at some of the Knoxville area’s outstanding makers – artists, crafters and custom builders. This month’s blog introduces three area makers who excel at the art of photography. How did you get started as a photographer? I’ve always had a…

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