Did you know that in 2016, Knoxville was designated the first Etsy Maker City in the United States? We have all this talent right under our nose, so it is time to give credit where credit is due. The Knoxville Visitors Center has rebranded the gift shop to incorporate local makers and their unique products. Below we have listed a few of the new locally made products we are carrying at the Visitors Center. Come check it out at 301 S. Gay Street or shop our online store here!
You have probably seen Paris’ work all over town, whether you are stopping into Petros for lunch, shopping at Rala, or visiting her mural at Printshop Beer Co. A twist on her existing “Knoxville Icons” design, Paris created an exclusive tea towel, tote bag, and lapel pin to be sold at the Visitors Center. The design includes icons like Market Square, Neyland Stadium, the Sunsphere, and many more Knoxville focused designs.
If you have not been to Honeymouth in the Old City yet, stop what you are doing and go today. Owner Georgia Vogel creates all sorts of leather goods, ranging from purses, wallets, earrings, and more. Visit Knoxville has partnered with Georgia to create leather koozies, coasters, and keychains. These items are exclusively sold at the Visitors Center. Come grab yours today!
Chances are you have seen some of Bruce McCamish’s work around town. Bruce photographs breathtaking pictures of Knoxville, creating one-of-a-kind images with unique perspectives. With a large Facebook audience, his images are vigorously shared and sought after. We are thrilled to share that we have partnered with Bruce to carry his images in the Visitors Center! Not only do we have large prints for sale, but also postcards and magnets. Swing by to check out all our new images. We’re sure we have a piece you’ve been needing for that empty wall!