Downtown Arts Wraps take plain traffic engineering boxes and turn them into stunning canvasses portraying the artwork of some of the important Knoxville artists from the past. Art Wraps engage the public (residents and visitors) to discover the city’s rich artistic heritage by showcasing some of the important artwork made by Knoxville artists from the past.
Each vinyl wrap is enhanced with an interpretive panel featuring a photograph of the artist and a short biography describing the artist’s connection to Knoxville.
Art Wraps feature artists highlighted in the Knoxville Museum of Art’s ongoing exhibition, Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee including Catherine Wiley, Charles Krutch, Carl Sublett, Robert Birdwell, Albert Milani, C. Kermit “Buck” Ewing, and Beauford Delaney.
Other public and private collections will feature the likes of Carl Sublett, Joseph Knaffl, Harry Ijams, and others.