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Emporium Center for Arts & Culture

100 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

100 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 523-7543
Region: Downtown

The Emporium Center is Knoxville’s first true arts center.

Originally built in 1898, The 28,000 square ft space houses multiple art galleries which showcase local and regional artists, is the home of the administrative offices for the Arts & Culture Alliance, as well as seven other arts and cultural organizations. Check out the mural on the lower level. The building also houses a studio for ten individual artists and rehearsal, classroom and meeting space.

We hope you will stop by for a self-guided visit! Admission is free, and exhibitions are generally appropriate for all ages.

Visit the Emporium during these public hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
First Friday of the month for Emporium gallery receptions, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Please note, we are closed for holidays.

  • Alcohol Allowed: Yes
  • AV Equipment Available:
  • Outside Caterer Allowed:
  • Parking: Public Parking
  • Total Capacity: 480