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Alcatraz East awards graffiti artists
PIGEON FORGE, TN - It’s not often that graffiti artists get recognized and awarded for their artistic talents. But on June 2, 2018 that’s exactly what Alcatraz East Crime Museum did, holding a graffiti art contest giving the winners the opportunity to have their work on display at the museum for thousands of visitors to see. This first graffiti contest held by the museum featured seven pre-selected artists who also competed for cash prizes.
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Big Ears Festival announces starting artist lineup
KNOXVILLE - Regarded as one of the most unique and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings in the world - “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) – Big Ears Festival will return in 2019 with its 8th edition, taking place March 21 through March 24 in Historic Downtown Knoxville.
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emporium center
Emporium Center features new exhibitions,
June 1-29
craig morgan
Pigeon Forge July Fourth Patriot Festival features army veteran Craig Morgan
fox theatre
Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club opens
sergeant york exhibition
In the Footsteps of Sergeant York:
A Feature Exhibition
endangered mountain zebra
Endangered Mountain Zebra arrive at
Zoo Knoxville
michaela leib
UT student Michaela Leib earns
Juror's Choice at Art
kma
Knoxville Museum of Art presents
Southern Impressionism exhibition
kingsport
Kingsport reclaims part of its history as Home Of The Original Long Island Iced Tea
 

Knoxville Theatre Club creates Holler! Performing Arts Center

KNOXVILLE – Knoxville Theatre Club has joined forces with Modern Studio to create the Holler! Performing Arts Center. Partners Carolyn Corley, Sara Gaddis, and JP Schuffman plan a multi-phase renovation beginning this summer.
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Long Island bar owner declares “Act of War” on East Tennessee town
FREEPORT, NEW YORK — Long Island bartenders and bar owners have declared an “act of war” against the Kingsport, Tennessee Tourism Board, after they recently issued a statement claiming that the Long Island Iced Tea was actually created in the small southern town.
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Big Ears Festival receives $20,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
KNOXVILLE - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Big Ears Festival for continued work to showcase music and art at the annual Knoxville event.
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Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants available through the Arts & Culture Alliance
KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Arts Commission announces availability of the Arts Build Communities (ABC) grants and will invest over $45,000 in East Tennessee arts projects and programs.
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Knoxville Museum of Art purchases major Beauford Delaney works

KNOXVILLE – The Knoxville Museum of Art (KMA) has acquired twelve major works by Knoxville native Beauford Delaney. This landmark purchase adds to the KMA collection a broad representation of Delaney’s career from the 1920s to the 1970s. The group includes a rare and enigmatic self-portrait—perhaps the last one he ever produced—and strong and diverse group of abstract paintings. Together with the 40+ works on paper acquired since 2014, the purchase makes the KMA the world’s largest public repository of oil paintings and works on paper by Beauford Delaney.
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