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City People Downtown Home Tour set for May 5-6

The City People Downtown Home Tour, which has been showcasing urban living for more than 25 years, returns May 5-6.

This is the organization’s only major fundraising event. The Downtown Home Tour helps City People build a vibrant downtown community by funding its small grants program and events as well as encouraging people to adopt an urban lifestyle.

“We recently launched a new Small Grants, Big Fun program to support cool and unique projects in the downtown area,” said Julie Boggs, President of City People’s board of directors. “The funds we raise from this year’s Downtown Home Tour will help us establish and grow that program as well as support our operations and other events for downtown residents and visitors.”

The first City People grant has been awarded to Cattywampus Puppet Council for a Pop-up Luminary Walk on a First Friday this fall.

Tickets for the Downtown Home Tour are available through May 4 for $25 and can be purchased the days of the event at check-in locations in downtown Knoxville for $35.

The event is made possible through the generous support of Regions Bank, Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty, Downtown Realty, FirstBank, WDVX, Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Dewhirst Properties, First Neighborhoods Realty, Mortgage Investors Group, The Red Brick Market and Interior Designs by Michele Vittetoe.

The City People Downtown Home Tour has been showcasing urban living for more than 25 years. As the organization’s only major fundraising event, the Downtown Home Tour helps make possible City People’s mission of enriching the vibrancy of downtown Knoxville. The proceeds from the event not only make it possible for the organization to operate, but also support its mission by funding the Small Grants Big Fun program, multiple free events for anyone downtown and more.

For more information about the tour, visit

City People was founded in 1983 and builds connections that enrich the vibrancy of downtown Knoxville. By connecting the downtown community, City People strives to create a sense of belonging among those in downtown and the surrounding communities; encourage patronage of downtown businesses; partner with nonprofit organizations that benefit downtown; raise awareness about all that downtown Knoxville has to offer; promote the benefits of urban living; and represent the voice of downtown residents.

For more on City People, visit

Published April 8, 2017

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