Arts and Entertainment: Local Art Galleries
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A-1/Lab Art Space
Different locations * 974-3399
A-1 hosts all types of art exhibits and also serves as one of the many venues for performance.
African American Art Gallery
1515 E. Magnolia St., Suite 304 * 525-0961
HOURS: Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery carries mostly portrait studies and some still-life works by well-known artists from Charles Bibbs to Sidney Carter and many more. Also, they carry works by Ebony Vision and Fankofa.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
556 Parkway, Gatlinburg * (865) 436-5860
HOURS: Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 8:30-11:15 a.m., 1-4:15 p.m.
The sprawling c ampus, nestled in green, away from Gatlinburg's bustle, features one-week adult workshops and its gallery hosts shows of national and faculty artists that are free to the public. Exhibits change several times per year.
Art and Antiques Gallery
(in the Victorian Houses)
1012 Laurel Ave. * 525-7619
HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
The gallery features local artists and displays antiques. Each of the artists assists in the running of the gallery and the work of most artists is primarily inspired by the surrounding area.
(The) Art Market
1060 World's Fair Park Dr. * 525-5265
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
Art Market includes original art and crafts by local and regional artists. Works range from pottery, glass and wood to sketching and painting.
115 North Peters Road * 692-0701
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 1-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Art's Desire offers free painting of arts, crafts and pottery. Walk in, purchase a ceramic plate and paint it for a reduced fee. Art's Desire also hosts a summer camp.
Beads and Feathers Gallery
1060 World's Fair Park Dr. * 525-2323 *
HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery offers rocks, fossils, stones, and beads from around the world, as well as vintage and modern sterling silver chains, charms and more.
5308 Kingston Pike * 584-6791
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
This gallery has won Metro Pulse's Readers' Poll "Best Art Gallery" seven years in a row. Bennett Galleries & Company is recognized for its dedication to local artists, national exhibits, and non-profit organizations. Buying trips to Europe have stocked the gallery with unique furniture and antiques. Out-of-town guests will be happy to know that they ship anywhere.
The Shops and Galleries
1060 World's Fair Park Dr. * 546-5707
HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;
The old Candy Factory is host to a variety of organizations and galleries from the Chocolate Factory and the Foothills Craft Guild to the Beads and Feathers Gallery.
Cityside Gallery and Frame Shop
1060 World's Fair Park Dr. * 524-5312
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery offers original art prints, gift items, wood carvings, pottery, stained glass and picture framing.
Deck the Walls
West Town Mall
Parisian Concourse * 470-7225
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 12-6 p.m.
Deck the Walls offers custom framing and design in addition to its selection of art. For more info contact www.deckthewalls.com
5201 Kingston Pike * 450-9968
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The gallery specializes in African-American art and carries a number of limited edition prints. The gallery also provides framing services.
4th floor Candy Factory
1060 World's Fair Park Dr. * 521-7222
HOURS: Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
The gallery is a Tennessee non-profit craft guild with over 200 members statewide. The gallery carries hand-made crafts that range from corn shuck dolls to pottery, weaving and metal working. Foothills also hosts a November show every year in the convention center at World's Fair Park.
Frameworks/A. Dominic Art Gallery
Seven Oaks Drive Suite 263 * 693-3007
Ebenezer Road at Westland 539-4144
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 12-5 p.m.
The gallery offers custom design and framing, prints and original art from modern artists like Sergey Cherep.
9700 Kingston Pike * 690-6340
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery's focus is on picture framing. However, Franklin does carry Robert Tino prints and a variety of other works.
5607 Kingston Pike * 584-6097
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery includes traditional and contemporary fine art by regional and national artists including figurative paintings, landscapes, sculpture, ceramics, art glass, and artist-made jewelry.
The gallery also offers custom framing.
Heirloom Art Studio/Outstanding Expectations
115 Cherokee Orchard Rd. * (865) 428-4900
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs.10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Fri-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Heirloom specializes in the restoration and preservation of photographs and oil paintings. The company originated in Canada and ships its works worldwide. Outstanding Expectations also carries unique items not often seen in Gatlinburg, from dollhouse miniatures to kites.
5115 Homberg Drive * 558-9100
Java showcases local/regional artists weekly and monthly in all media to add a little artistic contemplation to your cup o' java.
Joseph B. Wolfe Gallery
University of Tennessee
1914 Andy Holt Ave. * 974-0967
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 1-5 p.m.
The gallery houses the sculpture work of R. Tait McKenzie. Works include bronze statuettes, bas reliefs, metals and others. Admission charged.
Karnes Art and Frame Gallery
7806 Oak Ridge Highway * (865) 690-8374
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery specializes in custom framing and limit-edition and open- edition framed art. The gallery carries works by local and nationally known artists.
Lee Roberson Gallery
758 Wears Valley Rd.
Townsend * (865) 448-2365
HOURS: Sun.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lee Roberson features art of the Smoky Mountains.
Liz-Beth & Co. Fine Art Gallery/Jim Gray Gallery
9211 Park West Blvd. * 691-8129
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The gallery carries everything from posters to originals. Liz-Beth is also the only local gallery to carrying Jim Gray prints and originals. Gray offers works in oils, watercolors, and bronze as well as framing services and a variety of potters works. Jim Gray has also been awarded best artist in the Metro Pulse Readers Poll.
Maryville College Fine Arts Center Gallery
502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville * 981-8150
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
2825 Essary Dr. * 688-9067
HOURS: by appointment only
Quinton represents ten artists. Their primary artist is Ron Williams, and they carry a large number of his oil paintings.
Robert A. Tino Gallery
812 Old Douglas Dam Rd.
Sevierville * (865) 453-6315
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 1-5 through holidays.
Robert A. Tino features original watercolors and limited edition prints.
Susan Key Galleries
5119 Kingston Pike * 584-1513
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
29 Market Square * 584-1513
HOURS: Thur.-Sat. evenings and by appointment
The galleries offer antiques and contemporary regional art. Also, they host one permanent collection called "The Bridges of Knox County," paintings of the county's bridges by local artist Ray Bradford. The galleries hold rotating shows every 6 to 8 weeks during the year and houses different media from traditional to abstract, woodworking, sculpture, and pottery.
12 Market Square * 637-4067
HOURS: Mon. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Tomato Head displays unique works from local/regional artists from photography to mixed media to enliven your eating atmosphere.
1060 World's Fair Park Dr. * 523-7543
HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
The gallery sponsored by the Arts Council runs a series called "Artist of the Month." Works of each artist are displayed the entire month.
1016 Laurel Ave. * 637-3979
UT Gallery Concourse
University Center, 1502 W. Cumberland Ave. *
HOURS: same as University Center * 974-5455
Nine exhibits from both national and local artists are hosted each year.
(The) Village Framery
2815 Rennoc Rd. * 687-0411
HOURS: Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Village showcases originals and decorative prints and features the work of Terry Chandler.
4927 Kingston Pike * 588-6911
HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Virginia's offers oil paintings, antique prints, area artists' works and European etchings among others. Framing supplies and services are available.
Wildwood Gallery and Custom Frame Shop
2924 Sutherland Ave. * 546-3811
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wildwood carries original and antique art, provides framing services and specializes in hand-carved and gilded frame design and finishing.
Willow Bay Gallery at Heritage
113 Emory Rd. at I-75 * 938-0384
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Willow Bay offers signed and numbered works of several local artists and provides framing services.