Enjoy First Friday Downtown Aug. 3

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Enjoy First Friday Downtown Aug. 3

Posted: 07/25/2007
Enjoy First Friday Downtown on August 3rd from 5:00pm - 9:00pm in the Market Square District & other downtown areas.

In conjunction with the popular First Friday downtown gallery and shopping tour, KAT will operate a trolley route to connect downtown visitors with the galleries and shops along Gay Street, Market Square and the Old City. The First Friday trolley will travel down Gay Street and through the Old City every 5-7 minutes from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The First Friday trolley is Fare-Free! To catch it, just watch for the sign on the front of the trolley that says "First Fridays."

Shakespeare on the Square
Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy by William Shakespeare was first published in 1600, it was likely first performed in the winter of 1598-1599, and it remains one of Shakespeare's most enduring plays on stage. Stylistically, it shares many characteristics with modern romantic comedies including two pairs of lovers: the romantic leads, Claudio and Hero, and their comic counterparts, Benedick and Beatrice.

Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance presents “Coming Home”, a new exhibition featuring the works of Chris McAdoo. “Coming Home” is an original collection of dynamic riverscape, landscape, and cityscape paintings and charcoal drawings of places throughout East Tennessee. Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 5-9pm.

St. John’s Episcopal
Experience Knoxville’s only outdoor labyrinth. The Labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world and have been in use for over 4000 years. By walking a labyrinth, you will rediscover a long-forgotten mystical tradition. The labyrinth has only one path so there are no tricks to it and no dead ends. The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where we are in our lives. It touches our sorrows and releases our joys. Walk it with an open mind and an open heart.

Tomato Head
Tomato Head will feature great bottles of wine discounted to just $12 each, onesies and twosies left over from previously successful runs make for delicious bargain hunting. We will also be featuring a yummy First Friday dinner special along with the large-scale abstract paintings of Larry Frank.

Three Flights Up Gallery
This month's exhibition, "Constructed Realities", is sponsored by Randall De Ford of C. Randall De Ford Architecture and will showcase the newest work by artists Jessica H. Meyer, Baron Hall, Robmat Butler, and Lee Marchalonis, curated by Three Flights Up partner, Benjamin McKamey. Randall De Ford began his architectural career in1983, and since 1995 he has been a sole practitioner providing clients personalized architectural services. Many of his projects involve historic or older buildings, including single and multi family residences and additions, restaurants and other commercial buildings.Jessica H. Meyer M.F.A., who was recently featured in Eva Magazine, will be showing her hand-crafted temporary tattoo lithographs. These lithographs will be showcased on live models in the gallery for the opening.Visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to purchase (and wear!) the lithographs which depict traditional sea mythology iconography.Barron Hall and Robmat Butler, M.F.A. Candidates, are The Art-Team, a duo dedicated to creating site based installations referencing memories tied to the objects of everyday life. They create active spaces placing the viewers in physical roles, forcing them to become more aware of their surroundings and actions.”Lee Marchalonis M.F.A., will be presenting an exciting new collection of drawings created in the last year. Marchalonis engages a wide variety of subject matter in a time-intensive process that builds layer upon layer to create a complicated, rich image and surface.

Will feature $3.00 Caipirinha's and Michelada's until 9:00pm in addition to our regular happy hour (4:00 to 7:00,) which features $3.00 Margaritas, $2.00 Beer, and 1/2 off of all Wine Bottles!

downtown wine + spirits

A First Friday blow-out sale! downtown wine + spirits will offer some of the season’s most enjoyable wines, spirits and craft beers at fabulous savings up to 20% off or more.

instant bliss
The Knoxville Photography Group will be having an exhibit featuring 15 of the best area photographers. An eclectic mix of photographic styles and subjects will be on display. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Tennessee Theatre
Summer Movie Magic classic film series presents: Lawrence of ArabiaThis 1962 historical epic stars Peter O'Toole, Sir Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn and Omar Sharif. With brilliant cinematography and memorable acting, this winner of seven Oscars recounts the true story of T.E. Lawrence, a British intelligence officer who led a rebel army of Arabs against the Turks. Tickets are $8 adults, with a $2 discount for seniors and children.

The Art Gallery of Knoxville
Presenting “Growing Tennessee” cross-cultural, collaborative project featuring photography by the children of migrant farm workers and Appalachian families. The exhibition, places the photography alongside the work of sound artist Glenn Weyant who, for the past 20 years, has been transforming the U.S./Mexico border into electro-acoustic musical instrument.SonicAnta, the exploration of sonic boundaries by Arizona sound artist Glenn Weyant, has been underway in a variety of formats. The Anta Project is an enhanced sound collage compiled from covert performances utilizing modified chop sticks and a cello bow to play the steel wall, barbed wire fences and assorted ephemera that separates the United States from Mexico in the Sonoran Desert. Plus, music, food, and cultural sharing - with spoken word focused on cultural sharing & immigrant roots - music ensembles - and delicious food from various cultures!

Blount Mansion
Will host “My Appalachia” an art exhibition by Lois Armstrong Free tours of Blount Mansion. Music provided by the Old Shape Note Harp Singers

On this FF Abode's skipping the wine once more for the refreshing and quintessentially summer, frozen margarita and daiquiri. Stop by for a drink and to chat with our featured artist. This August the frozen drinks are on the house and the home-goods are on you.

$5 Mojitos, $5 Vodka with Red Bull, $5 LIT's, $5 Gin or Vodka martinis, $3 House Chardonnay and Merlot, $3 House Champagne, $2.50 premium drafts, $2 domestic bottles, 1/2 off appetizers, 1/2 off Maki rolls.

bliss home
Will host a reception for Angela Slagle of Clinch Mountain Studios. Clinch Mountain Studios specializes in custom residential, commercial and church stained glass. They are a member of the Foothills Craft Guild and the Art Glass Association. Currently, the studio is restoring the stained glass windows at First Christian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Other church restoration work incudes the completion of twenty two windows for the Asbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville in 2001 and the completion of new windows for the Christians Bend Church in Surgoinsville, Tennessee and Graceway Church in Tazwell, Tennessee. The studio has completed numerous other repairs at various local churches.Angela also teaches the fine art of stained glass at the Arrowmont School of Art in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and at Webb School of Knoxville, Tennessee.As always, Pasta Trio and wine will be provided.

Join us for happy hour 1/2 price glasses of wine and free cheese samples.

Earth to Old City
Decorate your space with brightly colored sarongs or change your lighting and buy a stylish lamp! 15% off through August

Art Market Gallery
Celebrating it's 25th year, AMG will feature two members in August, Janice Pybas, painter, and Vivian Shoemaker, stained glass.

Downtown Grill & Brewery

The Brewery will extend their happy hour until 10:00. FREE popcorn in the bar.