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Emporium Center for Arts & Culture

Address: 100 S. Gay Street (corner of Gay St and Jackson Ave) Knoxville, TN 37902 Contact Email: info@knoxalliance.com Phone: (865) 523-7543 Fax: (865) 523-7312
#Local musicians performing at the Emporium
#Melting Pot of Knoxville provides complimentary chocolate fondue samples at a First Friday reception
#A professional development workshop for artists at the Emporium
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#3-D printmaking demonstrations at the Emporium
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#Pasion Flamenca performing in the Emporium's Black Box
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
#Artists and public enjoying a First Friday reception in the galleries
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In July 2004, Knoxville's first true arts center opened in downtown at 100 South Gay Street. Built in 1895 as the original home of a prestigious furniture company, the Emporium Building housed a wholesale goods distributor and later became a textile manufacturing facility that fulfilled military contracts. The two adjacent buildings and the vacant lot were the location of the "Parthenon of Country Music," which served as the home of the WNOX Mid-day Merry-Go-Round. The 28,000 square feet of flexible use space houses two galleries with monthly changing exhibitions and the following administrative offices: Arts & Culture Alliance, Circle Modern Dance, Foothills Craft Guild, HoLa Hora Latina, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, River & Rail Theatre Company, and Tennessee Stage Company. The Emporium also houses nine artist studios. The Alliance's Emporium Center was designed to attract more visitors to downtown to enjoy arts and cultural programming and conduct arts-related business. At the same time, it provides affordable space for a critical mass of arts and culture organizations and artists, generates coordination and joint promotion of arts and culture activities, and provides another valuable attraction in a revitalized downtown. Be sure to visit our website calendar which includes hundreds of events and performances in the Greater Knoxville area: www.moretoknoxville.com.


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City: Knoxville, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Knoxville & Middle East

Admission Rates:
FREE

Hours Open:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm, First Fridays 9am-9pm

Dates Closed:
Major holidays


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