New Summer Exhibits at the Emporium Center

Arts and Culture Alliance

As COVID loosens its grip and restrictions recede, nights in downtown Knoxville are picking up, reports Liza Zenni of the Arts and Culture Alliance. “It’s really starting to feel like old times!” she says.

The alliance opened its June exhibits at the Emporium Center this past Friday, June 4, at First Friday. “On the Road in Tennessee,” a photo exhibit by Jacques Gautreau, will remain in the lower gallery for the month of June. “Visitors will find themselves pulled into the world of Gautreau where familiar images are seen in completely new lights,” Zenni says. 

In the upper gallery, Dogwood Arts displays its Regional Art Exhibition showing fine art from progressive and emerging artists within a seven-state radius. 

In the atrium Kara Lockmiller’s Pop Music, which portrays the kinship between color and music, is on display.

These, along with other exhibits, fill the gallery this month.

If you missed First Friday, no need to worry. The exhibits are on display until June 25. And you can catch the next First Friday experience on July 2. The July event will also be the ninth annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition featuring work from 36 regional artists.

For more information, head here. And to learn more about the Arts and Culture Alliance exhibits, head to

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