First Friday is for celebrating local artists

Suzanne CadaArts 865, Inside 640

Get an artistic jump-off to Labor Day weekend with First Friday events downtown and in the Old City. The Emporium Arts Center invites the public to the opening reception of its new exhibits, including “Chroma” featuring local artists Diana Ferguson and Kit Hoefer. Come celebrate regional artists, enjoy the new exhibitions, live music and artist demos on September 3, from 5-9 p.m. at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, 37902. Masks are required. These exhibitions are on display September 3-25. For more information go here.


Knoxville Opera continues presenting its free First Friday concerts outside the Emporium Center from 6-7:20 p.m. The program, performed by soprano Christine Alfano and baritone Joel Brown, will include popular selections from Broadway, opera, operetta and Disney movies.  Knoxville Opera Artistic Director Brian Salesky will host and accompany the artists. To enjoy Knoxville Opera’s performances from the 2020-2021 season and for an upcoming performance schedule, go here.

For info on other local events, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance

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