Free Ride

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

A distinct downtown icon, the Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) trollies make a lasting impression. There are three trolley routes and like the one in Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, there is no fare! A welcome sight for weary feet, consider your transit options as the sidewalks fill this spring.

“The mountain is high, the valley is low, and you’re confused on which way to go…” *

This painting shows the Green Line trolley promenading through downtown passing the Holston Building and Embassy Suites. The Green Line winds its way through Gay Street and The Old City, offering up free rides every 20 minutes.

It is a busy piece, showing the hustle of daily life, with shoppers and commuters and offering a tangible memory of our fun big town. Knoxville is a tourist draw, but the locals utilize and appreciate the service as well.

Come on and take a free ride.

(* Free Ride, written by Dan Hartman, performed by Edgar Winter Group)

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.


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