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First Friday: Art Slam

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a live art competition in Strong Alley on Friday, September 6th (First Friday)! Some of Knoxville’s most talented artists will have 3 hours to create one-of-a-kind paintings that will be auctioned off to benefit the Art in Public Places Mural Program.

2019 Participants: Cathryn Bozone, Jennifer Brickey, Stephen Carcello, Antuco Chicaiza, Curtis Glover, Beth Meadows, Megan Lingerfelt, Kara Lockmiller, Chance Losher, Chris McAdoo, Sarah Moore, Gwyn Pevonka, Mary Stephens-Bogart, James Taylor, Lauryn Darby, and Kayley Hall.

New this year: we will be Art Slamming a CAR! MINI of Knoxville has provided a Mini Cooper that will be painted in the alley during the event!

Watch this art in action under the lights in Strong Alley and bid on your favorites. This year, the auction will be online so you can participate even if you aren’t able to attend the event. Strong Alley is located between Gay Street and Market Square (the highest-traffic and most photographed alley in town with incredible murals). You can enter from either Wall Avenue or Union Avenue.


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Bidding will close Sunday, September 22nd at 11PM.

Not sure where to park? Check out the Downtown Knoxville Parking Guide: https://www.downtownknoxville.org/explore/parking/?t[]=37

Art Slam is hosted by Dogwood Arts and sponsored by Downtown Knoxville. Inclement weather will cancel this event, but don’t worry! We will reschedule to best accommodate our artists.

Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information call (865) 637-4561. Photograph––Shane Sandberg | Art Slam 2018


September 6
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dogwood Arts


Strong Alley
306 Wall Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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