Public Art in Knoxville

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  • The Artful Dodge: Why Won’t Knoxville Commit to Public Art? Published 6/12/2013 at 12:08 p.m. 0 comments

    So what has Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee achieved in the five years it’s been around? According to its own members, not a lot, really. It was originally formed five years ago when the city realized it had no formal public ...

  • Knoxville's People-Driven Public Art Published 6/12/2013 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments

    There’s public art, and then there’s the art of the public, what might be called the people’s art—small neighborhood committees, less organized groups, or individuals acting alone, committing random acts of art in unexpected places. It springs up despite a ...

  • Treble Clef Removal Highlights Void in Art Policy Published 11/25/2009 at 9:54 a.m. 3 comments

    Presumably, the Art in Public Places event will return next year. But the treble clef, in its original form, seems to be gone for good. Whether you liked it or not, downtown has lost some of its aesthetic interest with ...

  • Downtown Unbeared Published 3/6/2008 at 11:16 a.m. 0 comments

    The art bears will be finally migrating out of downtown. That's just one of the recommendations made last week by the Public Art Task Force, which released a report on how the city should manage its public art installations. That ...

  • Knoxville's Artful Arch: Artist Kelly Brown's New Sculpture Gives "Props" to the Bicycling Community Published 10/24/2012 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments

    Kelly Brown has nearly completed his as-yet-untitled sculpture—a “controlled chaos,” as he says, of donated bicycles, tricycles, and bike parts tumbling over the back entrance of the new Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center.

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