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See larger WHAT’S MISSING? For many years, the only public art downtown was the “treble clef” commemorating Knoxville’s country music past. It was removed in 2009 due to structural problems; Mayor Rogero’s proposed budget allots $150,000 for new public art in the Cradle of Country Music Park.

Photo by Coury Turczyn

WHAT’S MISSING? For many years, the only public art downtown was the “treble clef” commemorating Knoxville’s country music past. It was removed in 2009 due to structural problems; Mayor Rogero’s proposed budget allots $150,000 for new public art in the Cradle of Country Music Park.

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  • DRIFTING ALONG: One of the most well known pieces of public art downtown is the (sinking?) “rowing man” on the corner of Gay and Church.
  • Meanwhile, the Dogwood Arts Festival’s annual Art in Public Places program is the only source for new public-art pieces downtown.
  • WHAT’S MISSING? For many years, the only public art downtown was the “treble clef” commemorating Knoxville’s country music past. It was removed in 2009 due to structural problems; Mayor Rogero’s proposed budget allots $150,000 for new public art in the Cradle of Country Music Park.
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  • “Lovearch” by Andrew Denton
  • CONTROLLED GRAFFITI: Equestrian artist Kim Campbell puts her mark on the Alley Revamp Project in Armstrong Alley between Market Square and Gay Street, which includes wall art from a variety of artists (above left and facing page).
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  • Lauren Hulse

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