First Friday Event Downtown Sept. 2005

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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First Friday Event Downtown Sept. 2005

Posted: 08/23/2005
When: Friday, September 2nd 5:00 - 9:00pm
Where: the Market Square District
What: a special downtown evening showcased by a unique experience provided by 20+ restaurants, shops and galleries!

FOR MORE INFO CALL 865-256-2469

Special Fashion Show: First Friday Fall Fashion Show. See the hottest, latest and greatest clothing and accessories for fall from Indigo, Reruns and Vagabondia. Featuring everything from second-hand chic to the latest in college fashions, and natural fiber clothing in real-women sizes. Showtime is at 7:00.

Special Performance:
Illusionist, Pan Walker will perform throughout the District. Come watch and be amazed as Pan performs some of today’s freshest card tricks as well as stunning close-up and street magic.

Other Highlights:
Three Flights Up Gallery invites you to stop by for an evening of art, food and music featuring work by several local artists including UT artists, as well as other special guest artists in a non-traditional exhibition space, where all are welcome towander and enjoy. Included in the show are works by artists: Graham Baker, Diana Bundy, Starr Cline, Lauren Karnitz, Ben McKamey, Natalie Martin, Trevor Mikula, Ryan Sale, Phil Savage, Brenda Scourby, Stan Narten and Katie Walberg.

Bliss HOME will the feature the works of local artist Stacey Fletcher. Stacey is back from Poland with new and colorful abstract paintings. She was awarded the opportunity to paint in an artist workshop for two weeks in Chelm, Poland. This work is fresh with vibrant lively colors, with layered memories of the adventures taken this summer. Metaphors of herself and others contrast with the chaotic approach of the energetic marks. They seem abstract at first glance to the viewer, but have some sense of childhood imagery disguised among the colorful layers.

Yee Haw Industries will host their famous blowout end of summer yard sale. Don’t miss spectacular deals on posters, tee-shirts, cards, and miscellaneous production samples.

Preservation Pub will offer FREE Pizza til 6:30, an extended Happy Hour till 9:00 and will host Jescoe playing all your favorite songs.

Reruns will feature LIVE Mannequins. Downtown Grill & Brewery will extend their happy hour until 10:00 featuring $2 pints, Long Island Ice Tea, and margaritas as well as double wells and calls and $1 off house wines. The Arts & Culture Alliance presents "Oil and Steel: Muscle and Mind", featuring local artists Clay Pardue (oil on board) and Michael Russell (metal sculptures). Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served. The UT Downtown Gallery will present “Through the Lens of Ed Westcott: A Photographic History of World War II’s Secret City." Westcott was the official photographer for the Oak Ridge division of the Manhattan Project. Sapphire offers iSFR where you are the DJ! Bring your iPod or digital music player and you can show 'em what you got. One Vision Plaza hosts the Writer's Block LIVE Concert Series with a special “local folks” showcase called HOMECOOKIN! A salute to the locals featuring Knoxville's BEST Singer Songwriters!

"First Friday" – is a highly successful event that began in October of 2003. On the first Friday of every month each downtown business offers something special for all Knoxvillians and visitors. Promotions include artist receptions, gallery openings, special food and drink offerings and more. Each of these events has drawn between 500 and 1,000 people to the Market Square District.