Monday, Aug 22nd Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Gallery is now planning exhibitions for December 2022 through March 2024. Artists living within 250 miles of Knoxville are encouraged to submit proposals by Monday, Aug. 22. Work (primarily two-dimensional and ready to hang) will be chosen for solo, two person or thematic small group shows. To learn more about submission details, as well as the arts program, visit or e-mail Kate McCullough @
Saturday, Aug 27th Asian Festival Ninth Knoxville Asian Festival at World’s Fair Park runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28. Knox Asian Film Festival is Saturday, Aug 27, at Central Cinema. For more information, check the Central Cinema website. Similar to previous years, the 2022 Asian Festival features authentic traditional food vendors representing Asian Cultures, such as Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam. Asian Cultural Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the water fountain on the park lawn and ends at 10:30 a.m. at the Amphitheater stage. “We also showcase various martial arts demonstrations, Thailand Traditional Dancers from Washington, D.C., K-Pop and J-Pop performances, Kimono Show, a bonsai exhibition, a cosplay contest, Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese drummers Taiko Drum group from Disney World and Korean Fan Dancers from Georgia,” an Asian Culture Center of Tennessee press release stated. Register for the free Festival. For more information, visit, e-mail or call 831-241-1189.
Wednesday, Aug 31st 8th Annual Tennessee Wildlife and Landscape Tennessee Wildlife Federation is accepting submissions for its 8th Annual Tennessee Wildlife and Landscape Photo Contest. Submissions can be made through Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Photographers can submit one photo with a $5 suggested donation, five for $10 and $20 for 20 photos. This donation helps support the Federation’s mission to lead the conservation, sound management and wise use of Tennessee’s wildlife and great outdoors, as well as defray costs for this program. A panel of judges will select the best photos to be featured in the Federation’s 2023 calendar and across the Federation’s digital platforms. Winners also will receive a variety of prizes, including Patagonia gift cards up to $250, Federation apparel and Patagonia duffle bags.