Art on the Block! Celebration for the 100 Block of Gay Street
(03/21/2012/Knoxville) – The 100 Block Association proudly announces Art on the Block!, a new celebration of visual art, movement, music and more on First Friday, April 6, from 6:00-9:00 PM along the 100 Block of Gay Street and Summit Hill Park in downtown Knoxville. The 100 Block of Gay Street (also known as the Arts District) provides an ideal setting for the public and children to enjoy this free event, which includes aerial acrobatics, fire twirlers, hoop dancers, a drum line, artists doing live painting, gallery openings, and more. Ample free parking is accessible in the Jackson Avenue lot under the Gay Street viaduct.
A schedule of events is as follows:
6:00-7:30 PM – Aerial acrobatics in Summit Hill Park
7:30-9:00 PM – Fire twirlers and hoop dancers
7:30-9:00 PM – Drum line performance
6:00-9:00 PM – Local artists Cynthia Markert and Brian Pittman doing live paintings
6:00-9:00 PM – First Friday celebrations in the 100 Block businesses
Other events taking place on the 100 Block on April 6 include the opening reception for the Dogwood Arts Festival’s Regional Fine Arts Exhibition at the Emporium Center; “Nexus 2012”, a showcase of contemporary sculpture at UT Downtown Gallery; and recent works by Alex Merchant at Gallery 1010.
More than 20 businesses comprise the 100 Block of Gay Street and include cafés and restaurants, art galleries, a massage center, website consultants, an advertising firm, boutiques, and more. For more information on this event or these businesses, visit www.100block.org.
About the 100 Block Association
The mission of the 100 Block Association is to: implement and sustain a plan for the 100 Block; manage and promote the 100 Block; and balance the needs of residents, businesses, property owners, government and the community through ongoing communication and collaboration.
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