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Artists on Location 2021

April 24, 2021 5:30pm - 9:00pm

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2021 – an art show and sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art Saturday, April 24 from 5:30 to 9pmReservations will be requested to keep within COVID protocols.  Artist on Location 2021’s mission is to promote the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community by supporting the artists, the profession of art, the appreciation of art and the collection of art.  This event will provide both new and seasoned collectors a rare opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee.

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From Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, talented artists selected through a careful, juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area.  The public is invited to watch AOL’s artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings.

This annual art show and sale held on Saturday, April 24 is free and open to the public and will include a cash bar.  Proceeds of the sale will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Painting in open air or plein-air became popular in the mid-19th Century with artists of the French Impressionist movement seeking to paint light and its changing ephemeral qualities in the atmosphere.  The practice of painting on location increased in popularity with the development of transportable paint tubes and box easels.

The event will follow all COVID-19 protocols. Please click here to review the Five Core Actions.

Presenting sponsor


Additional sponsors include

Dover Properties
Harvest/Nama/Wicked Chicken
The Trust Company of Tennessee

Sandi Burdick & Tom Boyd
Richard Jansen
Laws Interiors

Ann & Steve Bailey
Audi Knoxville
BarberMcMurray Architects
David Butler & Ted Smith
Susan & Kent Farris
June & Rob Heller
Leslie & Ken Parent
John Trotter