The 2008 KMA Holiday Home Tour Takes Visitors from Classics to Condos

November 26, 2008

Visit some of Knoxville’s most significant private homes during the Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art’s 14th annual Holiday Home Tour. Two holiday home tours will be offered; an evening candlelight tour including a cocktail buffet on Thursday, December 11, 6:30 – 9pm, and a day tour of homes including lunch on Friday, December 12, 9am – 4pm.

Thursday evening’s candlelight takes place at a Sequoyah Hills home. This grand colonial-style home was recently renovated and welcomes guests with vibrant colors and décor.

The Day Tour includes a restored Westmoreland cottage, a new home in Sequoyah Hills, a new Schmid & Rhodes house in Oakleigh, and three condos in the historic Holston on Gay Street. Also included in the day tour is lunch at Cherokee Country Club, the Orangery, or the Knoxville Museum of Art with Cedric Coant of Le Parigo catering.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $65 per person for the day tour, $85 per person for the candlelight tour. Go to to reserve a ticket online.

Sponsors for the event include presenting sponsor Schmid & Rhodes, as well as Sharon Bailey and Dick Brower Realty Executives, Bluejack Concrete, Friedman’s Appliances, Mercy Health Partners, Prestige Cleaners, David B. Reath, M.D., Todd Richesin Interiors and Bobby Todd Antiques, and Mimi and Milton Turner.

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art was established in 1995 to encourage participation in the programs, exhibitions and events of the Knoxville Museum of Art. The Guild’s main function is to raise funds to support museum activities.