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Arts & Museums
Catch the stars at the Hollywood Wax Museum, stand next to them and even enter the sets of the movies and TV shows with them. Rub shoulders with the likes of Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie. You can also get some pictures clicked with them, that will make you a star back home. However, make sure you book your tickets well in advance, as it is a popular tourist spot and tends to get crowded. If you are on vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, you simply cannot miss a trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Located on a complete off beat pathway and surrounded by beautiful flowers and tall standing trees, the G. Webb Gallery is as beautiful as the paintings that it displays. A former farmhouse, this building was constructed in 1910 and still stands true to its times. The Gallery displays the works of the famous G. Webb, and its interiors which are made of hardwood floors and real winter fires are a reflection of the thoughts and the spirit of the artist himsel . The place has replicas, lithographs, photographs, frames and books of the artist on display and sale. However, the real priceless item among all these are the original water colors left behind by the artist. And if you cannot afford these little extravagantly priced pictures, just go to the gift shop and buy one of the cups or diaries with a paintings duplicated on it as a memory of your visit. To know more about the place, call them or visit the website.
In this post modern world of unconventional, interactive art, the Paul Murray Gallery comes as a pleasant surprise for all those in love with the romantic art movement from the yesteryear. The Paul Murray Gallery is a personal art gallery of the artist who has settled in his childhood town and looks to capture and compose faces of locals around. He paints in colors and pencil, and his works reflect minute details of everyday life of the locals there. With his unique themes and a new outlook to life, Murray's works have bagged several awards. Besides he has also earned reputation as an upcoming artist with galleries in Canada and other places as well. Murray also conducts several events and auctions in his gallery which should not be missed. All in all, for every art lover a visit to Paul Murray Gallery, is simply unavoidable. Call +1 888 728 5687 for further information.
Overlooking the Lake Ottosee, The Muse Knoxville was previously known as the East Tennessee Discovery Center. This interactive museum is for kids of all ages and has exhibits on Life, Physical and Earth Sciences. The exhibitions are categorized under four themes: Light and Vision, Sound, Energy and Simple Machines and each of them is hands-on and full of fun. Check out the solar system in their AKIMA Planetarium or let toddlers and children up to five years old go crazy in KidSpace. Explore the engineer in you at BuildSpace or test your creative ideas in MakeSpace. Head to the QuietSpace if you want a break from all the activities. Discover the world of knowledge in an entertaining way at this delightful facility.
The Apple Tree Gallery is the place where the famous artist Ron Fly displays his works. In spite of getting recognition from the world over and having worked on various topics, Ron's artwork always goes back to his origins i.e. Smoky Mountains where he grew up. You can look at and buy the latest creations of the artist in the Apple Tree Gallery. Although Fly's works are prominently displayed here, works of other artists are also available. So, if you are an art enthusiast, make sure you step into the wonderland that is Apple Tree.
The Fountain City Art Center is a hub for all creative and artistic activities in Fountain City, Knoxville. Artists from all over Knoxville and beyond exhibit their works here and thus get a platform from where to get a jump start into the competitive field of art. The association that runs this center believes that the center can acts as a culmination point for the artists and those who really appreciate art and all its facets. To this end, it organizes programs, courses, discussion groups and also arranges guest speakers to come and delve into the subjects of art. The gallery of the center is where art works by various local artists are showcased and are even sold. For more information, please see the website.
In Gatlinburg's Winery Square lies this museum, celebrating an innocuous everyday article, the salt and pepper shaker. Started by Andrea Ludden, The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum houses around 20,000 exhibits, that were collected by her over a span of 30 years. Andrea, a professional archaeologist, has neatly arranged and labeled her humongous collection. Sourced from her various travels, visitors can peruse the unique collection of these shakers. The ones replicating Mount Rushmore, the Beatles, Elvis, human feet and farm animals truly stand out.
Tracing the history of champions are the exhibits at The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville. The hall includes statues and memorabilia of the players and even includes the largest basketball in the world which weighs a total of ten tons. The hall aims at preserving the legacy of the past while making room for new champions. For more information, call ahead or check out their website.
Cooter's Place is the brainchild of Ben Jones who played the character of Cooter in the famed series 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. The Gatlinburg store houses the Dukes of Hazzard museum containing the series' memorabilia and a store which stocks t-shirts, books and more. Cooters is open from 10 am. Families at large can have a fun time at the indoor race track at Cooters. The space also plays host to a variety of private parties and functions. Check the website or call for additional information.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts provides a plethora of events and activities to do while in Gatlinburg. They provide workshops and classes from everything ranging from painting and ceramics to woodworking and metal-work. Whether you're a beginner or advanced artist, Arrowmont has something for any skill level in its weekend or one to two week classes. Arrowmont also has five galleries located on property to inspire the masses. Registration for classes is a must, even if you're only planning on taking a weekend class or workshop. Housing is available on campus.
As a center devoted to presenting and promoting the multitudinous facets and aspects of art, the Emporium Center certainly has something more to offer than the usual art gallery. Since its opening in 2004, this center has been showcasing artists from the Greater Knoxville area who experiment with their creative abilities and in the end present to the world something unique and intriguing. The center has the Balcony and the Main gallery where the exhibitions are held, and they are rented out to various organizations and individuals for the same purpose. There is also the Emporium Annex which can give a total area of 3000 square feet and can be used for a range of events. For more information, please see the website.
The Art Market Gallery acts as a space where artists from whole of East Tennessee can present their art to the public and thus get an audience. The gallery showcases a range of art by various artists, and a true art enthusiast will find a treasure of folk art here. The kind of art displayed here ranges from oil and watercolor paintings, to weaved fabric, pieces of woodworking and much more. If you are ever visiting the city, then do check out the schedule of events here, and discover the art of Tennessee. See website for more information.