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Art Slam- Live Painting Competition

Join us for a live art competition in Strong Alley on Friday, September 6th (First Friday)! Some of Knoxville’s most talented artists will have 3 hours to create one-of-a-kind paintings that will be auctioned off to benefit the Art in Public Places Mural Program.

Watch this art in action under the lights in Strong Alley and bid on your favorites. This year, the auction will be online so you can participate even if you aren’t able to attend the event. Strong Alley is located between Gay Street and Market Square (the highest-traffic and most photographed alley in town with incredible murals). You can enter from either Wall Avenue or Union Avenue.

Art Slam is hosted by Dogwood Arts and sponsored by Downtown Knoxville. It’s rain or shine! But inclement weather will move the artists to Dogwood Arts at 123 W. Jackson Ave.

Earlier Event: August 17
SecondBell Festival
Later Event: September 14
Old City Market