Art Market Gallery in Downtown Knoxville

Art Market Gallery in downtown is Knoxville's one-stop-shop for original local art and fine crafts. Browse the works of over 60 local artists at reasonable prices.

Art Market Gallery

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The Art Market Gallery is Knoxville’s premier gallery for unique, original fine art from over 65 regional artists in a wide variety of media. Original works of art and fine crafts are priced reasonably at the Art Market Gallery.

Founded in 1982, the Art Market Gallery is a cooperative, and it’s organized and operated by artists. And the gallery is centrally located in downtown Knoxville at 422 South Gay Street. Visit them today for a wonderful and affordable art buying experience!

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About Art Market Gallery

The Art Market Gallery is the oldest gallery in Knoxville dedicated exclusively to local and regional art. The gallery currently exhibits the work of over 60 area painters, photographers, weavers, printmakers, woodworkers, potters, jewelers, fiber and glass artists.

It all began during the 1982 World’s Fair when “The Guild” members of the Dulin Gallery of Art agreed to use a $7,000 grant to organize an attraction for visitors to purchase quality art and fine crafts by area artists. Thus, the Art Market Gallery was begun in May 1982.

The first home of the Art Market was in a yellow Victorian house, known as Taylor House, next to the Dulin Art Gallery on Kingston Pike. The venture proved so successful that an advisory board was formed to continue the project as a “co-operative” after the Fair and members agreed to work in the gallery on a voluntary basis.

Every month the appearance of the art gallery is completely changed so that the gallery will look fresh to repeat visitors. The displays rotate and the walls are moveable. The process takes an entire day and is accomplished by the artists themselves who volunteer to be on the display committee.

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- 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Business Hours

Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Art Market Gallery Local Events & Information

Browse Art Online

Over a dozen artists from The Art Market Gallery have original pieces of art for sale on the KnoxvillePage marketplace. Their art can be purchased online and it will be shipped for free, or you can arrange a pick up at The Art Market Gallery.

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First Friday (Dec. 6)

On December 6th, local artists Marilyn Dwyer (painting) and Julia A. Malia (fiber) will host a First Friday reception at Art Market Gallery from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Please go to Art Market Gallery's Facebook events page to RSVP today.

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Meet The Artists

The Art Market Gallery has over 60 active member artists. Come and meet them and get acquainted with them and their works of original art and fine crafts. Click the button below and click the their image to view their bio and art works.

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You will be smiling at Pat Herzog's clay pieces and Mary Saylor's mixed media pieces. Actually we think you will smile any time you're in the gallery! Open today and tomorrow until 6pm. ... See MoreSee Less

You will be smiling at Pat Herzogs clay pieces and Mary Saylors mixed media pieces. Actually we think you will smile any time youre in the gallery! Open today and tomorrow until 6pm.Image attachment

2 weeks ago

Art Market Gallery

We have lost a kind and gentle soul.

Hugh Adair Bailey
Born Sept. 13, 1934
Passed away on Jan. 7, 2020

Hugh was a charter member of the Art Market Gallery. His whimsical animal sculptures and his watercolor/ink illustrations were expressions of his unique observations of the natural world. He had such a cheerful, humorous demeanor and loved sharing stories and his artistic talents with everyone. We have indeed lost a kind and gentle soul.
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We have lost a kind and gentle soul.  Hugh Adair Bailey
Born Sept. 13, 1934
Passed away on Jan. 7, 2020  Hugh was a charter member of the Art Market Gallery.  His whimsical animal sculptures and his watercolor/ink illustrations were expressions of his unique observations of the natural world.   He had such a cheerful, humorous demeanor and loved sharing stories and his artistic talents with everyone.  We have indeed lost a kind and gentle soul.Image attachment

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Hugh and I shared the commissary porch at Historic Rugby for their Spring Festival for 25 years. Loved our visits. I learned so much listing to his stories. Losing him is like a library burning down. Yes he was a kind and gentle man. Rest in peace Hugh, you well be missed.

Hugh was such a gentleman with a wonderful spirit. His humor and love of color was in each piece he created. He will be missed.

Hugh was such a gentle soul with a loving heart and puckish sense of humor. I will miss him, he always made me smile.

We will miss him, his art and his stories here at the gallery. Just loved that guy!

I am so sorry to hear of this. I have several pieces of his that I bought way back in the late 70s, early 80s. I always wanted to purchase more and to meet Mr Bailey. I’m not much of a collector of anything but Mr Baileys animals just spoke to me.

so sorry to hear this - loved Hugh, his art, his stories, his spirit. I will treasure the pieces I have of his.

Love Hugh and his beautiful and colorful art!

I am thankful to have many of his pieces and love them all.

One of my all time favorite artists from Knoxville, and such a kind man.

Leaving a legacy of lovely art.

Hugh will be missed!!

So sorry

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3 weeks ago

Art Market Gallery

After 30 years in the auto industry, Robert relocated from Michigan to
Knoxville, Tennessee and began a career in art. His interests have
always been in exploring new methods in photography and the advent
of digital imaging has presented new opportunities.
His art has evolved from traditional photographic work to using digital
elements and techniques in the transformation of the image. Like
many photographers he has sought methods to change an image
giving a personal interpretation. Starting with a photo and using
techniques such as digital brush work, color manipulation, filters and
many other methods to create a completely new image. Most works
are built from layers with a variety of colors, patterns and images. Each
layer can be displayed at a different intensity level that will project to
the surface.
Much of his work reflects the style of Robert Mapplethorpe’s isolated
flowers. He has recently started to work with the process of “Double
Exposure” this is the process of layering several photos or images
together similar to collage. In general his work might be called
“Enhanced Photography”.
His work can be seen locally at The Art Market Gallery and The
Knoxville Museum of Art. He has taken classes at Pellissippi State
Community College and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Most of
his training has been self-directed and he has been inspired by the
works of many artists.
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After 30 years in the auto industry, Robert relocated from Michigan to 
Knoxville, Tennessee and began a career in art. His interests have 
always been in exploring new methods in photography and the advent 
of digital imaging has presented new opportunities. 
His art has evolved from traditional photographic work to using digital 
elements and techniques in the transformation of the image. Like 
many photographers he has sought methods to change an image 
giving a personal interpretation. Starting with a photo and using 
techniques such as digital brush work, color manipulation, filters and 
many other methods to create a completely new image. Most works 
are built from layers with a variety of colors, patterns and images. Each
layer can be displayed at a different intensity level that will project to 
the surface.
Much of his work reflects the style of Robert Mapplethorpe’s isolated 
flowers. He has recently started to work with the process of “Double 
Exposure” this is the process of layering several photos or images 
together similar to collage. In general his work might be called 
“Enhanced Photography”.
His work can be seen locally at The Art Market Gallery and The 
Knoxville Museum of Art. He has taken classes at Pellissippi State 
Community College and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Most of 
his training has been self-directed and he has been inspired by the 
works of many artists.

4 weeks ago

Art Market Gallery

Patrick Deason is our 3D artist for January. has been doing metal art since 2002. He says “ I am totally self-taught and many of my tools are made or improvised by me, as are some techniques for shaping steel. While I often repurpose scrap parts for sculptures like many metal artists, much of my work revolves around heating, hammering, and shaping steel into organic forms. Most of my work in the past has concentrated on coastal wildlife in steel, but I'll occasionally incorporate other mediums into my work or delve into kinetic sculpture.” He has won several awards at art shows, was named the Coastal Georgia Artist of the Year and featured at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island, Ga., and has had groupings of work in galleries in North Florida and coastal Georgia. ... See MoreSee Less

Patrick Deason is our 3D artist for January. has been doing metal art since 2002. He says “ I am totally self-taught and many of my tools are made or improvised by me, as are some techniques for shaping steel. While I often repurpose scrap parts for sculptures like many metal artists, much of my work revolves around heating, hammering, and shaping steel into organic forms. Most of my work in the past has concentrated on coastal wildlife in steel, but Ill occasionally incorporate other mediums into my work or delve into kinetic sculpture.” He has won several awards at art shows, was named the Coastal Georgia Artist of the Year and featured at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island, Ga., and has had groupings of work in galleries in North Florida and coastal Georgia.

1 month ago

Art Market Gallery

We’re open today from 11am to 6pm! #KnoxArtMarket #ArtCoOp #ArtistRun #ShopLocal #LocalArt ... See MoreSee Less

We’re open today from 11am to 6pm! #KnoxArtMarket #ArtCoOp #ArtistRun #ShopLocal #LocalArt

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Who did the turquoise piece

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1 month ago

Art Market Gallery

“Wind Swept” is an #encaustic by Lillian Clinard. You can find it, and more, in store until 6pm tonight! #KnoxArtMarket #ArtCoOp #ArtistRun #ShopLocal #LocalArt ... See MoreSee Less

“Wind Swept” is an #encaustic by Lillian Clinard. You can find it, and more, in store until 6pm tonight! #KnoxArtMarket #ArtCoOp #ArtistRun #ShopLocal #LocalArt
#WallDisplayWednesday #KnoxArtMarket #ArtCoOp #ArtistRun #ShopLocal #LocalArt

2 months ago

Art Market Gallery

“Majestic Mountain Morning” is an #acrylic creation by Sandy Hoeft. You can check it out, and more, today from 11am to 6pm! #KnoxArtMarket #ArtCoOp #ArtistRun #ShopLocal #LocalArt ... See MoreSee Less

“Majestic Mountain Morning” is an #acrylic creation by Sandy Hoeft. You can check it out, and more, today from 11am to 6pm! #KnoxArtMarket #ArtCoOp #ArtistRun #ShopLocal #LocalArt
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Art Market Gallery

We enjoy this Gallery though it is so much more. It's a great place to visit downtown and see new artists each month showcase their talents with constantly changing art work. Great ambience for famlies, couples, art lovers
My favorite art gallery in Knoxville. I love visiting every time I’m in town
The people were very friendly and the place was well kept
Some nice art to look at
Loved it. A co-op offering creations from 60 artists.

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