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.
Quick Summary of Art Market Gallery
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!
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.
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.Browse Online
On November 1st, local artists Kate McCullough (painting) and Karen Kyte (clay) 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.View Event
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.Meet Artists
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