Free family activities this weekend at Knoxville Museum of Art

The Knoxville Museum of Art welcomes the community for several fun, educational and free events for all ages during December. The KMA is located at 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive in downtown Knoxville. Admission is free. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Knoxville Museum of Art. Photo by Sarah Kaplan.

The Knoxville Museum of Art welcomes the community for several fun, educational and free events for all ages during December.

Sunday, Dec. 10: Second Sunday Art Activity; Free

Children in grades K-6 are invited to drop in between 1-4 p.m. for a hands-on art activity taught by a certified art teacher.

Sunday, Dec. 10: Second Sunday Docent Tour; Free

Join the KMA to learn from a trained docent about the KMA collection and exhibitions on view. The tour is 2-3 p.m.; arrive by 1:55 p.m. to join the tour.

Through Saturday, Dec. 30: Thorne Rooms Holiday Decorations; Free

The KMA’s Thorne Miniature Rooms collection has been meticulously installed with seasonal decorations thanks to the help of East Tennessee miniature artisans Annelle Ferguson and Jolie Gaston.

Through Sunday, Dec. 17: Volunteers at the KMA; Free

This special exhibition celebrates the creativity, passion, and creative contributions of the KMA Volunteer Corps.

Through Sunday, Jan 7: East Tennessee Regional Student Art Exhibition; Free

This annual, juried exhibition showcases the strength and diversity of art education programs in East Tennessee, celebrates talented middle and high school students, and supports arts education.

For additional information about these and other events, including the monthly Soundscapes concert series, visit

Admission to the Knoxville Museum of Art is free, sponsored in December by Emerson.

Normal operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Located on the top floor, the KMA shop offers exhibition-related merchandise, posters, stationery, coffee table books along with textile, glass, wood and ceramic works and jewelry by local artists. It also offers fun and educational toys and games along with art supplies and books for children. Follow the museum shop on Instagram at @knoxartgiftshop.

About the Knoxville Museum of Art

The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park Drive and is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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