Free Family Day event returns to Knoxville Museum of Art

The Knoxville Museum of Art’s biannual Family Day, a free event of artmaking, music and food, returns on Saturday, March 16. 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

The Knoxville Museum of Art’s biannual Family Day returns on Saturday, March 16, bringing food, artmaking, music, and fun to area families. The free event will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and feature free, hands-on art activities inspired by the KMA’s permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. Visitors can also expect to enjoy:

Also free in March:

Sunday, March 9: 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.

For additional information about these and other events, including the monthly Soundscapes concert series, visit To learn more about volunteering at the Knoxville Museum of Art, please visit

Ongoing exhibitions include Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee; Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass; and the Thorne Rooms, which are among America’s most well-known miniature diorama collections.

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.

Admission to the Knoxville Museum of Art is free, sponsored in March by Regions Bank.

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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