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Dragon Boat Race festival August 27, 2016 on Volunteer Landing

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Dragon Boat Race


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First Friday at URBhana
ARTon the BLOCK!
April 5th
Open to the Public


For April’s First Friday, URBhana, will promote EARTHFEST  during the ART ON THE BLOCK ! Celebration of Spring and the opening of the Dogwood Arts Festival
 Featured artists Cynthia Markert and Wendy williams
Music by “An atlas to Follow”
Cynthia Markert
This is our second annual
 Join URBhana as we celebrate Environmental Awareness and the Arts with our neighbors on the 100 Block of Gay Street. Galleries and businesses will feature local artists,the street and park will have performances by Stef Mahon, Nashville songwriter, Aerialists,Jugglers, Fire Spinners and Drum Circle
Please join us at URBhana at 115 South Gay St, Knoxville, for wine and snacks, and learn about Earthfest and it’s importance.
 URBhana’s First Friday event is free and open to the public.
For more information please call 865-523-3800 or go to


April First Friday 2012


April 1st Friday with the 100 block and Art On The Block was a huge success!



 New News!

URBhana is stripping for the Holidays with the Naked Executive!

One of URBhana’s life-coaching clients and now collaborators, Kelly Morton Davies, has joined the URBhana team to amplify our life coaching and personal development programs, and add more success stories like hers.

The Naked Execute at URBhana

Click the image above to learn more about Kelly and to follow The Naked Executive








January First Friday


6pm-9pm.First Friday, January 6th

January First Friday


at URBhana – 115 S. Gay Street.

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December First Friday

First Friday, December 2nd.


at URBhana – 115 S. Gay Street.

New Paintings by Beth Meadows


performance previews by Circle Modern Dance,

of their Modern Dance Primitive Light 2011

A series of pieces based on their moto

“Every body has the right to dance.”

performances by Circle Modern Dance will be promptly


7pm and 8pm 

*read below for more about

Beth Meadows  and Circle Modern Dance

Wine, Art, Music!

Artwork for sale and the exhibit is open to the public.


Beth Meadows is an artist living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her primary medium is acrylic on canvas. Her paintings are typically narrative, depicting imaginative and grand scenes with figures in them. They are set at nighttime and cover a range of themes inspired by fashion, architecture, literature, and film in conjunction with personal experience.


Circle Modern Dance proudly presents the 20th annual production of Modern Dance Primitive Light, December 15, 16, and 17, 2011.

Modern Dance Primitive Light (MDPL) has become an anticipated solstice celebration of movement and creativity in Knoxville. Year after year, this unique event provides audiences with an intimate connection with dancers, performance artists, and live musicians while being immersed in the warm ambiance of the Laurel Theater. CMD strives to showcase the talent and creativity found here in Knoxville. Performers new and expert combine their efforts and their hearts to create a dance experience that is one of a kind.

This performance is appropriate for all ages. Audience members are encouraged to bring pillows as seating is limited. For any additional information, please contact Nathan Barrett, MDPL Director, Circle Modern Dance, 865-309-5309 or visit us at or on Facebook. Tickets, if available, will be $15 and $10 at the door.

Modern Dance Primitive Light 2011 is made possible with grants and support of The East Tennessee Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Arts & Culture Alliance.

This performance helps further the mission of Circle Modern Dance to provide opportunities to area dancers, musicians, and performance artists to showcase their work. It is Circle’s philosophy that everyone is a dancer and every body has the right to danc

 EVENTS at URBhana


November First Friday!

November, 4th, 2011

Photography by Ashley Overton

Come out for First Friday. Wine, Music, and Art from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

“Make Haste Slowly”, is an experimentation in natural light and the way it manipulates an image. I took these photos on the roof of my building as the sun went down. I find a lot of beauty in a naturally lit image. The way the sun can change the color of hair or skin or a garment, and the way light can affect the contrast of a black and white photograph.”

The Songbirds will be performing, and will be a beautiful accompaniment to the work




October First Friday – October 7th!


Photographer Molly Harrell invites you to join her for First Friday, at URBhana, 115 Gay St, Knoxville, TN, to attend her photography show opening “The Nudes”. This recent collection of nudes, photographed over a period of several months, will be on display thru October 31.  A graduate of The University of Tennessee 1986, and The Art Institute of Atlanta 2002, Molly currently resides in Columbia, SC, as a commercial photographer specializing in portraits. Her fascination with the beauty of the human body has led to a continued love of photographing people in the nude.

For this show, Molly works primarily with black and white images. A mix of framed works, images printed on canvas, and mixed media will be featured.


October 16th, 2011 –  Dr Sketchy’s Knoxville


Go to for tickets and more details. See you there!


SUNDAY, 10/16/11 AT 3:00 PM…

Bring your favorite medium, whether it be pastels, pencils, or sharpies and prepare for a day of drinking, drawing, and debauchery!

So how does this work?

With the help of our hostess, the Silly Spitfire, Nipsy Tussle and Emcee, The Sweet Little Psycho, Kisa von Teasa, we will bring you performances by students from Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio the amazing:

David Stewart and Kristina Mynatt

then there’s a surprise teaser performance of the UPCOMING November Session with a special EXCLUSIVE SNACK that you can really wrap your mouth around.

You’ll also get to come face to face with a few of the cringe-worthy crew of Frightworks!

In between acts, get your pencils ready because these same performers will be modeling in a series of poses just for you to get to draw them! There will be a number of ridiculous drawing contests involved where you could get to take home some really sweet swag!

Not much of an artist?

That’s okay! Only about half of the people who come to Dr. Sketchy’s are actually professional artists. Lots of people who have never drawn before attend Dr. Sketchy’s. We’re a fun, non-judgmental environment to try your hand at drawing.

Plus we are also featuring some light entertainment for non-sketchers starting this month…ooh lah and lah!

So, you ready to be an art monkey?

You know you wanna. Here are the details:

$8.00 Admission for anyone who will be drawing if you BUY YOUR PASS IN ADVANCE through; SEATING may be limited so bring a folding chair in your car just in case.

$10.00 Admission at the door for anyone who will be drawing.

$5.00 Admission for non-drawers if you want to join us, hang out and enjoy the atmosphere (we call it the voyeur fee/perv seating – you best not be sketchin’).

Doors are opening PROMPTLY at 2:45 pm and the sketching will be from 3 to 6 pm. Light SNACKS will b e provided and you are free to BYOB!

September 16th, 2011 –   The Naked Executive Book Release Party!

Angela’s coaching client Kelly Davies is reaping the benefits of coaching by celebrating the publishing of her book and movement: “The Naked Executive, How telling the truth can change your life.” Please join us Friday, September, 16th for her book signing and media blitz 5-8pm at URBhana.


Kelly Morton Davies - The Naked Executive