The Emporium Center is Knoxville’s first true arts center. Originally built in 1898, it re-opened following renovations during the summer of 2004. Located at 100 South Gay Street, the 28,000 square feet of flexible use space houses multiple art galleries showcasing local and regional artists, the administrative offices of the Arts & Culture Alliance, and offices for six other arts and cultural organizations. Additionally, the building houses studio for ten individual artists and rehearsal, classroom and meeting space. Follow the links above to learn more about the Emporium! For information on renting the Emporium for a private event, visit

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These short videos below provide an introduction to the Emporium.

This video features footage from a First Friday downtown:

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Works on display at the Emporium