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The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of more than sixty East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. We are located in the heart of downtown Knoxville with convenient parking on Gay Street, State Street Parking Garage and Market Square Parking Garage.

Featured Artists

 June 2017

2D Victoria Simmons – Painting/Drawing

From the artist: I have spent most of my life creating images from nature. Whether the light reflecting on a mountain lake, or reflecting in the eyes of a fox, the natural world has always spoken to me. From the time I picked up my first crayon as a small child, I have been drawing animals. Dogs, cats, […]

 

3D Amber Ann Palo – Clay

From the artist: The human figure allows me to express emotions, feelings, and stories with the most subtle of facial expressions and the slightest nuance of body positioning. My figures are a vessel that I can place my emotions into, and a looking glass for the viewer. I sometimes use poetry or verse to directly convey my intent with the piece, but other times leave interpretation entirely to the viewer. The way the viewer interprets the piece is secondary to my desire for the connection to be made between the viewer and my art. My chosen medium is clay. I love the tactile nature of the clay and the feeling of using my hands to form the ideas from my brain and feelings from my heart. In addition to clay, my pieces often utilize “found objects”. I believe that the use of a rusty nail, a weathered piece of wood, or a well-worn child’s toy can lend a tangible bit of our shared human existence to my artwork – and hopefully connect to the viewer’s own unique experiences of memories. My story is one of the major influences in my artwork. I have found love and lost it – and found it again. I have struggled through the physical adversity of Osteo-Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, and the feelings of despair that accompanied it. I have struggled to find confidence in my art – and in myself. At this point in my journey I am better than I have ever been, and my art reflects the joy and healing that I’ve been blessed with.

The Art Market Gallery is unique because it’s owned and operated by more than 60 of the best professional artists in our region. It’s conveniently located at 422 S. Gay Street,  just a few doors away from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery.  The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available in the abutting garage behind the gallery on State Street and street parking is available in front of the gallery on Gay Street.  Parking is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays.  Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,  11a.m. to 9pm on Friday,  11a.m. to 6pm on Saturday,  and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 865-525-5265, or visit artmarketgallery.net, or facebook.com/Art.Market.Gallery.)

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