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January 29, 2024 | Katelyn Keenehan

Knoxville in running to be named top Arts District

Vote now for Knoxville on the USA 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards!

Last year, USA Today named Knoxville Arts District the #4 Best Arts District in its 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards. Knoxville has been nominated again this year by a panel of industry experts and editors at the publication.

Annually, this list highlights the best destinations for business, travel recommendations, and exploration of the arts.

The nomination is largely due to the Maker City community and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. The Knoxville-area community of makers, artists, creatives, and small-scale manufacturers supports one another and receives support from local leaders. 2016 marked the creation of the Mayor’s Maker Council, which advocates for programming, partnerships, and opportunities for local artists. According to the Maker City, more than 900 makers belong to the community group and it continues to grow each year. Those makers are participating in regularly scheduled maker meetups, and learning new business skills from one another.

Additionally, the first Friday ArtWalk highlights local musicians, artists, and vendors.

Don’t forget to vote for Knoxville on the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards!

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