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Business owners and their families are delighted to discover a wealth of cultural activities that can be found in the heart of East Tennessee.  

Cultural activities

Performing Arts

Fine Arts


  • Dogwood Arts Festival, the longest-running civic celebration in North America, hosting over 350 events for three weeks annually in April
  • Rossini Festival, week-long taste of Europe with opera, jazz, classical and ethnic music

Attractions and Museums

In addition, artist guilds, art museums, arts and crafts communities, galleries, and festivals are abundant in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Some of the finest craftspeople in the world are in the Smoky Mountains region, creating hand-made pottery, exquisite wood carvings, fine paintings, and other crafts.



East Tennessee orchestra

Historic Tennessee Theatre

East Tennessee ballet

East Tennessee plays

East Tennessee art

East Tennessee arts and crafts