The MLK Gallery of Arts Tribute will kick-off the 2020 King Week Celebration. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission is partnering with the
Arts & Alliance of Greater Knoxville to provide this annual occasion. The Galley of Arts Tribute is a juried exhibition developed to recognize local artists and most
importantly honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fine art will be displayed in the Atrium and North Wall galleries of the beautifully-restored Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, which
is located in Knoxville's downtown arts anchor location. The exhibit will be showcased from January 3 thru January 31 , 2020, which will feature works by African and African American artists
that reflect the themes of Unity, Community, Love, Racial Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Civil Rights.
The Arts & Culture Alliance and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission announce a call for entries for the fourth annual Gallery of
Arts Tribute, developed to recognize local artists and honor the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Approximately 40-50 fine art works of all media will be selected for display in the
Balcony gallery of the beautifully-restored Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and additional hours for special events.
Artwork should be delivered on Monday December 23 or Monday December 30, 2019, between 9:00 AM – 5:00
The exhibition seeks to feature works by artists living within 50 miles of Knoxville.
Artwork should provide one or more of the following:
+ A response to the 2020 theme of Let Freedom Ring: Through Social Justice, Economic Empowerment, Love, Peace, and Unity, which dervied from the
famous quote, “Whatever affects one dierctly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
+ A reflection of the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
+ Pertinence to the themes of Unity, Community, Love, Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Civil Rights
Entries must be original and completed within the last five years in the following categories: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking,
photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). The maximum allowed size is 60” x 60” in any direction including frame or stand. Weight is not to exceed 50 lbs. unless special arrangements are made.
Artwork must be suitably framed/mounted and wired for installation.
There is no entry fee. Each artist may bring up to three pieces for consideration. Artwork and application should be delivered to the Emporium
Center, 100 S. Gay Street in downtown
Knoxville, on Monday, December 23 or Monday, December 30, 2019 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Directions/parking information for the Emporium may be found at http://www.knoxalliance.com/visit-the-emporium.
For more information please contact Jackie Clay at Admin@MLKKnoxville.com