The Central Collective

923 N. Central St. Knoxville, TN

 

Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Dale's Fried Pie Pop Up Shop (with Coffee, Ice Cream and Flowers!)

White & Black Modern Coffee Quote Photo Collage.jpg

Pie + coffee + ice cream + flowers— what could be more delightful?

Join Dale’s Fried Pies, with special guests Refill Coffee Cart, Sevier Blumen flowers, and It’s All So Yummy ice cream for a pop-up fried pie, flower, ice cream, and coffee shop! Dale will be serving sweet and savory pies and coffee to help you start your Sunday morning. If you’ve been missing seeing Dale’s Fried Pies at farmer’s markets and festivals, this is your chance to grab a pie and say hi! Andrew with Refill Coffee will be on hand to get you your caffeine fix, and Kim from It’s All So Yummy will be serving up ice cream (the perfect accompaniment for fried pies)! We’ll also be joined by our friends at Sevier Blumen flowers.

We will also be accepting donations for the Alzheimer’s Association of Tennessee.

View Event →
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

“How Did We Get Here?” Photo Gallery & Pop-Up Portrait Studio by Jalynn Baker

unnamed.jpg

Enjoy a night of listening and learning hosted by Jalynn Baker.

Will we ever make progress if we haven’t explored our past? “How Did We Get Here?” is an interactive photography show that engages this very question. Knoxville photographer, Jalynn Baker is collecting portraits and stories of immigration to the United States to reveal some of the different ways that people have become inhabitants of this country. Whether arriving as adults or as children; by choice or by necessity; whether born into a migrant family or born and raised in the states, the inhabitants of this land make up a beautiful nation of immigrants and natives.

“How Did We Get Here?” celebrates the unique mix of heritage that finds a home in the United States while encouraging love and understanding, in a climate where hatred is being spewed regarding the origins of our neighbors. The interactive show will allow viewers to listen to others’ immigration stories while also providing the opportunity (if desired) to have their portrait taken and their family heritage added to the collection of stories. This project is for everyone who calls the United States their home.

Light refreshments from around the world will be served.

View Event →
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Farewell to Summer Dinner with Table Forty9

Screen Shot 2019-08-01 at 2.06.21 PM.png
  • Cost is $89 for five course meal including gratuity. Tickets are available here.

  • Note: Dinner is BYOB, and glasses will be provided for your convenience.

  • Questions to: Tel: 865.297.3010  |  Email: info@tableforty9.com

Join Paul and Franchesca Sellas of Table Forty9.

TABLE Forty9’s dinner parties are a gastronomic affair, where we supply community, a fun atmosphere, and of course amazing food. You will feel as though you are at a friend’s dinner party where you will experience a sense of community, make memories, and lasting friendships. Join us for an amazing five course dinner, where Chef Paul will highlight the local Summer produce that we love.

View Event →
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Life Drawing Sessions with Knox Draw

Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 2.57.51 PM.png
  • 10$ cash donation

  • 18+ event with 21+ BYOB

  • inquiries: Jared@knoxdraw.com

  • Regular updates on Instagram @knx_draw

From Knox Draw:

For anyone interested in growing their life drawing skills focusing on the human physique. These are not taught lessons or classes, rather a non-pressured study session. They last about 2 hours with increasing duration of poses.

Currently, the group meets on Wednesdays with a new (nude) model each time. We pay the model and we pay for the space, so we ask for a $10 donation to cover these costs. These sessions are carded 18+ and BYOB.

View Event →
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Parlor: First Friday with Risa Hricovsky

rug one.jpg

Parlor is an exhibition which employs hyperrealism and surrealism through the use of simulacrums. Porcelain is used to represent rugs, plants and flowers, where the ceramic objects are juxtaposed with actual examples of the parodies; pipe cleaners become a structural material to create furniture. Fragility and impermanence are contrasted with their porcelain opposites, and furniture which is reliable and sturdy is cast as comparatively light and insubstantial, though just as ecologically permanent. The immersive exhibition uses uncanny mimicry ask how one understands what is real, and to question ideological perceptions of materiality. 

——— 

Risa Hricovsky is a post-discipline/installation artist. Her work pushes boundaries between painting and sculpture, and between art, design and craft. Risa received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Bowling Green State University. Risa has exhibited nationally and internationally and she has attended many prestigious residencies. Most notable residencies are The Studios at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skealskor, Denmark and  SIM in Reykjavik. Iceland. Currently, Risa is an Assistant Professor of Art at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.

View Event →
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Queer the Vote: Silent Disco

67600006_10157375653895970_6907665433382354944_n.jpg

Hosted by the Tennessee Equality Project

RSVP HERE

From the Tennessee Equality Project:

It’s almost time for the Knoxville General Election and we’re making sure you’re registered to vote with a Silent Disco dance party you don’t want to miss. The Tennessee Equality Project invites you to come OUT to Queer the Vote at The Central Collective on Thursday, September 12th! Silent Disco Knox will have playlists so #loud and #proud that you’ll be sashay-ing straight to the polls.

Come for the politics, stay for the party. Not registered to vote? Tennessee Equality Project volunteers will be on-site to help get you registered. We’ll be around all night to answer your questions about the upcoming election, issues affecting our community, and how you can help advocate for the equal rights of LGBTQ+ people across the State of Tennessee.

This event is free, although donations to the Tennessee Equality Project are encouraged at the door. There will be drinks for sale (you must be 21+ with a valid ID to purchase alcohol). You must be 18 or older to attend.

We are reclaiming our time: the event will be from 7-10PM. It's a LOUD + PROUD celebration of great music, good friends and community pride ... all brought to you by the Tennessee Equality Project. See you there!

More about TEP: The Tennessee Equality Project advocates for the equal rights of LGBTQ people in Tennessee. We do this through legislative advocacy. That means we lobby the Tennessee General Assembly and local governments around the state. When there is an important federal issue, like bills that include anti-LGBTQ adoption language, we help you make your voice heard with your federal officials. For more information visit https://www.tnep.org/

View Event →
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Good Sport Night

Location: Meet at The Central Collective at 3pm SHARP

Food and Drink: BYOB. Dinner Provided (please send us an email at info@thecentralcollective.com with dietary restrictions).

Dress Code: We will be walking on grass, so no heels. =)

Physical Activity: Low-Medium

Good Sport Level: 3/5

CALLING ALL GOOD SPORTS! 

Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, glass blowing, pizza making, trapeze lessons, an underground arcade, and a miniature horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, don't hesitate to give us a shout! Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

View Event →
Oct
13
6:15 PM18:15

Good Sport Night

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event will be off-site at a location in downtown Knoxville. Location will be emailed by 7pm on Friday, October 11.

CALLING ALL SPOOKY GOOD SPORTS! 

Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, glass blowing, pizza making, trapeze lessons, an underground arcade, and a miniature horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, don't hesitate to give us a shout! Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Location: OFFSITE

Food and Drink: None provided.

Dress Code: Jacket and comfortable shoes

Physical Activity: Medium - some walking

Good Sport Level: 3/5

View Event →
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Pumpkin Carving Party

Central Collective.png

$20 ticket cost includes pumpkin, carving tools, and light refreshments (BYOB)

Get in the fall spirit with some good old fashioned pumpkin carving. We'll supply your pumpkin and tools, carving templates and inspiration, a Halloween movie, and seasonal snacks. And the best part— we’ll clean up all the pumpkin gunk when you’re done! All the best parts of pumpkin carving with none of the hassle.

View Event →

Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Life Drawing Sessions with Knox Draw

Screen Shot 2019-05-16 at 2.57.51 PM.png
  • 10$ cash donation

  • 18+ event with 21+ BYOB

  • inquiries: Jared@knoxdraw.com

  • Regular updates on Instagram @knx_draw

From Knox Draw:

For anyone interested in growing their life drawing skills focusing on the human physique. These are not taught lessons or classes, rather a non-pressured study session. They last about 2 hours with increasing duration of poses.

Currently, the group meets on Wednesdays with a new (nude) model each time. We pay the model and we pay for the space, so we ask for a $10 donation to cover these costs. These sessions are carded 18+ and BYOB.

View Event →
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

French Table Dinner with Table Forty9

53662390_641303702989842_359517985632681984_o.jpg
  • Cost is $78 for five course meal including gratuity. Tickets are available here.

  • Note: Dinner is BYOB, and glasses will be provided for your convenience.

  • Questions to: franchesca.sellas@tableforty9.com

    TABLE Forty9’s dinner parties are a gastronomic affair, where we supply community, a fun atmosphere, and of course amazing food. You will feel as though you are at a friend’s dinner party where you will experience a sense of community, make memories, and lasting friendships. Join Table Forty9 for this very special pop-up dinner in honor of The Gazebo Café, the French restaurant owned by Chef Paul's parents for twenty years. A five course dinner will be created celebrating the French cuisine he grew up cooking along side his father.

View Event →
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Pasta Making Class with Table Forty9

Screen Shot 2019-04-09 at 11.08.09 PM.png

Class cost if $54. Purchase your tickets from Table Forty9 HERE.

Inquiries to Tel: 865.297.3010  |  Email: info@tableforty9.com

Chef Paul of Table Forty9 will lead you through a cooking class focusing on pasta making at home. The class is BYOB, so please feel free to bring your favorite beverage to compliment these savory dishes.

View Event →
May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Mini Horse Photobooth and Group Art Show

image by  Feral Giant

image by Feral Giant

unnamed.jpg

Have you always wanted to meet a miniature horse? Or maybe you have a secret desire to own a horse statue customized by your favorite Knoxville artist. Perhaps you’d like to donate to Horse Haven of Tennessee, a non-profit that rehabilitates and re-homes abused and neglected horses in Tennessee. Well boy howdy, we have the event for you!

Join us for a miniature horse photobooth with Horse Haven’s mascot Twinkie hosted by Poynter Photo Co. For a donation of $20 or more you can have your photo taken with Twinkie. You’ll also have the chance to purchase funky and unique horse statues customized by local artists including Ashley Adair, Tricia Bateman, Amy Campbell, Hannah Bingham, Nick DeFord, Melissa Everett, Katie Gonzalez, Hannah Harper, Darlene Hensley, Kelly Hider, Dale Mackey, Jason Amos Oaks, Adam Newman and Josh Shorey.

Central Collective co-founder Dale Mackey will be participating as a “celebrity dancer” in Horse Haven’s annual fundraiser, Dancing for the Horses. If you’d like to contribute but are unable to attend this event, you can contribute to Dale’s campaign here.

View Event →
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Intro to Tap!

Tuesdays April 9, 16, 23 and 30 • 6-7pm

1.jpg

Did you always want to dance like Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, or Savion Glover but somehow never got around to taking any classes? Well, it’s not too late! Join us for four weeks of beginning tap classes for adults. You’ll learn the difference between a flap and a slap, how to shuffle off to Buffalo, and why a cramp roll isn’t something that requires a doctor visit. You’ll improve your rhythm and musicality in a welcoming, low-pressure environment. And at the end of four weeks, you'll have a good grasp on the fundamentals of tap technique.

  • Tap shoes are preferred, but if you aren't ready to commit to a pair, please wear shoes with a hard, solid sole. No sneakers or rubber soles of any kind.

  • Wear clothing you can move in but isn't excessively baggy.

1-1.jpg

About the Instructor: Your teacher, Casey Fox, is an erstwhile performer who’s taught all kinds of dance classes, but tap is her true love. Casey is currently a librarian, grant writer, and cocktail maven, but in her earlier years she was an actor, burlesque performer, and dance instructor. She appeared in more than twenty professional theatre productions before graduating high school, at which point she took a gap year and gave the nomadic life of an actor a shot. She didn't love it, so went to college and made extra money teaching dance classes. She's performed with the Tennessee Stage Company and was a founding member of Knoxville's Salome Cabaret. Favorite performances include Singin' in the RainSmoke on the Mountain, and A Streetcar Named Desire

View Event →
Apr
12
1:30 PM13:30

Meet Henry the Sloth

Access online auction to bid on 1:30, 1:45 and 4:15pm slot.

Our pal Henry the Sloth is coming back to the Central Collective, and he wants to meet you! Unlike most sloths, Henry is comfortable with humans because his parents had him in captivity after being relocated from Guyana due to deforestation and rampant poaching in the region. We’re so lucky for the opportunity to meet a sweet little dude like Henry, and to support the amazing educational and preservation mission of the Wildlife Discovery Center. Read more about Henry, his family and the WDC below, and then book your spot to have your picture taken with Henry.*

IMPORTANT: You MUST reserve a slot to meet Henry. Each slot is $75 and includes a ten minute photo session with 1-2 people and access to downloadable photos of your visit via an online gallery.  All proceeds go to the Wildlife Discovery Center.

  • Age limit is 15 and older. 

  • We recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes early to make sure you don't miss your time slot.

  • Please do not wear perfume (sloths hate it!) or dangly jewelry (sloths love it!)

*Henry's comfort is our biggest concern. While we will make every effort to get a picture of you holding Henry, we won't make him do anything he doesn't want to.  If for some reason Henry isn't feeling up for getting his picture taken with you, you will receive a full refund.  

---

Henry is a one and a half year-old, Linnaeus Two-Fingered Sloth. He was born at a wildlife rescue facility near Miami and his parents originated from Guyana and due to deforestation and rampant poaching in that region, had to come into captivity.  Henry is part of the Species Survival Plan to be part of an assurance population in North America and make sure that this species doesn’t go extinct. Henry now resides with the Curator of the Wildlife Discovery Center where he receives specialized care and lots of TLC. 

Henry will be joined by Rob Carmichael. Rob is the founder/curator of the Gold Medal Award Winning Wildlife Discovery Center. In addition to his curatorial duties, he also works with National Geographic and Smithsonian Channel in a number of wildlife documentaries. He has teamed up with 7-time Emmy Award winning cinematographer Neil Rettig. Rob also speaks at a number of international symposia including the International Union of Conservation of Nature's Crocodile Specialist Group. Rob teaches Environmental Biology and Herpetology at several nearby colleges. He is married to a school teacher/coach who is earning her doctorate in education, and, two very talented daughters who are professional athletes and work for Naked Foods!

The WDC is an award winning, accredited, free admission zoo/nature center with a mission to motivate all generations to come to know, respect and protect our challenged and often endangered ecosystems with a focus on their wildlife. This nature center features over 200 species of animals including reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals and focuses on wildlife and ecological conservation.

 

View Event →
Apr
1
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Indigo and Shibori Dyeing with Aaron Head

Screen.jpg
itajime door_preview.jpg
  • Join Aaron Head, Nashville-based visual artist, for an introduction to Indigo and Shibori workshop on Sunday, May 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will learn basics of shibori dyeing, with an emphasis on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) techniques. Materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Students will leave with dyed items along with a handout detailing the dye process.

     

    • Learn basics of Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) shibori dyeing.
    • Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat.
    • One yard of cotton fabric will provided. All dye materials are provided.
    • Feel free to bring small goods to dye. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop.
    • Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash.

---

window clips_preview.jpg

Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Nashville, TN. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison and has traveled to teach workshops throughout the Southeast. His art practice investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending and hand- stitching. 

View Event →
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Jubilee Game Gauntlet

0.jpeg

Join Jubilee Games for their Game Gauntlet! Play a series of board games. Compete to earn the most points. Become
the Gauntlet Champion.

No prior game knowledge is required as each game will be taught at the
event. Come have a great time meeting new people, playing new games,
and becoming a champion!

The last Jubilee Game Gauntlet went so well that they wanted to do it again!
Better than the games themselves are the people who have been a part
of their events. So come have fun and get to know some very cool people
and maybe earn the title of Jubilee Game Gauntlet Champion like Mike!

 

View Event →
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Good Sport Night

IMPORTANT!!! THIS GOOD SPORT NIGHT WILL BE HELD OFF SITE. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE EMAILED LOCATION (NEAR DOWNTOWN) BY 4PM ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

CALLING ALL GOOD SPORTS:

Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: glass blowing, a walking tour of North Knoxville, trapeze lessons, pizza making with A Dopo Pizza, nude figure drawing, a yacht ride down the Tennessee river, and a miniature horse petting zoo (to name a few). These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns regarding dietary preferences, physical ability, or anything else, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Alcohol: Beverages Included

Food: Light Refreshments

Dress Code: Casual Cocktail Party Attire (Optional)

Physical Activity: Medium/low

Good Sport Level: 2/5

View Event →
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Pop Up Dinner Party with Table Forty9

53800878_641302972989915_6422002003408322560_o.jpg
  • Cost is $78 for five course meal including gratuity. Tickets are available here.

  • Note: Dinner is BYOB, and glasses will be provided for your convenience.

  • Questions to: franchesca.sellas@tableforty9.com

Join Paul and Franchesca Sellas (formerly of Rebel Kitchen) as they launch their new venture, Table Forty9.

Table Forty9's dinner parties are a gastronomic affair, where we supply community, a fun atmosphere, and of course amazing food. You will feel as though you are at a friend's dinner party where you will experience a sense of community, make memories, and lasting friendships. 

As you arrive, you will be greeted with a complimentary beverage, and enjoy a time of conversations. For dinner, Chef Paul will create a seasonal inspired Five-Course menu. Chef Paul is very passionate about using fresh quality ingredients, therefore he sources local & organic produce, humanely raised meats, and sustainable wild-caught fish and seafood. 

View Event →
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Pop Up Dinner Party with Table Forty9

54114875_641305649656314_5083185080050909184_o.jpg
  • Cost is $78 for five course meal including gratuity. Tickets are available here.

  • Note: Dinner is BYOB, and glasses will be provided for your convenience.

  • Questions to: franchesca.sellas@tableforty9.com

Join Paul and Franchesca Sellas (formerly of Rebel Kitchen) as they launch their new venture, Table Forty9.

Table Forty9's dinner parties are a gastronomic affair, where we supply community, a fun atmosphere, and of course amazing food. You will feel as though you are at a friend's dinner party where you will experience a sense of community, make memories, and lasting friendships. 

As you arrive, you will be greeted with a complimentary beverage, and enjoy a time of conversations. For dinner, Chef Paul will create a seasonal inspired Five-Course menu. Chef Paul is very passionate about using fresh quality ingredients, therefore he sources local & organic produce, humanely raised meats, and sustainable wild-caught fish and seafood. 

View Event →
Feb
24
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Indigo and Shibori Dyeing with Aaron Head

Screen.jpg
itajime door_preview.jpg
  • Join Aaron Head, Nashville-based visual artist, for an introduction to Indigo and Shibori workshop on Sunday, February 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will learn basics of shibori dyeing, with an emphasis on Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) techniques. Materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own small, natural fiber items to dye if time allows. Students will leave with dyed items, along with a handout detailing the dye process.

     

    • Learn basics of Itajime (shape resist) and Kumo (twist resist) shibori dyeing.
    • Learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat.
    • One yard of cotton fabric will be provided. All dye materials are provided.
    • Feel free to bring small goods to dye. Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop.
    • Wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained. The dye will splash.

---

window clips_preview.jpg

Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, critic, and visual artist based in Nashville, TN. He has worked for The Arts Company as Gallery Associate, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment as Gallery Coordinator/Curator, and the Kentuck Museum Association as Artist Liaison and has traveled to teach workshops throughout the Southeast. His art practice investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, hand-mending and hand- stitching. 

View Event →
Jan
26
8:30 PM20:30

Do The Joke Thing with Mat Alano-Martin and Dwight Simmons

DTJT---11x17---Central-Collective.jpg

Doors 8pm // Show 8:30pm

Cost: $10 (BUY ONLINE or cash at door)

BYOB!

Mat Alano-Martin and Dwight Simmons bring their Do The Joke Thing comedy tour to Central Collective for an evening of thought provoking comedy, with special guests Jeff Blank and Emaleigh Gwin.

Mat Alano-Martin comes to comedy with a comedic style that bridges the social and political views of his indie-rock background with the attitude and sensibilities of his rural and blue collar youth. His albums “Profiled as Such” and "Blood Mouth can be heard on Sirius/XM and he is a recurring guest on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show. He has worked with such notable acts as Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and Marc Maron and has performed at several festivals and prominent showcases across the country and beyond including Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and the 11th Annual Hong Kong International Comedy Festival.

Dwight Simmons has an engaging comedic presence that has allowed him to connect with audiences all over the country. In 2015, his debut album "Pacifist Aggressive" reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. More recently, Dwight has been selected to the Memphis, Limestone, Crom and Crossroads Comedy Festivals. His comedy has been featured on Moveon.org and Thrillist.com. He is the host of the web-series BrewTube Comedy and a contributing writer for Craftbeer.com and CollegeHumor.

View Event →
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy! With Geoff Tate and Trey Galyon

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm

Cost: $10 online // $12 door

BYOB!

GEOFF TATE

GEOFF TATE

Geoff Tate is most likely watching "Cheers" right now. A Cincinnati-based comedian, he has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and regularly tours with Doug Benson & Doug Stanhope. He made his television debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and is a regular on Doug Loves Movies, as well as Getting Doug with High. He has performed at music and comedy festivals like Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Limestone and he has two albums available at the Doug Stanhope store

TREY GALYON

TREY GALYON

Trey Galyon started his comedy career in Austin, TX in 2000. He was a multiple finalist in the ‘Funniest Person in Austin’ Contest and was called the ‘Anti Hero of Comedy’ by the Austin Chronicle.  He moved to Brooklyn in 2008 and has continued to maintain an underground following around the NYC comedy scene. He's performed at The New York Comedy Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, ShowTime's Latino Laff Festival and is a regular on the 'Doug Loves Movies' podcast and the 'Getting Doug With High' web series . His new album 'Trey Galyon - Live at Creep Records' will be available soon!

View Event →
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Knoxvollidays Holiday Concert to Benefit The Love Kitchen

46684435_2211875555800551_4546984414877319168_o.jpg

Cost: $10 at the door, 100% of proceeds to benefit The Love Kitchen

Now that it's coming to the end of another year, how about we all come together to celebrate the holidays? We'll have a multitude of musicians performing their own, special take on holiday and Christmas tunes. They'll be performing "in-the-round" style, playing with others they may never have performed with together before!

Not only will it be a wonderful evening of music, but we'll also be giving all of the proceeds to help The Love Kitchen here in Knoxville. They have been working hard in order to help the folks of our community. We'll even have some baked goods available for purchase to help raise as much as we can. Now's our chance to give back!

*****

Master of Ceremonies: Adeem the Artist

-Brandon Gibson (Marble City Opera, the "Mayor of Knoxville")
-Josiah (of Josiah & The Greater Good)
-Zack Miles and Madison Brown
-Hana Vincent Rothenberg (of Marigold Moon)
-Roland Dixon (singer-songwriter and part of Roger Alan Wade Big Ass Happy Family Jubilee Orchestra)
-Victor Agreda Jr (WUOT host, comedian, voice actor, entrepreneur), doing a special spoken-word piece
-Jason Hanna (Dixie Ghost, Colonel Williams House Band)
-Pale Root
-Evie Andrus, the "Barefoot Fiddler" and Buffalo Fiasco
-Brandon Fulson
-Tanner Rutherford, singer-songwriter, producer and member of Brit Lit
-Joey English
-Luke Brogden of Southern Cities
-Emily Force-Tinsley of Common Creatures 
-Jarius Bush with special guests

Our All-Star House Band:

Matt MontgomeryAndrew TinsleyJohn Stirling Walsh of Southern CitiesEvie Andrus of Buffalo FiascoGeorge Middlebrooks

Look out for additions, it's a party! Each artist plays 1 or 2 of their favorite classic holiday tunes or a holiday-themed original. They come up in flights of 1-3 unless it's a band already and they'll do it as 1 mini-set. There'll be one major intermission halfway through the night for leg-stretchin', drink-refillin', conversation and potty breaks.

View Event →
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Become a Living Portrait with High Five Hannie

Dale Portrait 1.JPG
IMG_5763.JPG

Become a real, live portrait in just an hour. Hannah Bingham of High Five Hannie will paint your portrait in real time. The unique catch is, it’s going to be of you, on you! Shawn Poynter of Poynter Photo Co. will take a collection of photographs of you, in your painted state, which you’ll be able to use as the coolest profile photo of all time. This will definitely give you something to brag about and maybe even something to scratch off of your Bucket List.

You can be painted solo or with a friend or sweetheart! If you’d like to be photographed as a couple, make sure to select “couple” at check out and schedule consecutive time slots.

You’ll be painted and photographed from the shoulders up. With your choice of “nude” portrait, your shoulders bare and painted (giving the illusion that you’re sophisticatedly nude), or wearing a shirt you’d like to be photographed in (but that can be painted on).

The paint is fragrance free, water based face paint, made for sensitive skin and washes off with soap and water. Paint used on your shirt will be water based, acrylic paint, but wont come out. Prepare to come human and leave portraited.

Hannah Face Paint.JPG
  •  There will only be 5 spots available. Get your ticket ASAP!

  • Note: Please arrive 15 minute prior to your portrait session.

  • Your session will last around 1 hour.

High Five Hannie is a self-taught artist, transplant to Knoxville. She’s been finding new ways to experience and create art for 10 years. She’s known locally for her award winning Knoxville Biscuit painting, pets in wigs portraits, and mini caricatures.

Shawn Poynter is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. He specializes in reportage, portraiture, and travel photography. He is also one glorious half of The Central Collective.

View Event →
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: The Tiniest Nail with Aaron Sanders Head

24yJD8GA.jpg

From Aaron Sanders Head:

“May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful.” - Mary Oliver

One of the primary reasons I am drawn to textiles is the accessibility of the medium. At its core, the only required tools for sewing are fabric, needle, thread and time. Each of the pieces in this collection is made up of the tiniest, most basic component—a stitch. With this collection of work, and all of my work, I am attempting to stretch the limits of the beautiful, important and useful work that can be created with the smallest, most basic components.

This collection of work is composed of large, intricately stitched pieces, and patchwork wall-hangings. The stitch work I create is inspired by Sashiko, a style of decorative reinforcement that emerged in the Edo era of Japan. Sashiko is a rigid type of stitching with specific parameters. I learned those rules in order to break those rules and develop my own stitching voice. The patchwork pieces are inspired by traditional quilt and quilt blocks, but I enjoy the freedom of improvisation and the less rigid rules that come with that.

With my materials, I am committed to using only plant-based and natural dyes. All of the thread I use is hand dyed wool using plant-based dye materials, including osage, madder, indigo, black walnut and more. I often stitch intuitively, not quite knowing where the pattern will resolve, but trusting the process and materials. The patchwork pieces are hand-dyed by me using an organic indigo dye vat, along with other natural dyes like osage and cochineal. The natural dye process is long and less predictable, but the environmental and stylistic benefits are worth the exploratory process. Each piece is completely hand made, and completely impossible to reproduce exactly. 

Aaron Sanders Head is a curator, writer, and traveling, teaching artist based in Nashville, TN. His work personal work investigates, restores, and reinterprets historical textile practices, with a focus on natural dyes, handiwork, hand-mending and hand-stitching. Aaron explores the intersections of practices of the past with contemporary craft, and the ways that sewing and textile arts can aid in increasing diversity and representation in the creative class.

View Event →
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Moth Flock Presents: Pokeweed Jamboree

pokeweed.jpg

Join The Moth Flock and the Fearsome Critters for a moonshine-soaked celebration of bluegrass, kudzu, and Summer nights in the holler. It's sure to be a hoot. Everyone from the Old Time Mountain Vegetable Band to a gang of curious possums will be there to greet you! Only at the Central Collective. 

unnamed-1.jpg

Artist Bio: East Tennessee-born artist Michael Arpino, better known as The Moth Flock, describes himself as an Appalachian Revelatory Folk Artist. More of a conduit than a creator, he plucks his imagery out of thin air like you'd snatch a firefly from midflight as you stumble through the darkness. He creates a hallucinatory fever dream world where magical critters and forest spirits alike coexist under a sleepy moon, inviting you to join their world that is one part whimsical, one part totemic, and one part surreal.

View Event →
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Good Sport Night

CALLING ALL GOOD SPORTS! 

Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, a walking tour of North Knoxville, live music with swing dance lessons, a yacht trip on the Tennessee River and a mini horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

Worried that you won't be able to participate because of dietary restrictions, physical ability or other preferences? We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Alcohol: BYOB

Food: Light snacks

Dress Code: None

Physical Activity: Low

Good Sport Level: 5/5

View Event →
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Boundaries: First Friday with Bitsy Voce

Bitsy_1.jpg

From Artist Bitsy Voce:

Growing up in the midst of conflicting ideologies, I developed a dark and absurdist sense of humor, one which I translate through embroidered imagery. My art is a reflection upon myself as a young woman incapable of fitting within the southern cultural framework in which I was given. Although the subject matter ranges from nonsensical to grotesque, it is still meticulously woven within the confines of conventional womanly craft.

Bitsy_2.jpg

BIO: 

Bitsy is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Knoxville where she attended the University of Tennessee. Her mediums of choice are markers, ink, and embroidery. In general, her works are characterized by personifying food in an eerie or humorous manor to create an uncomfortable rift between feelings of comfort and familiarity. She finds the risk of free-handing her ideas directly to the cloth and developing subsequent mistakes energizing.

 

View Event →
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Good Sport Night

Activity: Wouldn't you like to know?

CALLING ALL GOOD SPORTS! 

Here's the deal. You purchase a ticket to a mystery event. Show up to The Central Collective at the specified date and time, and be ready for anything. Past events have included: a live studio game show, a walking tour of North Knoxville, live music with swing dance lessons, a yacht trip on the Tennessee River and a mini horse petting zoo. These are events for folks who are curious, adventurous, and like trying new things & meeting new people.   

Worried that you won't be able to participate because of dietary restrictions, physical ability or other preferences? We'll do our best to give you the information you need to decide if this month's Good Sport Night is right for you. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate to give us a shout! If you show up and cannot participate for an unforeseen reason, we're happy to give you a credit for a future Good Sport Night. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not programmed for children.

Location: The Central Collective

Alcohol: BYOB

Food: Light Snacks  

Dress Code: Something you don't mind getting a little messy

Physical Activity: Low (some standing)

Good Sport Level: 2/5

 

View Event →
Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Advanced Sushi Making Class

(vegan/vegetarian friendly)

NOTE: This class is suitable for beginners as well as those who have taken Kumi's basic sushi making class.  Students who have taken the basic class can attend for a reduced rate of $60.)

Join Kumi Alderman of The Sushi Academy of Knoxville as she teaches us to make five different types of sushi.  This class is suitable for beginners as well as those who have taken basic sushi making. This interactive class will include how to make sushi rice, finding the best ingredients, rolling sushi, decorating sushi platters, and proper use of chopsticks.  Best of all, we'll get to eat the sushi we've made.

You will learn:

  • How to make Sushi Rice

  • How to make Basic Sushi Roll

  • How to make Nigirizushi/Temari 

  • How to make Inarizushi

  • How to make Gunkanmaki

  • How to roll Traditional Japanese Sushi 

  • How to decorate Sushi Platter

View Event →
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: leftovers with Robmat Butler

unnamed.jpg

This is a new body of work that is beginning to explore our relationship with the environment and how it could potentially shape our future. The work is influenced by thoughts of nostalgia and place, human consumption and its implications, and what the consequences of our behaviors might be. The dioramas imagine a fragmented, desolate future after the collapse of technology and civilization. They are visions of what remains, how we may adapt and how we could rebuild from the leftovers.

---

Robmat Butler, a graduate of The University of Tennessee’s MFA program in
sculpture, lives and works in Knoxville, TN.  He received a BFA in Studio Arts with a
minor in Art History from The University of South Florida.  In addition to being the
preparator at The Knoxville Museum of Art, Robmat is an active contemporary artist,
whose work has been shown both nationally and internationally.  His work has, most
recently, been included in Miami’s Art Basel and featured in The Foosaner Art
Museum’s show Naval Gazing.  Robmat also collaborates with Barron Hall as The Art
Team, building site specific, large scale installations. Butler also works as a freelance
fabricator while pursuing an interest in curating local and regional art events.

View Event →
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Basic Sushi Making Class

Class cost is $55.  Purchase via sushiacademytn.com.

Contact sushiacademytn@yahoo.com for more information!

Join Kumi Alderman of The Sushi Academy of Knoxville as she teaches us to make two basic sushi rolls.  This interactive class will include how to make sushi rice, finding the best ingredients, rolling sushi, decorating sushi platters, and proper use of chopsticks.  Best of all, we'll get to eat the sushi we've made.

View Event →
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pizza and a Movie: Romeo and Juliet + A Dopo Pizza with NoKno Cinematheque

unnamed.jpg
  • Ticket includes vegetarian and/0r meat pizza from A Dopo Sourdough Pizza
  • BYOB
  • Doors open: 6:00 PM // Film begins: 7:00 PM

NoKno Cinematheque and The Central Collective are teaming up to provide you with a casual dinner you can eat while enjoying the 90's classic, Romeo and Juliet. Come with your valentine, your pal, or yourself for good eats and a 90-licious film.  Prefer not to eat with us?  No problem!  Swing by and enjoy the movie at no cost.

NoKno Cinematheque Presents:Romeo + Juliet

  • 1996
  • 120 min
  • Romance / Drama
  • PG-13
  • Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, Brian Dennehy, Paul Rudd, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jesse Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Jamie Kennedy, Dash Mihok
View Event →