EVENTS

Upcoming

  • Grand Anniversary!
    Sat, Oct 08
    Knoxville
    As we approach one full year since our grand opening, we invite you to celebrate this milestone with us! Saturday Oct. 8th we’ll have a community parade, great raffles, game stations, pop up market, food vendors + bar, performances & more.
  • Author Talk with Deesha Philyaw
    Sat, Oct 08
    Knoxville
    Join us in conversation with author Deesha Philyaw as we discuss her debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. This is part of our Grand Anniversary celebration, we hope to see you there!
  • Write It Out with The Bottom and the UT Department of English
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 15
    The Bottom
    Have an interest in writing? Join us for a free monthly writing workshop co-hosted by The Bottom and the UT Department of English!

Event Calendar

Past Events

  • Jul 10, 2021, 9:00 AM
    The (Soon To Be New) Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us this month in cleaning, organizing & refreshing our new building. We’ll be continuously raising funds & offering ways to volunteer & get involved, like Saturday Spruce Ups!
  • Sep 24, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Have an interest in writing? Join us for a free monthly writing workshop co-hosted by The Bottom and the UT Department of English!
  • Sep 13, 6:30 PM – Sep 14, 8:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join The Bottom & Community Defense of East TN for a screening of "Redeemable Son: The Story of a Juvenile Lifer in Tennessee" next Tuesday (9/13).
  • Sep 10, 2:00 PM – Sep 11, 6:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Everyone has old books lying around, give your abandoned books a new life! Join us Saturday Sept. 10th for a book swapping event. You can bring new or gently used books to swap & find new-to-you books to take home!
  • Aug 27, 4:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    The Bottom offers a living exhibit taking viewers on a tour of the original Bottom neighborhood. This exhibit is Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin’s farewell project, a culmination of research on the Bottom neighborhood conducted over the last two years.
  • Aug 25, 5:30 PM – Aug 26, 7:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us for a DIY lemonade bar & conversation with Johnathan Adams, Scholarship Awards & Outreach Manager from Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts!
  • Aug 05, 5:00 PM – Aug 06, 8:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Trinity Rose Anthony is a young creative artist and community member in Knoxville. The Bottom is excited to welcome her to our space to hold her first solo show, kicking off her senior year of high school!
  • Jul 31, 6:00 PM – Aug 01, 8:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us to listen and engage with the words, sights, and sounds of Knoxville’s Youth, as we host an artist space to play, test out ideas, connect, and inspire.
  • Jul 30, 11:00 AM – Jul 31, 6:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    It’s back and better than ever! Come out to Books & BBQ every Saturday in July at The Bottom. Bring your appetite for yummy food and get yourself something new to read in the bookstore. The BBQ is courtesy of Alkemy Food Lab. They’ll have chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers for sale!
  • Jul 30, 10:00 AM – Jul 31, 2:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Come support our young entrepreneurs as they sell the things they've been working on this month!
  • Jul 26, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us for lunch on Tuesdays this summer! Chef London Martin with Hood Palate will be popping up with a tasty taco bar - vegan & vegetarian options will be available.
  • Jul 23, 3:00 PM
    Online Event
    Join us for a virtual conversation with performer, award winning poet, and author Barbara Fant, discussing Mouths of Garden & more!
  • Jul 16, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Knoxville Botanical Garden, 2743 Wimpole Ave B, Knoxville, TN 37914, USA
    Catch us tabling at the 2022 Grooves in the Garden featuring SugaShack Band!!! An outdoor Festival & fundraiser featuring Live Music, DJ, Food/Retail Vendors and a Cash Bar.
  • Jul 05, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online Event
    A confidential and non-judgemental space for support and healing for Black Knoxvillians and our surrounding community. We will discuss how we manage stressors and coping skills by loving on our culture, sharing resources, and building community as it relates to mental health and wellness.
  • Jun 03, 3:00 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us in conversation with writer Jason B. Crawford! We'll be discussing Crawford's newest book of poetry, Year of the Unicorn Kids - tickets include a copy of the book!
  • May 28, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Saturday (5/28) at 11:30am, local author Story Time with Jatrean Sanders joins us for Story Time, she'll be reading her original story "Today Was Not The Same"!
  • May 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Bottom, 2340 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA
    Join us Friday (5/27) for our next Black Creatives Meet up, Game Night edition - we'll have an assortment of board games, card games & refreshments available!