The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville in cooperation with the local arts community is proud to announce Penny Performances, a new program developed to meet the local arts community’s long-term goal of serving and educating East Tennessee's children. Penny Performances provide every child in Knox County, including home-schooled and private-schooled students, an opportunity to attend local arts and culture events/activities by nearly 30 organizations at the maximum cost of ONE PENNY when accompanied by an adult during the 2012/2013 academic school year. Organizations whose admission is regularly free are offering special programs or gifts for attending Knox County students.
Concerts, plays, dance performances, historic home tours, museums, fairs, festivals, arts workshops, radio broadcasts, movies, and more are part of Penny Performances!
Families may register on this site to receive weekly e-mail reminders about participating events. Most participating performances will allow one paying adult to bring up to three students for one penny each. Proof of Knox County residency (driver's license) will be required for each adult accompanying children ages 5-15. Students ages 16-18, unaccompanied by an adult, must show proof of Knox County Residency and if in a group, at least one in the group of up to four Knox County students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket (if applicable) for the group to be able to participate in Penny Performances. Each participating organization’s specific guidelines are also listed on this web site.
The following organizations are participating in Penny Performances for the 2012/2013 school year: Bijou Theatre, Blount Mansion Association, Circle Modern Dance, Clarence Brown Theatre, Crescent Bend House & Gardens, Dogwood Arts, East Tennessee Historical Society, Fountaiy City Art Center, Frank H. McClung Museum, Alexia's School of Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Go! Contemporary Dance Works, HoLa Hora Latina, James White's Fort, Knoxville Arts & FIne Crafts Center, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Knoxville Choral Society, Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Zoo, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, Momentum Dance Lab, Pellissippi State, Tennessee Children's Dance Ensemble, Tennessee Valley Fair, WDVX, Wild Thyme Players, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, The WordPlayers.
For more information please e-mail or call the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543.
Click here to read an important letter from Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance.