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Ancient Lore Village to host local art events

Officials said they are looking for art that captures the look of Knoxville, the Smokies or an Ancient scene.
Credit: Ancient Lore Village

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Ancient Lore Village is looking for local artists for a series of events in October.

For three weekends in October, people will have the chance to get the first inside look at a complete, furnished dwelling of Ancient Lore Village. 

Ancient Lore will host events to showcase some of the local artists, makers and business people who are helping to make the company a reality. 

“This is the public’s very first opportunity to see what Ancient Lore Village is becoming,” said Matthew Cross, CEO of Ancient Lore Village. “We’ve been telling people about this project since late last year, and so much has changed. Now they can see first-hand what we are talking about.”

Officials said they are looking for art that captures the look of Knoxville, the Smokies or an Ancient scene.

“Ancient Lore Village isn’t about a book or a character – it’s about you, our resort guest. You become the hero of the Ancient Lore Village story. Unlike theme parks and resorts based on already-established stories and characters, the experience each guest has at Ancient Lore Village will be uniquely theirs. We will create a breathtaking one-of-a-kind experience for every person who enters Ancient Lore Village. People will understand if they come to one of our weekend tours in October.”

The art will be on display for the month of October, but if you want to support one of the local non-profits featured during the month, you are welcome to designate your art as for sale, with proceeds going to the non-profit whose weekend the piece is sold on. 

The art will remain on display until the conclusion of October’s events.

If you wish to display a scene at the Ancient Lore Village, submit your concept for approval to info@ancientlorevillage first.

All proceeds from each weekend will go directly to a different local nonprofit:

  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 – All proceeds benefit Seymour Volunteer Fire Department. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20 – All proceeds benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27 – All proceeds benefit Boy Scouts of America Great Smoky Mountain Council. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday hours are 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Guided tours will include details of the themed resort and tours of a furnished prototype “dwelling” on the property.

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