Tri-Star Arts is very pleased to announce their new gallery space, artist studios, and main office at the historic Candoro Marble Building in Knoxville, TN. Built in 1923, the Candoro Marble Building originally served as the offices and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company. The Aslan Foundation is in the final stages of restoring the building. In partnership with the Aslan Foundation, Tri-Star Arts will oversee programming at the site.
Beginning in early 2021, Tri-Star Arts will open its new main office, present gallery exhibition programming, and host 4 Knoxville-based artists in their subsidized-rent studios. The gallery will feature 4-5 exhibitions each year with a local, state-wide, and national focus on contemporary visual art.
The historic Candoro Marble Building showcases a Charles Barber designed Beaux-Arts architectural style, beautiful Tennessee pink marble, and an iconic tree-lined drive on its one-acre grounds. It is located at 4450 Candora Road, Knoxville, TN 37920.
More about Tri-Star Arts:
Tri-Star Arts serves Tennessee by spotlighting and growing the contemporary visual art scenes in each region and fostering a unified state-wide art scene. Their programs promote art dialogue between the different cities in the state, and between the state and the nation. Their initiatives include regular state-wide exhibition projects, the Current Art Fund, a speaker series, the LocateArts.org web resource, Tri-Star Arts TV, the forthcoming Tennessee Triennial, and now their base of operations at the Candoro Marble Building with a new gallery exhibition space and artist studios.
More about the Aslan Foundation:
The Aslan Foundation, established in 1994 by Lindsay Young, preserves beauty, advances livability, and supports cultural assets in the Knoxville area through three initiatives. The Aslan Foundation supports 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on arts and culture, animal welfare, land conservation, historic preservation, and advancing livability in Knoxville. The Aslan Foundation also has several of its own projects to serve the community. Current projects include High Ground Park, the Loghaven Artist Residency, and the Candoro Marble Building. Additionally, the Aslan Foundation partners with the City of Knoxville to conserve land, develop recreational facilities, and preserve historic sites in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness.