Gallery 1010 is a contemporary art exhibition space located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. One of three University of Tennessee School of Art galleries, Gallery 1010 is the only fully student-run, non-profit, off-campus exhibition space in the state of Tennessee. Exhibitions feature work from University of Tennessee students and alumni, as well as artists from other universities and community programs. The mission of Gallery 1010 is to provide space for the University of Tennessee community of artists to experiment and develop new ideas while gaining educational gallery experience in professional standards and practices.
Gallery 1010 provides an opportunity and location for artists to exhibit their work in a professional gallery off-campus; an exceptional opportunity not commonly available at other Universities. The gallery engages the university, the growing downtown Knoxville gallery district, and the community at large by consistently exhibiting innovative, contemporary art work.
The gallery maintains a full and intensive weekly program of well-presented, professional exhibitions. Artist Exhibits run for one week and are attended by over 5,000 visitors each semester. Every week the gallery hosts two different artist exhibitions, a One Day Pop-Up and an Artist Exhibition; totaling around 32 exhibits per semester. The gallery is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-4pm, with artist receptions every Friday from 6-9pm. Exhibiting artists have from Wednesday to Friday of the week to install their exhibit, then de-install or “strike” the show on Monday/Tuesday, leaving the gallery clean and ready for the next artist on Tuesday to install a Pop-Up exhibition for 24 hours, and the process starts again.