We hope you will stop by for a self-guided visit! Admission is free, and exhibitions are generally appropriate for all ages.
Visit the Emporium during these public hours:
+ Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
+ First Friday of the month for Emporium gallery receptions, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM (May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1).
Please note, we are closed for holidays (May 29, July 4, September 4, November 23-24, December 25 – January 1).
+ There are numerous metered parking spots on the 100 block of Gay Street. Maximum purchase is for two hours; meters may not be refilled after the max time. Payment is required Mon-Sat 8 AM – 6 PM via coins or credit/debit card.
+ There are back-in, angled metered parking spots on the Gay Street viaduct between Jackson Avenue and Depot Street. Closest to the Emporium are short-term meters with a maximum purchase of two hours; farther from the Emporium are long-term meters with a maximum purchase of ten hours. Meters may not be refilled after the max time. Payment is required Mon-Sat 8 AM – 6 PM via coins or credit/debit card.
+ Parking is available in the 190-space Jackson Avenue Lot #2 (caddy-corner from the Emporium) for $1/hour (max daily rate of $7). Payment is required Mon-Fri 8 AM – 6 PM (free on weekends) via coins, bills, and credit cards.
+ There are 231 spaces with free parking 24/7 at the Jackson Ave TDOT Lot South and Jackson Ave TDOT Lot North located beneath the James White Parkway (just beyond Barley’s on E. Jackson Avenue in the Old City).
Visit http://www.downtownknoxville.org/parking/ to better understand where and how to park downtown.