The First Friday of every month is an extraordinary time in Downtown Knoxville. Local businesses in and around downtown open their doors, & specifically their walls, to local artists’ work on display for the evenings Art Walk. Most of these businesses are not galleries themselves, but rather restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, & yes, even Salons.
If you have yet to experience First Friday, we suggest you start this week. Lox Salon is joining forces with The Basement Art Studio, Good Golly Tamale, & Gratitude bar to support over 40 different female artists in the Nasty Woman Art Exhibit opening this Friday at 6pm. This exhibit will serve as a fundraiser for the Knoxville Family Justice Center & Girls Rock Camp. 100% of the proceeds from the sale or artwork & submission fees will go to these charities that support & empower women.
“The idea of the Nasty Women Art Exhibit was borne from a group of NYC artists who wanted to show solidarity for women’s rights. The Knoxville exhibit is one of many national exhibitions organized to demonstrate solidarity among female artists and allies who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, women’s healthcare rights, immigration rights, racial and environmental justice. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights. The first exhibit was at a warehouse in Brooklyn in January 2017 and served as a fundraiser for women’s health, raising over $43,000 for the cause. Since then Nasty Women exhibits have spread throughout the globe.”
Lox will also be hosting a Pop Up Shop this Friday & Saturday which will include clothing, accessories, as well as specialty hair products & tools, of which a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the KFJC.
We hope you can make it out to this event! It will be one you won’t want to miss.
We’re having an Open House! Join us this Friday Feb. 5th from 6-8pm & get to know the Lox team and learn more about the services we offer.
Nail tech, Porsche Williams, will be offering Free nail advice, paraffin dips to heal your dry winter skin, and hand massages. Our own esthetician, Katelyn Comer, will be offering a Brow Bar so you can say goodbye to that winter coat & look Spring ready. Thinking about color? Free consultations by our stylists will be offered to help you decide what color (or style) is best for you & help you get an idea on how much you can expect to spend on your new look. Schedule your appointment while you’re here & receive 15% off your nail or hair service.
It’s also First Friday! Enjoy local artist Hannah Harper’s underwater paintings, on display for the entire month of February. Don’t forget to Check-In at Lox Salon when you get here & Like us on Facebook if you haven’t already. You could win a Free makeover worth over $100! ( winner announced at 7:30pm) Also ,there will be more giveaways & discounts to all in attendance. Hope to see you Friday night!
*The Basement Art Studio will also be hosting Valentine crafts for the kids, & singer-songwriter, Nayeema, will perform at 6pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Its happens once a month. We should be used to the change that a 1st Friday art show brings to the space. However, we are never prepared for our annual fundraiser for MEAD MONTESSORI SCHOOL.
This event is a collection from all students in the Elementary class which, mind you, is aged 6-12 years old. Montessori believes in encompassing all ages in a classroom so they can all learn from one another. Older students mentoring younger students, all working together as stewards of their environment. How to live in community, to learn independently, to think constructively and creatively: These are the lessons of the Montessori classroom that remain with its students as they make their way in the world. The Montessori classroom radiates harmony and respect. Which is obvious in the harmonious displays of artwork at Lox Salon this month.
If you were unable to witness the amazement of creativity from this class’ art opening, I advise you to stop by and admire. I , also, urge you to remember that all proceeds solely benefit the school, so anything that ‘speaks’ to you would be advantageous to purchase; for a good cause.
All artwork will be on display for the entire month of May.