August 25, 2010

Knoxville Penny Performances

This information was from Jamie Woodson’s weekly email:

The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville in cooperation with the local arts community is proud to announce Penny Performances, a new program developed to meet the local arts community’s long-term goal of serving and educating East Tennessee's children.  Penny Performances provide every child in Knox County, including home-schooled and private-schooled students, an opportunity to attend local arts and culture events/activities by more than 28 organizations at the maximum cost of $0.01 when accompanied by an adult during the 2010/2011 academic school year. Concerts, theatrical performances, historic home tours, museum admissions, festivals, arts workshops, and more are part of Penny Performances. Organizations whose admission is regularly free are offering special programs or gifts for attending Knox County students.  Notices announcing this program will be given to every Knox County public school child with their First Day Packets. A schedule of participating performances is listed on the Penny Performances web site at

When you go to the website you can sign up for email reminders and can look on the calendar of events for participating shows, museums, and other art programs.  

I still remember seeing my first ballet as a child.  It was an absolutely magical experience that I can’t wait to share with our daughter.  (I’ve already planned to take her to The Nutcracker as part of my Christmas gift to her—shhhh, don’t tell).  I hope that you will not only participate in events such as these with your children, but that you will also pass the information on to others so that they might enjoy these experiences as well. 

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