The 2017 Orchid Awards Dinner


Tuesday, March 7

6:00--8:30 pm

The Standard
416 W. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN  


The Orchid Awards have been presented to Knoxville and Knox County's most beautiful properties since 1979. Join us this year at the Standard to celebrate the people who are beautifying our dynamic city.  Enjoy live music, a silent auction with complimentary beer and wine reception featuring a specially brewed beer from Balter Beerworks, dinner, and the awards ceremony. 

Live Music - Old City Buskers

Emcee - Dino Cartwright

Guest Speaker - Gale Fulton, Director of the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Live Painting - Perry Dodson


Nominees for 2017 are: 

  • New Architecture
    • Local Motors Micro-factory, Market Square Restroom Facilities, Mountain Commerce Bank, Natalie Haslam Music Center, and the University of Tennessee Student Union. 
  • Redesign/Reuse
    • Anderson and Rahman Dermatology, Geo Hair Lab of Knoxville, the Locust Street Pedestrian bridge, Lululemon Athletica of Knoxville, Patricia Nash Designs, the Airplane Service Station, The Depot- Powell Station, Premier Surgical Associates at Papermill, The Daniel, The Mill & Mine, the Kennedy-Walker-Baker-Sherill House, the 6th Avenue Warehouses and the 1894 Saloon Building. 
  • Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Brewery
    •  A Dopo Sourdough Pizza, Alliance Brewing Company, Balter Beerworks, J.C. Holdway, Juice Bar Market Square, K Brew, Lonesome Dove Knoxville, Remedy Coffee, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company and Wild Love Bakehouse.
  • Outdoor Spaces
    •  Baker Creek Preserve, Blueberry Falls at the University of Tennessee, Hank Rappe Park, Old City Gardens, the Secret Garden at Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum and Suttree Landing Park.
  • Public Art
    •  Knoxville Graphic House, the Alliance Brewing Co mural, the Chilhowee Park mural, Jerry's Artarama of Knoxville mural, Pat Summit Plaza, The Emporium Center underground mural and the Third Creek Greenway mural. 
  • Environmental Stewardship
    • Beardsley Farm, City of Knoxville Public Works Complex, and the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials.

Additionally, The Mary Lou Horner Beautification Award will be granted to a former Orchid Award winner whose property remains Orchid-worthy.

All proceeds benefit Keep Knoxville Beautiful's programs.



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