Lloyd Branson House Benefit - March 11

March 11, 2016

6 PM to 8 PM
Hosted by the East Tennessee History Center
601 S. Gay Street ♦ Knoxville, TN 37902

Hosted By:

John Anderson ♦ Barbara and Steve Apking ♦ Steve Cotham ♦ Scott and Lynne Fugate ♦ Rosemary Gilliam ♦ Mark and Cathy Hill ♦ Sheena McCall ♦ Jim and Margaret Samples ♦ Caesar and Dorothy Stair ♦ Stuart Worden

Lloyd Branson has left his mark on the world as one of East Tennessee’s premier artists. Now, we are coming together to ensure an enduring legacy by preserving the very home Branson built on the street that bears his name in the neighborhood he created.

An Artist Immersion Experience

Experience the Artist

Experience the Lloyd Branson exhibit, Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art, at the East Tennessee History Center in a whole new way. Enjoy wine and a cocktail supper while viewing previously unexhibited Branson works and hearing from local Branson experts Adam Alfrey and Jack Neely. This will be a unique artist immersion experience.

Support the Project

Help us raise the needed funds to preserve the Lloyd Branson House. Your contributions are tax deductible and will continue to make a difference beyond this project through the Knox Heritage Endangered Properties Fund.

Purchase a Ticket(s) to the event HERE

Make a tax deductible donation to the project HERE

The Lloyd Branson house at 1423 Branson Avenue was originally built in 1922 for prominent Knoxville artist Lloyd Branson, but had been declared blighted by the City of Knoxville and included in the  Knox Heritage Fragile Fifteen list of endangered historic places. Knox Heritage was able to purchase the home through the City of Knoxville’s Homemaker program which seeks buyers for properties needing significant renovation. The nonprofit preservation organization is working to transform the property into a beautiful three bedroom home and seek a new owner. A historic   overlay will be added, ensuring the property will be a neighborhood asset for years to come.

Read more about Lloyd Branson:

“A Portrait of the Artist” – Knoxville Mercury
Lloyd Branson (1853-1925) – knoxart.org