Urban Home & Garden tour offered

The East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC) presents the inaugural Urban Home & Garden Tour Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 from 5:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Starting with the check-in station at the historic Phoenix Building, 418 S. Gay St., the tour will offer access to downtown Knoxville spaces with extraordinary outdoor components. Tickets for the event are $30 each, and all proceeds will benefit the Design Center.

“This self-guided tour of downtown will allow individuals to see creative outdoor features in downtown Knoxville that will inspire participants to truly utilize the outdoor areas around their own homes and see what downtown has to offer as a residential option,” said Wayne Blasius, executive director for the East Tennessee Community Design Center.

Featured properties on the tour include:

Crown Court Condos

Emporium Lofts

Gallery Lofts

Jackson Ateliers

Kendrick Place

Marble Alley Lofts

The Carson

The Holston

“Many people think they have to live outside the city center to have great outdoor options,” said Daryl Johnson, ETCDC board member and Urban Home & Garden Tour committee chair. “The Urban Home & Garden Tour will overturn that assumption, and attendees will enjoy residential buildings that are rich with history and fresh with original design and charm.”

For more information, visit http://www.communitydc.org/