For the first time, this year will feature an exclusive VIP reception and home tour on Thursday, May 3, in the newly renovated Ely Building for VIP ticket holders. Enjoy music and drinks while viewing before and after photos or speaking with the homeowners, Eddie and Kelley Reymond, about the process of renovating the historic building so they could relocate downtown from West Hills. You’ll have the opportunity to hear the architects from Sanders Pace that made the space worthy of nomination for a 2018 Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchids Beautification Award. Steve Cotham, manager of the Knox County Public Library’s Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection will speak on the history of the Ely Building and other buildings in the surrounding area.
Reception, tour, and a short talk by Steve Cotham.
Light refreshments and drinks will be provided as well as music by Mark Pace.
May 3, 6-8pm
The Ely Building, 406 W Church Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902
There is a pay parking lot next door and across the street. The closest free parking will be Locus Street garage or State Street garage.
Tours of other homes are open to VIP ticket holders on Friday and Saturday. These tours will be at the ticket-buyer’s leisure and desired order during the tour hours. Friday, May 4, 5:30p-9p and Saturday, May 5, 12p-4p
As a bonus for VIP ticket holders only, Knox Brew Tours will be offering transportation between locations during the other home tours on Friday and Saturday.
All profits will go directly to the non-profit City People’s Small Grants Big Fun program. In 2017, the program funded art wraps, flower boxes, a luminary workshop, landscaping at the YMCA, and Christmas Carolers in the downtown area.