Fourth & Gill Holiday Open House

O Come All Ye Fourth & Gillians! And join in the festivities of the annual Holiday Home Tour on December 10 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
There will be food and drink and lots of good cheer.
We will also be collecting contributions for the Historic Street Signs.
Check the listserv for specific addresses.
Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Historic Street Signs Fundraiser

Big News: Fourth and Gill is launching a crowdfunding campaign to install historic district street signs. Find out more, and make your gift today by clicking here. Don’t delay, the campaign closes Dec. 18! 

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Upcoming Events


Come and enjoy the fun!


Saturday, October 21st: Wild Rabbit Berry Patch Volunteer Day, 3rd Avenue (between 4th Avenue and Luttrell Street), 9:00 AM.

Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween Party, corner of Luttrell Street and Caswell Avenue, 5:00 PM.

Wednesday, November 1st: Pumpkin Parade, Fourth & Gill Park, 7:00 PM.

NEW DATE! Sunday, November 12th: Potluck and Food Drive, Neighborhood Center, 5:00 PM.

Contact us if you have questions about upcoming events. We hope to see you there.



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Tour of Homes – April 23rd

Tour of Homes tickets are on sale now! The Tour is on Sunday, April 23rd from 1-6pm, and tickets cost $10 (free for kids 12 and under) if purchased in advance.

2017 web click for tickets

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2017 Calendar is Up!

Check the “Calendar” tab for the full 2017 calendar. You soon will be receiving a flyer at your doorstep that has the calendar and other neighborhood information.

Our next event is the potluck and annual meeting scheduled for Monday, February 13th. The potluck begins at 6:30pm at Central United Methodist Church located at 201 Third Avenue. Hope to see you there!

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January Board Meeting

The next Fourth + Gill Board meeting will take place on Monday, January 23rd. We meet from 6:45-8:00pm at the Neighborhood Center (located at 800 N. Fourth). Contact Jenny Wright with questions.

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School Supply Drive for Beaumont!

We will be collecting school supplies for Beaumont Magnet Academy between Saturday, August 6 and Monday, August 15.

Check out the list of needed school supplies needed and information about donation drop offs!

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Traffic + Safety Program

Dear neighbors-

Speeding and traffic safety have been on our radar for quite some time, and our Knoxville Police Department liaison has worked with us to implement speed stops on some of our busier streets. While we will continue to work with our KPD liaison, we may have an opportunity to work with the city to curb speeding on a larger scale. The City of Knoxville recently released a draft program guide for a new Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP). The program is expected to launch this summer and the city is looking for public comment on the proposed program.

The program guide and program flow chart are available online; hard copies may be obtained by calling David Massey at 865-215-3232. The NTSP- developed jointly by the city’s Engineering Department, Police Department, and Office of Neighborhoods- will employ a three prong approach to managing neighborhood traffic concerns: education, enforcement, and engineering.

I encourage you to read the proposal and provide feedback in the following ways:

– Attend one of two public meetings: Thursday, May 12, 5:30-7:00pm, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street -or- Monday, May 16, 7:00-8:30pm, West High School, 3300 Sutherland Avenue

– Complete the online survey

Email comments to the city’s NTSP account

Email me directly and I will communicate your feedback to appropriate individuals in the Engineering Department, Police Department, and Office of Neighborhoods

I recently attended a presentation regarding the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program, and I believe the program provides a much needed comprehensive approach to neighborhood concerns about speeding and traffic and is one that places an emphasis on individual neighborhood needs. After the program is finalized (likely later in the summer) our neighborhood organization board will discuss problem areas within Fourth + Gill and whether we should submit an application. Please note that if we submit an application, we will have to garner signatures from Fourth + Gill residents and will reach out to and rely on you for input before submitting an application.

Please contact me if you have questions regarding the NTSP or if you have any concerns about or ideas for our great neighborhood.

Very sincerely-
Jenny from the Brownlow
Historic Fourth + Gill
Neighborhood Organization President

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Save the Dates for Upcoming Events


  • Sunday 15th: Potluck Picnic, Fourth + Gill Park (rain location: Neighborhood Center), 5:00pm
  • Monday 16th: Board Meeting, Neighborhood Center, 6:30pm


  • Saturday 4th: Neighborhood Yard Sale, Locations TBD, 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday 10th: Porch Hop, Porches TBD, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Monday 20th: Board Meeting, Neighborhood Center, 6:30pm


  • Friday 15th: Ice Cream Social, Fourth + Gill Park, 7:00pm
  • Monday 18th: Board Meeting, Neighborhood Center, 6:30pm
  • Best Yard Competition 

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26th Anniversary Tour of Homes!

Make plans to attend the Fourth + Gill Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 24! The tour runs from 1-6pm and takes you through some of the most beautiful homes in the neighborhood!


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2016 Calendar

The 2016 calendar is up! Check out the great year we have planned on our calendar page!

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Pain Clinic Community Meeting: Thursday, January 7th

Many of you have heard about the pain clinic opening at 1124 N. Broadway in the old labor union building. The clinic will provide treatment for spine and neck pain and will provide medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction. The clinic will be run by Dr. Chavin who currently operates a similar clinic in Morristown. Dr. Chavin recently moved to Knoxville and will close his Morristown clinic to work exclusively at his new Knoxville clinic.
To provide the North Knoxville community with a better understanding of his clinic and his services, Dr. Chavin reached out to Fourth + Gill President Liz Upchurch asking to schedule a community meeting. Dr. Chavin agreed to meet on Thursday, January 7th at 7pm at Central United Methodist Church located at 201 E. Third Avenue; we will meet in the church’s yellow hall, which is the same room where election day voting takes place.
The meeting will provide an opportunity to hear Dr. Chavin describe his practice and the patients he serves, and we will have a Q+A session following his presentation. We hope you will attend the January 7th meeting and will help spread the word throughout your respective communities.
If you have questions or feedback, please contact us at the contacts listed below.
Jenny Wright, Communications Director
Liz Upchurch, President (
Laurie Meschke, Finance + Development Director (
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Board Meeting Minutes

In an effort to better-inform neighbors, the board decided to start posting minutes from its meetings. Check out the Board of Directors tab for copies of board meeting minutes.

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Fall Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2015 Newsletter for the latest Fourth + Gill happenings!


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Upcoming Events

Make sure you have these upcoming events on your calendar!

Monday 19: Board Meeting, 6:30pm, Neighborhood Center
Saturday 24: ARToberfest, 2:00-9:00pm, corner of Morgan and Gratz
Saturday 31: Halloween Party + Chili Cook-Off, 5pm, Kay Newton’s House, corner of Luttrell + Caswell

Monday 9: Potluck, 6:30pm, Central United Methodist Church
Monday 16: Board Meeting, 6:30pm, Neighborhood Center

Sunday 13: Holiday Open Houses, 5:00-8:00pm, locations tba

Check out our full calendar under the Calendar tab!

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25th Anniversary Tour of Homes

The Historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood welcomes you to celebrate its 25th Anniversary Tour of Homes on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1:00-6:00pm.

2015 Tour Cover IconCheck out the Tour spots and buy your tickets online, and be sure to check our facebook page for up-to-date details! Advance tickets cost $10 (free for children 12 and under) and tickets purchased the day of the tour cost $12 (free for children 12 and under).

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Print your ticket confirmation email or show your email on your phone when you arrive to the ticket table at the church.

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ARToberfest! Saturday, October 18th from 4:00-10:00pm

Fourth & Gill’s newest event- ARToberfest– is an outdoor festival featuring a sculpture exhibition, art, music, food, and fun. The event attracts the whole neighborhood as well as community friends.

This yeaARToberfest Logor’s event will take place on Saturday, October 18th from 4:00-10:00pm at the corner of Morgan and Gratz. Visit the event’s website to learn more about the event, to enter as an artist, to become an event sponsor, and to purchase tickets.

Shake the dust off your Lederhosen and get ready to have some fun!

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Annual Tour of Homes

The Annual Tour of Homes takes place on Sunday, April 27th from 1:00-6:00pm! This year’s tour has twelve featured homes, including Central United Methodist Church, Studios North, the Neighborhood Center, Sassy Ann’s, and the Brownlow School Lofts.Advance tickets cost $10 per person (free for children under 12) and may be purchased at Three Rivers Market (1100 N. Central Street), at K Brew (located at 1328 North Broadway), or online from our website via PayPal. Tickets purchased the day of the event cost $12 and may be purchased at the Central United Methodist Church from 1:00-5:00pm the day of the tour. As always, we need volunteers to staff the event. Please use our volunteer google doc to sign up for shifts and locations. Chris Griffin serves as the volunteer coordinator, and you can email him if you have questions.
Please spread the word about the Tour of Homes! The links for our website and Facebook event are easy to email to your contacts and have all of the information you need. Thank you so much for your support of the 24th Annual Tour of Homes!
Very sincerely-
Jenny Wright

Neighborhood Communications Chair

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Spring Cleanup: Saturday, March 29th at 9:00am

Come out this Saturday morning for the annual Spring Cleanup. It’s time to make the neighborhood look great for the Dogwood Arts Festival and the Knoxville Marathon!

Meet at the traffic circle at 9:00am for coffee and donuts before setting out to spruce up the streets. Bring the usual gardening supplies- pitchforks, shovels, rakes, gloves, etc.

This year, we are having a post-cleanup party on the 1100 block of Gratz. Bring a snack to share, and anyone (21 or over) who contributes at least 90 minutes to the cleanup gets first run at the keg! The party will be a great way to end the cleanup and enjoy time with your neighbors.
​See you Saturday!
-Jenny Wright
Fourth & Gill Communications Chair
*Did you know Fourth & Gill is on Facebook? To “like” our page, click here!*


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Join Fourth & Gill on Facebook!

Fourth & Gill has a Facebook page!

By joining our Facebook page, you can get information about neighborhood events and happenings, post pictures, and share messages with your neighbors.

To “like” our page, click here!

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The Winter Newsletter is here!

We’ve packed a lot of information in this issue of the neighborhood newsletter. Thanks to everyone for contributing such great articles. Also, please look inside for a lovely color copy of the 4th & Gill Calendar of Events as well an updated contact list of board members.


Bess Connally – outgoing Communications Chair

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4th & Gill Neighborhood Association: Annual Report

Hey, Neighbors!

Below please find our Annual Report as compiled by our outgoing President, Judith Neff. We did so much this year! Thanks to all the folks who volunteered their time and energy (and sometimes their homes!) in order to keep our neighborhood active and looking great!

2014 Annual Report

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Calendar of Events!

Looking for our 2014 calendar of events? You can find a copy here.

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7th Annual Tour de Lights

Hey, y’all!

This is just a heads up about a slight change in the details around this year’s Tour de Lights bike ride, which passes through 4th & Gill. Please see information relayed by the fabulous Kelley Segars below:

“Due to the high attendance, KPD and event organizers agreed that we needed to move to a closed parade route instead of the leap-frog control of major intersections. We were getting spread out too far and people were getting left behind to deal with major intersections without KPD assistance. So please be aware that the route will be closed to all traffic from about 7 p.m. til about 8:15 p.m., depending on where along the route you are. KPD says they will allow cars to move through if there is a break in the parade (ride).  “

More info about the event:
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Our Fall newsletter has arrived!

Hey, neighbors!

Check out our Fall newsletter here. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this issue! Don’t forget to take note about the upcoming Holiday Open House taking place on December 8th, beginning at 5pm!

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