Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its annual Orchid Awards dinner March 7 at The Standard to honor Knoxville properties, public spaces and public art.
Awards will be presented to winners in the following categories: environmental stewardship, new architecture, outdoor spaces, public art, redesign/reuse and restaurant/café/bar/brewery.
The nominees for new architecture are the Local Motors Microfactory, the Market Square Restroom Facilities, Mountain Commerce Bank, the Natalie Haslam Music Center and the Student Union at the University of Tennessee.
The nominees for outdoor spaces are the Baker Creek Preserve, the Blueberry Falls Extension at the University of Tennessee, Hank Rappe Playground at Lakeshore Park, the Old City Gardens, the Secret Garden at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum and Suttree Landing Park.
The nominees for public art are the Alliance Brewing Company mural, the Chilhowee Park mural, the Jerry's Artarama mural, Pat Summitt Plaza, The Emporium Center Underground Mural and the Third Creek Greenway mural.
The nominees for redesign/reuse are Anderson and Rahman Dermatology, Geo Hair Lab, the Locust Street Pedestrian Bridge, Lululemon Athletica, Patricia Nash Designs, the Powell Airplane Service Station, the Depot at Powell Station, Premier Surgical Associates at Papermill, The Daniel, The Mill and Mine, the Kennedy-Walker-Baker-Sherill House, the 6th Avenue Warehouses and the 1894 Saloon Building.
The nominees for restaurant/café/bar/brewery are A Dopo Sourdough Pizza, Alliance Brewing Company, Balter Beerworks, J.C. Holdway, Juice Bar in Market Square, K Brew, Lonesome Dove, Remedy Coffee, Schulz Bräu Brewing Company and Wild Love Bakehouse.
The Mary Lou Horner Beautification Award will be granted to a former Orchid Award winner those property remains Orchid worthy.
The East Tennessee Community Design Center will serve as judge. All proceeds will benefit Keep Knoxville Beautiful's programs.
To purchase tickets, visit www.keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/orchid-awards/.