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Mon, February 01 12:00 AM EST
to Fri, February 26 11:45 PM EST
$2,935 raised of $2,500 goal
117% Complete

Celebrating those beautifying Knoxville!

Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings, public art, and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape. This year, we will continue that tradition but in a new way. The Orchids Awards will take place over 4 weeks in February with nominee highlights, awards announcements, and gift packages supporting KKB!
Architects, artist, developers, community members, etc. have submitted their projects for the Orchids Awards. Each week in February we will focus on one or two categories. The nominees will be announced and on the last day of the category, we will share the winner on the Facebook event page. Winners will receive their award signs the following week. We are grateful to all the nominees for keeping Knoxville beautiful!
The Orchids Awards is KKB's sole fundraiser each year. All the money raised from the event goes directly back into KKB programs. Gift packages will be delivered to your front porch or office. Packages are available for purchase now through February 26.
  • $20: Two KKB Pint Glasses
  • $40: Two KKB Pint Glasses + Two Beers from
  • $60: Limited Edition print by Sarah Moore
  • $100: KKB Orchids in a Bag (two pint glasses, two beers from, and the limited edition print)
  • $300: 3-hour River Tour for 6 people with Knoxville Adventure Collective + the KKB Orchids in a Bag



We are auctioning off the framed original painting by Sarah Moore. The auction will open on February 1 and close on February 26. More about the artist, Sarah Moore.


About KKB:
Founded in 1978 to help “clean up” prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, Keep Knoxville Beautiful is a local non-profit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. We pursue this by:

  • Educating students and the public about waste-prevention, litter, recycling, and environmental stewardship
  • Facilitating and supporting litter pickups that make our roads and local waterways cleaner
  • Creating and protecting murals and hosting beautification mobs to make Knoxville a more beautiful and interesting place to live and visit

During 2019-20, we

  • Facilitated or supported 243 litter pickups
  • Collected 36,492 pounds of litter
  • Managed 7 beautification projects
  • Reached 1,317 kids with our presentations
  • Used our recycling trailer and recycling bins to provide recycling for 10 events
  • Worked with 2,090 volunteers
  • Facilitated 5,756 volunteer hours

To learn more about Keep Knoxville Beautiful, visit




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