The Birdhouse Neighborhood Center is a not-for-profit community gathering space in a unique historic house near downtown Knoxville. We support, hold, and/or partner on an array of creative events that support the arts, education, and social community, and we we offer free or discounted rentals to low- or no-budget groups that support our mission. Your donation is critical. We need your financial support to continue offering mission-based programming, rental discounts, to subsidize staff pay, and to maintain the historic building.
2022-23 Fourth & Gill Neighbor Benefits
Events have been held FOR neighbors
Christmas and Valentine’s Day crafting for kids and adults
Easter egg hunt and potluck
Holiday cookie exchanges
Neighborhood caroling and cello performance by a Fourth & Gill youth
North Knoxville history presentation by Jack Neely
City presentations (Urban Forest Master Plan and Traffic Calming)
Missing middle housing discussion
Woolly Bears events and meetings, eg, Meet Your Neighbors photo exhibit
UT football watch parties
Mardi Gras Celebration
Summer Party, featuring The Y’Uns
Neighborhood porch hop
Neighborhood school supply drive
Children’s outdoor play discussion among parents
Events have been held BY neighbors
UT student’s poetry thesis defense
Local group meetings
Kid and adult dance and flow arts parties
Kid birthday parties
Adult birthday parties
Victorian tea party
Neighbors rent office space upstairs at the Birdhouse
What Our Partners and Renters Are Saying
Jaleria Rivera, Artistic Director, SpaceCraft
"I highly recommend hosting your next gathering at the Birdhouse Neighborhood Center. It's an essential space that ensures Artists are cared for, respected, and able to experiment without bounds."
Ways to Give
Hundreds of people benefit from your donation each year.
Donate through PayPal, Check, or Cash
Your donation is critical to the Birdhouse Neighborhood Center's budget. To continue being able to offer low cost-rentals and to pay our staff, we need your contribution.
Check made out to "Fourth and Gill Neighborhood"
Your small contribution each month adds up to a really noteworthy amount for our business. Please consider setting up a monthly donation!
We are in the market for a number of items and would be happy to take them off your hands! Contact us if you have any of the following in good condition:
The Birdhouse needs a number of different items. Consider sending us something from our Amazon Wishlist!
Privacy and confidentiality are very important to us at the Birdhouse Neighborhood Center. Thus, we cannot share the names of groups or individuals who have received free or discounted rentals. Here are some examples of types of programming that benefit from your donation.
Small / Startup Organizations