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Give to the Birdhouse

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

Game nights

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)

Homelessness discussion

Missing middle housing discussion

Woolly Bears events and meetings, eg, Meet Your Neighbors photo exhibit

UT football watch parties

First Fridays


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

Baby showers

Kid and adult dance and flow arts parties

Kid birthday parties

Adult birthday parties

Victorian tea party

Band practice


Neighbors rent office space upstairs at the Birdhouse

What Our Partners and Renters Are Saying

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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."
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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"


Monthly Giving

Your small contribution each month adds up to a really noteworthy amount for our business. Please consider setting up a monthly donation!



Used Items

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:

  • Fridge

  • Mini-fridge

  • Kitchen sink

  • Tablecloths

  • Coffee table

  • Decanters


Amazon Wishlist

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.

Local Artists

Local Musicians

Small / Startup Organizations

Mission-Based Groups

Contact Us


800 N 4th Ave

Knoxville, TN 37917


Join Us

Sun – Sat

8:00 am – 11:59 pm

The Birdhouse is not open for walk-ins at all times; please contact us to set up a time to see the space.

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