Dogwood Arts Festival announces a Call for Artists & Performers!

Since 1961, Dogwood Arts has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee by producing a dynamic Festival featuring  blooming gardens and trails, visual arts, music, crafts, theatre, culinary arts, dance, film, and literary arts.

You are invited to apply for entry into our art exhibitions and competitions!


All 2014 Art Exhibit, Event, and Performer Deadlines have passed. Please check back with us in September for the 2015 artist and performer applications and deadlines!


If you are having any issues with application upload, or if you have general questions regarding the online applications, please visit our application troubleshooting page.  If you are still having problems please call [865] 637.4561 or email  Thanks for your patience!


We can’t do it without you!  Please visit to upload your volunteer application for this year’s festivities.  Thank you in advance.


We’re always looking for interns who are interested in event planning, communications, marketing, sponsorship development, and/ or accounting experience over the next few months.

Dogwood Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty.  We are responsible for the successful planning and execution of multiple large and small events in Knoxville and are looking for assistance as we move forward with 13 events this spring – from the House & Garden Show to Rhythm N’ Blooms and everything in between!

We are looking for part-time interns for the current spring semester.  Interns will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by working alongside professionals in a non-profit organization which is run like a small business.  Dogwood Arts needs individuals who are motivated, have excellent written and oral communication skills and are comfortable promoting the organization through client relations.  Interns will be expected to create written correspondence, proof marketing materials, handle incoming and outgoing telephone calls, maintain social media, and collaborate with the staff on multiple projects.  Ideal candidates would also have excellent computer skills, specifically a proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.  This is an unpaid internship, but parking is free; commitment of 10-15 hours per week.

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Katharine at