Dogwood Arts announces a Call for Artists, Performers & Vendors!

Since 1961, Dogwood Arts has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee by producing a dynamic month-long event 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!


Artist Applications

DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL [Formerly Market Square Art Fair] :: Deadline passed!

DOGWOOD ART DETOUR :: January 9, 2015 :: Deadline passed!

REGIONAL FINE ART EXHIBITION :: January 16, 2015  [Late Deadline: January 21] :: Deadline passed!

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES KNOXVILLE  ::  January 23, 2015  [Late Deadline: January 28] :: Deadline passed!

EAST TENNESSEE ART EDUCATOR :: February 13, 2015  [Late Deadline: February 18] :: EXTENDED TO MARCH 4th!  

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION¬†:: ¬†February 27, 2015 –¬†EXTENDED TO MARCH 4th! ¬†

CHALK WALK  :: March 2, 2015 :: We are full! No longer taking entries.


Vendor Applications

MOBILE FOOD VENDOR¬†[Rhythm N’ Blooms & Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square] :: EXTENDED! March¬†1, 2015
*City Permits required for Mobile Food Vendors. If you are a “Food Cart” & do not require City Permits, please use the General Vendor Application.

GENERAL VENDOR¬†[Rhythm N’ Blooms] ::¬†EXTENDED! March¬†1, 2015¬†

GENERAL VENDOR [Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square] :: EXTENDED! March 1, 2015 


2015 Event, Art Exhibit, or Performance Feature on Application



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 our Volunteer Knoxville sign-up page 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.

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!

Dogwood Arts is seeking public relations, marketing, finance, event planning and logistics students interested in a part-time internships.  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, develop and implement new ideas, handle incoming and outgoing telephone calls, and collaborate with the staff on multiple projects.  Ideal candidates would also have excellent computer skills.

Dogwood Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty.  The organization is responsible for the successful planning and execution of multiple large and small events in Knoxville.

This is an unpaid internship, but parking is free;  commitment of 8-10 hours per week.

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact