Calendar of Events

Dogwood Arts :: 2016-2017 Events

Dogwood Arts Open House
August 5, 2016 :: Dogwood Arts Open House during First Friday (We’ve moved to 123 W. Jackson Ave in Knoxville’s Old City. Check out our new home!)

Knoxville Film Festival
August 26-28, 2016 :: Knoxville Film Festival

Bazillion Blooms
December 2, 2016 :: Bazillion Blooms

December Art DeTour
December 10, 2016 :: Art DeTour

House & Garden Show
February 17-19, 2017 :: House & Garden Show

Rhythm N’ Blooms
April 7-9, 2017 :: Rhythm N’ Blooms

Dogwood Arts April 2017 Calendar: Coming Soon!
April 1, 2016 :: Art in Public Places and Regional Fine Art Exhibition Openings
April 6, 2016 :: A Very Special Arts Festival
April 7, 2016 :: SYNERGY [Student Art Exhibition & East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition] Openings
April 8-10, 2016 :: Rhythm N’ Blooms
April 9, 2016 :: Chalk Walk
April 9 & 10 :: Bikes & Blooms
April 15, 2016 :: Dogwood Luncheon
April 15, 2016:: Artitude: A Partnership with Knoxville’s Cancer Support Community
April 15-May 1, 2016 :: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites and Walking Trails
April 16 & 17, 2016 :: Dogwood Art DeTour
April 23 & 24, 2016 :: Featured Open Gardens
April 23 & 24, 2016 :: Hikes & Blooms
April 28 – 30, 2017 :: Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square
All April & Throughout The Year :: Walking Trails



 Other Events Happening Around Our Region!


March 4th – May 4th
Handmade Book Exhibit
Handmade artists’ books and journals created by members of the local guild will be on display March 4- May 4 at Fountain City Art Center. Art Center hours: Tu,Th 9-5; W,F 10-5; Sa 9-1.
Fountain City Art Center
213 Hotel Avenue, Knoxville
Free Admission


April 1st – May 1st
5:00-9:00pm [First Friday Event]
Featured Artists at The Art Market Gallery
Featured artist for the month of April is clay artist Lisa Kurtz and Photographer Dennis Sabo. They will be featured From April 1 thru May 1.
The Art Market Gallery
422 S. Gay Street, Knoxville
Free Admission


April 1st – May 5th
Scruffy ‘Scapes & Sonnets
An art and poetry exhibit featuring 2-dimensional art depicting our scruffy little city and the sonnets that were written with those pieces in mind. The show runs from April 1 through May 5, 2016.
Preservation Pub’s 2nd Floor Speakeasy
28 Market Square, Knoxville
Tickets Varies
(865) 335-5709


April 2nd & 9th
Joe Stephens Shares the History of Old Potter’s Field
Surrounded by the city, as the decades passed since it closed for interments the Old Knox County Potter’s Field was allowed to grow into an urban forest. Beneath the sylvan canopy heirloom flowers planted in honor of those buried there, continue to bloom.
Local historian Joe Stephens will be sharing the history of the Old Potter’s Field and the stories of some who rest there beneath the soil
Old Potter’s Field
305 S. Kyle Street, Knoxville


April 5th
Art opening & reception for the artist Darrell Cecil Belcher, recent work – nature photography. Darrell is a University of Tennessee graduate living in New York City.
Pioneer House
413 S. Gay Street, Knoxville
Tickets: Free
(865) 200-8084


April 8th
Tomáš Kubínek: Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible
The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville
Tickets $15.50 to $28.50


April 9th
52nd Annual Talahi Plant SaleTalahi Plant Sale Logo

Hard-to-find perennials, herbs, wildflowers, annuals, shrubs, vines, unique garden items, vendors, plus delicious homemade eats for sale.|
Lakeshore Park
Corner of Lyons View Pike & Northshore Drive
Free Admission
April 9th
Farragut Book Fest for Children
Sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council, this event will feature local storytellers, book signings by local authors, art activities, theater, and music.
Founders Park at Campbell Station
405 N. Campbell Station Road, Farragut
Free Admission

April 9th
11:00am & 7:30pm
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: American Spiritual
This is American Spiritual in which big questions are asked, few are answered, much harmony is sung, and a joyful string band is let loose to dispense its good medicine.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville
Tickets $18-$20

Rani Arbo Clayton Center
April 12th
Professional Development Seminar: Packing & Shipping Artwork
Mike C. Berry, artist and gallery manager of UT’s Downtown Gallery, will discuss various shipping companies and how to properly package artwork for shipment, whether for sales or exhibition.
The Emporium Center
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 201, Knoxville
$8 General Public, $5 Alliance members


April 14th – May 1st
10:00am – 4:00pm
Historic Westwood Docent-led Tours
Historic Westwood is the headquarters of Knox Heritage and a 125-year-old Queen Anne-style house built in 1890 by a prominent Knoxville family descended from one of the first families of Knoxville.
Knox Heritage Headquarters @ Historic Westwood
3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
Free Admission
(865) 523-8008


April 17th & May 1st
Jazz Jam Session
Open to any and all who wish to play and are hosted by Vance Thompson, Jamel Mitchell, Keith Brown, Clint Mullican and Nolan Nevels. Bring your axe and sit in! 4-6 PM
Black Box Theatre at the Emporium Center
100 S. Gay Street, Suite 201
Free Admission
(865) 523-7543


April 22nd
Nic Gareiss and Maeve Gilchrist “Fingers and Feet”
Nic and Maeve have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene. The percussion and drive of Nic’s footwork combined with Maeve’s melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville
Students $10, Adults $20
(865) 981-8590


April 22nd 
House show/concert in Fort Sanders to fund raise for the Dogwood Arts. Charge $5 for tickets and there will also be a silent auction featuring items donated from Calfkiller Brewing Co. *This event is not sponsored by Dogwood Arts.
Fort Sanders
1645 Highland Ave, Knoxville
Tickets: $5
April 23rd
The Secret Garden Tour
The Secret Garden tour will feature tours of 4 private gardens, two in Tellico Village, two in Rarity Bay – a luncheon at the Tellico Yacht Club with speaker Neal Denton to benefit LCEF programs.
Tellico Village/Rarity Bay/Tellico Village Yacht Club
318 Angel Row, Knoxville
Tickets: $25
(865) 458-8749
Sponsored by: Rose Sponsors: Meadow View Green House and Garden Center Richard Swan with Mortgage Investor Group Nature by Design Landscaping; Hyacinth Sponsors: Tennessee Trash Service; Media Sponsor: News-Herald


April 24th
Jack’s Adventure in American History (For Children)
Jack is cramming for an upcoming history test when his history book magically bursts, Jack meets some of the most exciting people in our nation’s history.
Farragut Town Hall
11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut
Free Admission
Sponsored by: Farragut Museum Committee

April 24th
Art in the Park for Kids
Features hands-on art projects designed to embrace the nature of the area. Creative and out-of-the-box art activities make this a unique and memorable artistic adventure for families of all ages.
Founders Park at Campbell StationArt in the Park
405 N Campbell Station Road, Farragut
Free Admission
Sponsored by: TDS, SouthEast Bank, Costco


April 28th
Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue
Whether rearranging songs of centuries past or infusing new lyrical life to half-songs, it becomes clear that Mike’s vocal gift is simply the surface of a very deep well.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville
Tickets $15.50 to $28.50
(865) 981-8590



Mark Your Calendars!

October 1st & 2nd
2016 Hola Hora Latina Festival
Knoxville, TN

October 7-9th
37th Annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming
The three-day Tennessee Fall Homecoming is one of the nation’s largest and most authentic music and folk festivals.
Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, 37716
Single, Two & Three Day Tickets Available: $25-$75