Calendar of Events

Dogwood Arts :: 2015-2016 Events

Dogwood Arts in April
April 1, 2015 :: A Very Special Arts Festival
April 2, 2015 :: SYNERGY [Student Art Exhibition & East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition] Openings
April 3, 2015 :: Art in Public Places Knoxville and Regional Fine Art Exhibition Openings
April 8, 2015 :: Dogwood Luncheon
April 8-26, 2015 :: Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites and Walking Trails
April 10-12, 2015 :: Rhythm N’ Blooms
April 11, 2015 :: Chalk Walk
April 11-12, 2015 :: Dogwood Art DeTour
April 17-19, 2015 :: Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square
April 25 & 26, 2015 :: Featured Open Gardens
April 25 & 26, 2015 :: Bikes & Blooms

Knoxville Film Festival
September 17-20, 2015 :: Knoxville Film Festival

Bazillion Blooms
December 5, 2015 :: Bazillion Blooms

House & Garden Show
February 12-14, 2016 :: House & Garden Show

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2015 Featured Events, Exhibits, and Performances


Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonders of Infinity
One of the largest figurative glass and steel assemblages in the world.
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Dr., Knoxville 37916
Free Admission
[865] 525.6101

April 3 – 19
The Art of Recycling Sculpture Exhibition
A partnership of steel recycler Gerdau, Dogwood Arts and University of Tennessee Sculpture Program. View 12 sculptures inspired by and incorporating scrap metal during KCC hours.
Knoxville Convention Center, Clinch Concourse
701 Henley Street
Free Admission



April 10
Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant
Fine French Gypsy Jazz performed on string instruments.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville
Tickets: $19-$36
[865] 981-8590

April 14
Billie Holliday and Carmen McRae: A Beautiful Friendship
Presented by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, captivating vocalist Clairdee pays homage to two great innovators in the performance of American popular song: Carmen McRae and her friend and mentor, Billie Holiday.
The Bijou Theatre
803 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Tickets: $32
[865] 573.3226

April 16 & 17
Knoxville Symphony: Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony No. 6
Join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for music of Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Historic Tennessee Theatre
604 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Tickets start at $15

May 9
Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!
You’ll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat with this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance.
Clayton Center for the Arts
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville
Tickets: $23-$43​
[865] 981.8590


Opening April 10
Wild Tales
Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
Regal Downtown West Cinema 8
1640 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville

Opening April 17
Merchants of Doubt
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silvertongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Regal Downtown West Cinema 8
1640 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville


April 3 – 26
The Art Market Gallery Annual Members Auction

Bid in a silent auction of over 50 works of original art by Art Market Gallery member/artists.
Art Market Gallery
422 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Tues.- Thur & Sat. 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri. 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun. 1:00-5:00pm
Free Admission!
[865] 525.5265

April 11
Farragut Book Fest for Children
Sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council and the Knox County Library Farragut Branch, this free event will feature storytellers, book signings by local authors, art activities, and cookie decorating.
Founders Park at Campbell Station
405 N. Campbell Station Road, Farragut
Free Admission!

April 11
Poets for Preservation

Celebrate a new book of poems by Dawn Coppock. As Sweet As It’s Going to Get will launch with a reading and party at beautiful and Historic Westwood.  Parking at Laurel Church of Christ. Sponsored by Knox Heritage and Sugarlands Distilling Company.
Historic Westwood
3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
Free Admission!
[865] 523.8008

April 11
Tennessee River Tour Community Cleanup/River Rescue
Living Land & Waters’ Tennessee River Tour will kick off at its headwaters in Knoxville. Participate in educational workshops, river cleanups, tree plantings and other conservation activities!
[309] 236.0725

April 11
Marble Springs Storytelling
Live! Professional Storytellers entertaining with Humor, Traditional, Historic, Appalachian and Tall Tales. Fundraiser. Easy Access. Free Parking. Bring Chairs. In Pavillion. Sponsored by the Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association.
Marble Springs State Historic Site
1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy.
$7 adult, $5 student & senior, under 6 free
[865] 429.1783

April 11
51st Annual Talahi Plant Sale
Hard-to-find perennials, herbs, wildflowers, annuals, shrubs, vines, unique garden items, vendors, bag lunch for sale.
Lakeshore Park
Corner of Lyons View Pike and Northshore Drive, Knoxville

April 18
Family Fun Day: Drawn from the McClung Museum

Join the museum for free a free Family Fun Day featuring activities, crafts, tours, and more. We’ll explore our new temporary exhibit featuring contemporary prints, “Drawn from the McClung Museum.”
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville
Free Admission!

April 22
Secret Garden Tour

The event will feature self-guided tours of four private gardens in Loudon County, a catered luncheon at Meadow View Greenhouse and Garden Center with Neil Denton, our featured speaker. The event tickets will have maps for the gardens and luncheon.
Meadow View Greenhouse & Garden 
9885 US-11, Lenoir City, 37772
Tickets: $25

April 24
Sheep Shearing Day

The Museum of Appalachia welcomes the warmth of spring with a renewal of the annual ritual of “Sheep Shearing”; old-time demonstrations include carding, spinning, weaving and quilting. Museum tour included. Regular admission charged; please call ahead for school groups
Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton
[865] 494.7680

April 25
Poets for Preservation

Marilyn Kallett and Rose Raney, area poets, read their work in Historic Westwood, celebrating a palette of tastes, sounds, and verse. Parking at Laurel Church of Christ. Sponsored by Knox Heritage and Sugarlands Distilling Company.
Historic Westwood
3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
Free Admission!
[865] 523.8008

April 26
McClung Museum Civil War Lecture Series: Four Years of Civil War Commemoration in Knoxville
“Four Years of War, Four Years of Commemoration” a recap of events 150 years ago in Knoxville and the accomplishments of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration given by Joan Markel, Civil War Curator.
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive
Sunday, April 26th, 2:00pm
Free Admission!

April 25 & 26
Outdoor KnoxFest
The ultimate outdoor recreation event, Outdoor KnoxFest offers a weekend of biking, hiking, paddling, fishing, and other activities for people of all ages and skill levels. If you have ever wanted to try a new adventure or join an outdoor activities club, this is your chance. An initiative of Legacy Parks Foundation, Outdoor KnoxFest brings together many of the area’s top outdoor organizations, outfitters, event sponsors, and retailers to promote their activities and products.
Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center
900 Volunteer Landing, Knoxville
Complete schedule and more information at

April 28
Open House, Book Signing, and Talk with Jack Neely
Join us for a free event featuring backstage tours, Wurlitzer organ music, a book signing from 6:30 to 7:30pm, and a talk with Jack Neely, author of our new book.
Historic Tennessee Theatre
604 South Gay Street, Knoxville
Free Admission!
[865] 684.1200

April 30 – May 3
Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee
Four days of programming where visitors can explore the themes of reconstruction, remembrance, and reconciliation of the Civil War through a variety of special events, tours, lectures, and exhibits. Sponsored by ETHS, Visit Knoxville, KCCWSC.
East Tennessee History Center
Downtown Knoxville
Free Admission!
[865] 215.8824

May 2
Kids’ Art in the Park
Kids’ Art in the Park features free hands-on art projects designed to help foster creativity, while embracing the natural beauty of Founder’s Park at Campbell Station in Farragut. Sponsored by the Farragut Business Alliance.
Founder’s Park at Campbell Station
405 N. Campbell Station Road, Farragut
Free Admission!


September 17-20
Knoxville Film Festival
The Knoxville Film Festival brings filmmakers from across America to East Tennessee to showcase the best in the art of independent cinema. Enjoy four days of film screenings, film competitions, educational workshops/panels, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and film lovers.
Regal Downtown West Cinema 8
1640 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville
September 26 & 27

HoLa Festival 2015
The HoLa Festival, is a family-oriented day-long celebration of diversity and a cultural salute to our East Tennessee community. It is known for its rich mix of Hispanic music, arts, food and fun!
Market Square, Downtown Knoxville
Free Admission!