Events & Exhibits

Knoxville Film Festival

August 26-28: Dogwood Arts has created one the region’s the largest and most complete film festivals. Held at Knoxville’s arthouse theater, the Regal Downtown West Cinema 8, the Knoxville Film Festival has become an important destination for independent cinema.

Bazillion Blooms

December 3: Going into its eighth year , Dogwood Arts, along with local nursery partners, have sold and planted nearly 8,000 April-blooming, disease-resistant dogwood trees! This program was established with the goal of restoring the former vitality and beauty of the dogwood tree population in our East Tennessee communities. Help us reach our goal of 10,000 trees in 10 years!

Dogwood Art December DeTour

December 10: We’ll take you behind the scenes of local artists’ creative processes and into their working studios. Our December Detour will showcase artists who’s studios are located in Happy Holler, the Old City and Downtown Knoxville.

2017 April Celebration Dates Coming Soon! Learn about our programs below:

Synergy: Student Art Exhibition

March 6-23, 2017: Knoxville’s next generation of artists is on display, featuring the work of gifted art students from area schools.

Synergy: East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition

March 6-23, 2017: In its fourth year, this is an exhibit promoting the work of East Tennessee’s finest K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student teachers from public schools, private schools and academies.

A Very Special Arts Festival

March 29, 2017: Celebrating the artistic endeavors of Knox County school-aged students having diverse abilities.

Dogwood Luncheon

March 31, 2017: An invitation-only event kicking off the opening of the Dogwood Trails and Open Gardens.

Artitude: A Partnership with the Cancer Support Community

March 31, 2017: Join us for our annual silent auction event showcasing one-of-a-kind, up-cycled and unique works for the home and garden at the Cancer Support Community

Art in Public Places

March, 2017-2018: A world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, and Oak Ridge.

Chalk Walk

April 1, 2017: A day-long street painting festival that turns downtown Knoxville sidewalks into a vast canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists.

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival

April 7-9, 2017: Set against the historic backdrop of Knoxville’s Old City, this three-day festival spotlights performances from the most exciting emerging acts in American roots music – encompassing blues, country, jazz, rock, indie, and everything in between. Pass required.  Guitar Design Contest

Dogwood Art DeTour

April 15, 2017: Artists studio trails take you behind the scenes of local artists’ creative processes and into their working studios

Bikes & Blooms

April 2017: Produced along with Legacy Parks Foundation, experience the Dogwood trails the lean, green way – on a bicycle by way of an organized ride led by Tennessee Valley Bicycles.

Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites

April 2017: Explore more than 60 miles of trails, open gardens, camera sites, and historic homes as you enjoy a walk, bike, or drive. Fountain City will be the Featured Trail.

Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square

April 28-30, 2017: Formerly known as Market Square Art Fair, several blocks of downtown Knoxville becomes a dynamic street festival encompassing high-quality visual, performing, culinary, and children’s arts.

2016 Festival Artists

Art Slam

April 29, 2017: A fast-paced art competition where adult and youth artists design wild and fun adirondack chairs in Krutch Park to be auctioned

 Dogwood Arts Featured Gardens

April 2017: Select homes with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for a short time only.

Hikes & Blooms

April 2017: Produced along with Legacy Parks Foundation, these interpretive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora about unique locations.

Walking Trails

April 2017: Focusing on the idea of stepping out into our community, the trails are at least one-mile in length and folks are encouraged to walk, run, or bike these trails.

Regional Fine Art Exhibition

June 2-30, 2017: Progressive emerging and professional regional artists exhibit their work in a variety of genres.