Events & Exhibits

First Friday Artist: Amanda Thompson, Box of Pearls

October 7: Amanda Thompson creates unique fine and fashion jewelry in Knoxville, Tennessee. In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month, she will showcase a creative of line of handcrafted wearable art that promotes healing and transformation. Our doors will be open from 5:30-8:30, 123 W. Jackson Ave, in Knoxville’s Old City.

Boobs & Blooms: Scarfmaking Fundraiser

October 22: To raise funding for our art therapy programs with the Cancer Support Community, we will host a “Create Your Own Silk Scarf” event. Your purchase and creation of an ebru scarf, will allow a cancer patient or caregiver to make one at our next workshop at the CSC. Join us as we raise awareness about breast cancer and cancer survivorship!

First Friday Artist: Ericka Ryba

November 4: Coming Soon!

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 Spring Celebration Dates

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.

Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites

March 31 – April 30, 2017: Explore more than 60 miles of trails, open gardens, and camera sites, as you enjoy a walk, bike or drive as you enjoy the natural beauty of our region by way the iconic Dogwood Trails.

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 Arts Featured Gardens

April 22 & 23 2017: Select homes with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for a short time only.

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 Dogwood Arts Festival Artists

Art Slam

April 29, 2017: A fast-paced art competition where adult and youth artists create paintings in Krutch Park to be auctioned

Hikes & Blooms

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

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. DATE TBA.

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.

Dogwood Art DeTour

May 6-7, 2017: Artists studio trails take you behind the scenes of local artists’ creative processes and into their working studios.

Regional Art Exhibition

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