Events & Exhibits

First Friday: Glass Guys

January 6, 2017: Dogwood Arts will feature artworks created by the talented Glass Guys who call Knoxville and our East Tennessee region home. Featured artists include: Richard Jolley, Matthew Cummings, Matt Salley, Johnny Glass, Thomas Spake, Everett Hirche, Tyler Olson, David Wiss, Samuel Meketon, Curt Brock + More.

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

February 3-5, 2017: The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show provides visitors the chance to shop hundreds of retailers and manufacturers exhibiting products, offering services and advice on interior design, home improvement, gardening, art collection and more. Stroll through beautifully landscaped  gardens to inspire you and have the opportunity to talk with the designers. Make your home and garden dreams a reality!

First Friday: House & Garden Show Artist Market 

February 3, 2017: New this year is the Artist Marketplace at Dogwood’s House & Garden Show. Shop for pottery, glass, paintings, jewelry and more at the Knoxville Convention Center.

2017 Spring Celebration Dates

Synergy: Student Exhibition

March 6-24, 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 6-24, 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.

Hikes & Blooms

March 11, 2017: Produced along with Legacy Parks Foundation, these interpretive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora about unique locations. Join us for another Hikes & Blooms on April 12th! 

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 the natural beauty of our region along more than 60 miles of trails as you enjoy a walk, bike or drive on the iconic Dogwood Trails throughout the Knoxville area. The Fountain City Trail is the featured trail in 2017.

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

April 2017 – March 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

April 8, 2017: Dogwood Arts is proud to announce the fifth annual Guitar Design Contest, an exciting opportunity to customize an Epiphone Guitar with your own original artwork! This contest is open to all regional high schools and middle schools.

Hikes & Blooms

April 12, 2017: Produced along with Legacy Parks Foundation, these interpretive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora about unique locations.

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

Bikes & Blooms

April 29 & 30, 2017: Produced along with Legacy Parks Foundation, experience the Dogwood trails the lean, green way – on a bicycle by way of an organized ride.

Walking Trails

April & May 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. Walk, run or bike these trails to earn miles towards the Covenant Health Dogwood Patch!

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.