Events & Exhibits

Dogwood Arts Open House (First Friday)

August 5: We have moved to 123 W. Jackson Avenue in the heart of Knoxville’s Old City! Join us for our open house on August 5th during First Friday festivities.

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 2: 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:

Art in Public Places

April 1, 2016 – March 10, 2017: A world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, and Oak Ridge.

Rhythm N’ Blooms

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

Regional Fine Art Exhibition

Progressive emerging and professional regional artists exhibit their work in a variety of genres.

A Very Special Arts Festival

Celebrating the artistic endeavors of Knox County school-aged students having diverse abilities.

Synergy: Student Art Exhibition

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

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.

Chalk Walk

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.

Bikes & Blooms

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 Luncheon

An invitation-only event kicking off the opening of the Dogwood Trails and Open Gardens.

Artitude: A Partnership with the Cancer Support Community

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

Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites

Explore more than 60 miles of trails, open gardens, camera sites, and historic homes as you enjoy a walk, bike, or drive.

Dogwood Art DeTour

Artists studio trails take you behind the scenes of local artists’ creative processes and into their working studios

Dogwood Arts Featured Gardens

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

Hikes & Blooms

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

Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square

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

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

Walking Trails

Open Dawn to Dusk: 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.