Events & Exhibits

Art in Public Places Knoxville

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

Regional Fine Art Exhibition

April 1-29 Progressive emerging and professional regional artists exhibit their work in a variety of genres.

A Very Special Arts Festival

April 6: Celebrating the artistic endeavors of Knox County school-aged students having diverse abilities.

Synergy: Student Art Exhibition

April 7-22: 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

April 7-22: In its second 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.

Rhythm N’ Blooms

April 8-10: 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.

Chalk Walk

April 9: 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.

Dogwood Luncheon

April 13: An invitation-only event kicking off the opening of the Dogwood Trails and Open Gardens.

Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites

April 13-30: Explore more than 60 miles of trails, open gardens, camera sites, and historic homes as you enjoy a walk, bike, or drive.

Walking Trails

April 13-30: 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

April 16-17: Artists studio trails take you behind the scenes of local artists’ creative processes and into their working studios

Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square

April 29-May 1: 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.

Bikes & Blooms

TBA: A featured event of Outdoor KnoxFest, experience the Dogwood trails the lean, green way – on a bicycle by way of an organized or self-guided ride.