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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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
Progressive emerging and professional regional artists exhibit their work in a variety of genres.
Celebrating the artistic endeavors of Knox County school-aged students having diverse abilities.
Knoxville’s next generation of artists is on display, featuring the work of gifted art students from area schools.
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 day-long street painting festival that turns downtown Knoxville sidewalks into a vast canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists.
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
Explore more than 60 miles of trails, open gardens, camera sites, and historic homes as you enjoy a walk, bike, or drive.
Artists studio trails take you behind the scenes of local artists’ creative processes and into their working studios
Select homes with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for a short time only.
Produced along with Legacy Parks Foundation, these interpretive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora about unique locations.
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.
A fast-paced art competition where adult and youth artists design wild and fun adirondack chairs in Krutch Park to be auctioned
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.