Events & Exhibits

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.

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.

Guitar Design Contest

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.

Bikes & Blooms

April 9 & 10: 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

April 15: An invitation-only event kicking off the opening of the Dogwood Trails and Open Gardens.

Artitude: A Partnership with the Cancer Support Community

April 15: 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

April 15-30: 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

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

Dogwood Arts Featured Gardens

April 23 & 24: Select homes with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for a short time only.

Hikes & Blooms

April 23 & 24: 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

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.

2016 Festival Artists

Art Slam

April 30: 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.