Events & Exhibits

2017 Spring Celebration Dates

Synergy: Student Art Exhibition

March 6-24, 2017: Knoxville’s next generation of artists is on display, featuring the work of gifted art students from area schools at Clayton Center for the Arts.

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 located at Clayton Center for the Arts.

Hikes & Blooms

March 18, 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.

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

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.

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.

Art of Recycling

April 6, 2017: A exhibition showcasing the unique talents of UTK Sculpture students in partnership with Gerdau Steel located at the Knoxville Convention Center.

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.

First Friday: Guitar Design Contest

April 7-9, 2017: Dogwood Arts is proud to announce the fifth annual Guitar Design Contest, an exciting opportunity for students to customize an Epiphone Guitar with original artwork! Designed Guitars can be viewed at Awaken Coffee during First Friday and Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival.

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.

Artists on Location

April 26-29 2017: The Knoxville Museum of Art encourages artists take their materials outdoors and respond directly to the area’s natural springtime beauty. Artists will be creating masterpieces during the Dogwood Arts Festival.

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, and children’s arts.

Art Slam

April 30, 2017: A fast-paced art competition where artists create paintings in Krutch Park to be auctioned for Dogwood Arts & The Muse Knoxville

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!

First Friday: Arrowmont at Dogwood Arts

May 5, 2017:  An exhibition showcasing Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft and an Art DeTour Artist reception at Dogwood Arts

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.