Events & Exhibits


First Friday: Table – A Furniture Exhibition

February 2-23, 2018: Dogwood Arts showcases emerging and established furniture artists creating one-of-a-kind tables on First Friday. Join us for the opening reception at the Dogwood Arts Gallery located at 123 W Jackson Ave in the Old City from 5:30-8:00pm.

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show 40th Anniversary

February 16-18, 2018:  Celebrate our 40th Anniversary with more than 119,000 square feet of gardening inspiration, interior design advice, shopping, and so much more.

Synergy: Student Art Exhibition

March 7-23, 2018: 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 7-23, 2018: 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.


March 23, 2018: An auction and celebration of art, courage, and survivorship benefiting Dogwood Arts and the Cancer Support Community at Cherokee Mills.

A Very Special Arts Festival

March 28, 2018: Celebrating the artistic endeavors of Knox County school-aged students having diverse abilities.

Dogwood Arts Luncheon (Invitation Only)

March 29, 2018: Dogwood Arts opens our spring celebration, trails, and gardens at our annual luncheon.

Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites

March 31 – April 30, 2017: Explore the natural beauty of our region along more than 80 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 2018 – March 2019: A world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, and Oak Ridge.

Chalk Walk

April 21, 2018: 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 5, 2018: UTK Sculpture department students exhibit up-cycled artworks created from steel materials provided by the Gerdau company located at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival

April 6-8, 2018: 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 6, 2018: 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, 2018: Produced along with Legacy Parks Foundation, these interpretive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora about unique locations.

Dogwood Arts Featured Gardens

April 14 & 15, 2018: Select properties with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for a short time only.

Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square

April 27-29, 2018: Formerly known as Market Square Art Fair, several blocks of downtown Knoxville become a dynamic street festival encompassing high-quality visual, performing, and children’s arts.

Art Slam

April 29, 2018: A fast-paced art competition where artists create paintings in Krutch Park to be auctioned to benefit Dogwood Arts & The Muse Knoxville

Bikes & Blooms

April, 2018:  Experience the Dogwood trails the lean, green way – on a bicycle by way of an organized ride.

Walking Trails

April & May, 2018: 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!

Regional Art Exhibition

June 1-30, 2018: Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established regional artists will be showcased at the Dogwood Arts Gallery.

Dogwood Art DeTour

November 3-4, 2018: Artists studio tours take you behind the scenes of local artists’ creative processes and into their working studios.