First Friday Exhibitions

First Friday: Epiphone Guitar Design Contest Exhibition

Dogwood Arts is proud to announce the opening of the sixth annual Guitar Design Contest Exhibition. The contest is an exciting opportunity for middle and high school students to customize an Epiphone Guitar with their own original artwork!

The 15 winning designs will be on display at the Dogwood Arts Office and voted on during the opening reception and throughout the Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival, April 6th-8th, 2018.

The exhibition will feature work by Kera Way (Grace Christian), Mallory Fox(Grace Christian), Lauren Lewis(Grace Christian), Loch Murray (McCallie), Leah Crowley (Bearden High), Kathryn Lamattina(Bearden High), Kedian Liu (Bearden High), Ariana Dotson (Bearden High), Nicole Robinson (Bearden High), Maia Langlois (Bearden High), Danielle Pinckert (Bearden High), Allison Murray (Gibbs High), Sophia J Krusen (Oak Ridge High), Candace Li (Halls Middle), and Cassidy Marshall (Halls Middle).

Join us for an opening reception celebrating these 15 amazing artists! Guests will also be able to purchase discounted tickets to Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival at the reception PLUS enjoy live music from Rhythm N’ Blooms alum Travis Bigwood!

Travis is a Knoxville singer-songwriter who uses southern ideology and folklore to create arrangements yearning for simpler times. He has recently stepped out to tell his own story. Don’t miss his live performance at the reception!

There will be light refreshments available. Questions? Call Dogwood Arts at (865) 637-4561

First Friday Sponsors:

Artists, curators, and performers may apply to showcase their talents at Dogwood Arts (123 W. Jackson Ave) by applying below. We are currently accepting applications for January, February and March. Dogwood Arts also promotes off site First Friday exhibitions on our website. To promote your First Friday activities email

Apply to be a First Friday Artist or Curator. Click Submit Below!