First Friday

April 7| Rhythm N’ Blooms Guitar Design Contest

Dogwood Arts is proud to announce the fifth annual Guitar Design Contest, an exciting opportunity for regional and local students to customize an Epiphone Guitar with original artwork! Our art guitars can be viewed April 1-9 at Awaken Coffee. Awards will be announced during First Friday and our Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival. Dogwood Arts’ First Fridays are sponsored by First Watch, and our Student Guitar Design Contest is sponsored by Epiphone.

Rhythm N’ Blooms is a festival that’s just as much about the city of Knoxville as it is about music. The 2017 festival honors the identity and spirit of our rich East Tennessee history while providing a premium listening environment for top-notch musical performances. Knoxville’s story has always been set to music. Rhythm N’ Blooms highlights that soundtrack and celebrates the crossroads of this city’s varied music history by showcasing popular national acts alongside the finest musicians East Tennessee has to offer. Buy your tickets now!

First Friday Sponsor

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!