Our Art Programs are designed to promote professional artists, emerging artists, and young aspiring artists. Professional artists embrace opportunities such as our long-standing Dogwood Arts Festival and our Art In Public Places Sculpture program. Emerging artists often engage in our mural program, Chalk Walk event, and sell their artwork at our markets. Youth artists participate in the popular Chalk Walk, our Epiphone Guitar Design contest, A Very Special Arts Festival, and Synergy Exhibition.
Our newest initiative, Art Kits for Kids, has provided free art and educational supplies to over 13,800 children in East Tennessee. Dogwood Arts is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Art programs at Dogwood Arts are supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Art programs at Dogwood Arts are supported in whole or in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
To further advance existing creative efforts in downtown Knoxville, we seek to connect artists with additional resources and opportunities to produce murals in the heart of the city. Artists may apply for funding to cover supplies, equipment, and other needs related to the creation of new artworks.
DOGWOOD ARTS FESTIVAL
APRIL 23-25, 2021
This spring celebration features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids and adults. The Festival is located on bustling Market Square and adjoining Krutch Park set against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor sculptures.