The Dogwood Gallery features monthly-rotating exhibitions by local and regional artists. On the First Friday of each month, we host an opening reception for the new exhibition from 5-8PM as a part of the Downtown Knoxville Art Walk. Explore galleries, studios, and artist collectives; roam through shops hosting open houses and local artist exhibits; enjoy performance art and live music in the streets and at a variety of venues; drop in restaurants along the way and treat yourself to drinks and great food.

As you arrive downtown, look for ArtWalk flags to guide your way to events that are free and open to the public. Every month – year-round – brings fresh new exhibits, performances, dining opportunities, and special events. 

First Fridays at Dogwood Arts are sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union and Ashe's Wine & Spirits. 

  • Gallery Hours: M-F 10AM-5PM

  • Address: 123 W. Jackson Avenue 

Interested in showing your work with us? Click HERE to fill out an Interest Form!


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Collected Works by Esther Sitver

Exhibition Dates:

August 6-27, 2021

Opening Reception:

August 6, 2021 / 5-8PM

Voices of Appalachia Exhibition by Brian Melton

Exhibition Dates:

November 5-23, 2021

Opening Reception:

November 5, 2021 / 5-8PM


Epiphone Guitar Design Exhibition 

Exhibition Dates:

September 3-24, 2021

Opening Reception:

September 3, 2021 / 5-8PM

Old City Photography Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:

October 1-29, 2021

Opening Reception:

October 1, 2021 / 5-8PM


Esther Sitver is a Knoxville, TN-based illustrator who merges vintage aesthetics with contemporary progressive ideas. She draws great inspiration from Charles Dana Gibson, mid-century lifestyle illustrators, and Molly Crabapple. Sitver’s love for traditional pen and ink drawing pulls together her specialties: portraiture/figure drawing, editorial illustration, pattern design, plein air painting, and hand-lettering. Recently, she won 2nd place in the Dolly Show at Rala. Sitver also works at Pioneer House Letterpress as an Internet Marketing Assistant and for Danielle Art Matters as a Graphic Artist. In her free time, she loves hiking, gardening, cooking, and rollerskating. A graduate of Ringling College of Art + Design’s Illustration BFA Class of 2020. See more of her work at



Dogwood Arts partnered with the Songbirds Foundation in Chattanooga to give 19 students the chance to design and paint guitars provided by Epiphone. The guitars will be on exhibition in the gallery at Dogwood Arts for the month of September before moving to the Songbirds Guitar Museum in Chattanooga, where they will be on display October 1-29th.


Local singer/songwriter Zack Miles will be joining us for live music from 5:30-8PM on First Friday!


The exhibition features work by students from the L&N Stem Academy, Grace Christian Academy, Halls Middle School, Bearden Middle School, Concord Christian School, Walker Valley High School, Hixson High School, The Howard School, McCallie School, Jefferson Middle School, Girls Preparatory School, The Howard School, Central High School, and several homeschooled students.


The online auction will be live September 3rd - October 31st with proceeds benefiting youth art + music programs hosted by Dogwood Arts and the Songbirds Foundation.