Dogwood Arts hosts 20 annual events and programs. From public sculpture exhibitions, music festivals, trail rides, and everything in between; there's something for everyone.
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ALL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
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.
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
A world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, Zoo Knoxville, The Muse Children’s Museum, ORNL Federal Credit Union branches, and Jackson Square.
ART KITS FOR KIDS
The Art Kits for Kids program provides free art and educational supplies to students in need across East Tennessee. The Kits are distributed through partnerships with nonprofit organizations that serve youth in East Tennessee.
PURCHASE TREES THROUGH NOVEMBER 18, 2020
Bazillion Blooms is our annual tree-planting campaign where we sell bare-root dogwood trees to Keep Knoxville Blooming. Dogwood Arts along with corporate and community support has planted more than 11,000 new dogwoods in 11 years.
APRIL 3-12, 2021
This virtual, community-wide event encourages artists of all ages to create one-of-a-kind chalk artworks on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and community spaces!
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.
DOGWOOD TRAILS, OPEN GARDENS & CAMERA SITES
APRIL 1-30, 2021
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.
FIRST FRIDAY: ART WALK
On the First Friday of each month, downtown galleries and shops unveil new exhibitions and host open houses to promote the arts in our community. Dogwood Arts hosts a different artist or artist collective in our Gallery located at 123 W. Jackson Avenue.
HOUSE & GARDEN SHOW
FEBRUARY 12 - MARCH 14, 2021
The House & Garden Show provides visitors the chance to shop hundreds of retailers and manufacturers exhibiting products, offering services and advice on interior design, home improvement, gardening, and more. Stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens and have the opportunity to talk with the designers.
RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS MUSIC FESTIVAL
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.
SOUTHERN SKIES MUSIC FESTIVAL
MAY 14, 2022
This one-day music event is curated by The Dirty Guv’nahs and features seven musical acts across two stages, food trucks, craft beer, wine, specialty cocktails, a Maker Market, and more.
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!
YOUTH ART PROGRAMS
SYNERGY, EPIPHONE GUITAR DESIGN CONTEST, A VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Investing in the next generation of artists is more important than ever before. Our youth art exhibitions, contests, and events, encourage our youngest artists to express themselves and get creative.