UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Scroll down for a full list of programs & events

Art in Public Places Sculpture Exhibition

June 2021 - June 2022

House & Garden Show
 

February 11-13, 2022

Chalk Walk
 

April 2, 2022

Southern Skies Music Festival

May 14, 2022

Exhibition: Epiphone Student Guitar Design

September 3-24, 2021

Synergy Exhibition
 

March 2022

Spring Featured Gardens
 

April 15 - 16, 2022

Regional Art Exhibition
 

June 2022

Bazillion Blooms: Tree Pick-Up 

December 3-4, 2021

Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites

April 1 - 30, 2022

Dogwood Arts Festival
 

April 22-24, 2022

ALL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

MURAL PROGRAM

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.

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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

SCULPTURE PROGRAM

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.

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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.

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BAZILLION BLOOMS

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.

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BIKES & BLOOMS

Experience the Dogwood trails the lean, green way – on a bicycle by way of an organized ride.

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CHALK WALK

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!

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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.

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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.

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FEATURED GARDENS

April 17-18, 2021

Select properties with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public for one weekend only.

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FIRST FRIDAY: ART WALK

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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HIKES & BLOOMS

Produced along with Covenant Health, these interpretive hikes will highlight interesting facts, features, and flora about unique locations.

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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.

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REGIONAL ART EXHIBITION

JUNE 2021

Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established regional artists will be showcased at the Emporium Center Gallery.

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RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS MUSIC FESTIVAL

POSTPONED

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.

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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.

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WALKING TRAILS

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!

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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.