First Friday Exhibitions

On the first Friday of each month, downtown streets come alive for an evening of gallery openings and unique art experiences. Dogwood Arts’ monthly exhibitions feature our 15+ unique programs while

Carl Gombert Exhibition – December First Friday

December 7, 2018 – January 11, 2019: “Carl Gombert uses stamps – the kind sold in craft stores – to create black-and-white or color-filled mandalas, symbolic graphics usually in the form of a circle. He stamps the circles with rows of images from gnomes to skeletons to babies to crowns to bees to pop culture characters.” His playful large scale paintings will be on display for the entire month. Learn more about Carl’s Artwork click here.

(Happy New Year – Dogwood Arts Gallery Closed – NO JANUARY FIRST FRIDAY)

Art Market at the Dogwood House & Garden Show – February First Friday

February 1-3, 2019: Over 25 talented artists working in a variety of mediums will have artwork for sale at the Dogwood House & Garden Show – Art Market – located at the Knoxville Convention Center. Hundreds of retailers and manufacturers will be exhibiting products, offering services and advice on interior design, home improvement, and outdoor living spaces over the three-day weekend. Tickets are $10 at the door, and funding benefits the Dogwood Arts Festival in April.

Denise Stewart Sanabria – Plywood People Installation – March First Friday

March 1-29 , 2019: Denise Stewart-Sanabria paints hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior. She is also known for her life size charcoal portrait drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual installations. Learn more about Denise’s Artwork click here.

First Friday Sponsors:

Artists, curators, and performers may apply to showcase their talents at Dogwood Arts (123 W. Jackson Ave). Contact kcreason@dogwoodarts.com for further details.