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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES:
SCULPTURE PROGRAM

The Art in Public Places program brings art outside, adding character and beauty to our city streets and spaces.  The program includes an annually rotating, outdoor sculpture exhibition and a large-scale mural program that is entering its second year. The sculptures are installed in prominent locations throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa. Started in 2007 by Eddie Mannis and Bart Watkins, the Art in Public Places sculpture program has curated and installed over 280 works of art and gained national recognition as a platform for exhibiting world-class sculptors.

BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS: Do you want to become a sculpture site? Sculptures are leased for a 1-year period beginning each June. Do you have a great (public) site to display a piece? Let us know! Email ecurran@dogwoodarts.com or call (865) 637-4561 for more information.

ARTIST APPLICATION: We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2024-2025 Exhibition (deadline was November 15th).

Sculpture Program

2020 ART VENDORS

SCULPTURE 

PROGRAM

The Art in Public Places Sculpture Program is an annually rotating, outdoor sculpture exhibition on display in prominent locations throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa, TN. There are currently sculptures installed in these locations:

  • Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

  • ORNL Federal Credit Union (Northshore Branch)

  • ORNL Federal Credit Union (Oak Ridge Branch)

  • Emory Place

  • Zoo Knoxville

  • UT Gardens

  • Mcghee Tyson Airport

  • The Muse 

 

Started in 2007 by Eddie Mannis and Bart Watkins, the Art in Public Places sculpture program has installed over 280 works of art and gained national recognition as a platform for exhibiting world-class sculptors. This year’s ambitious collection of sculptures created by artists from across the country was curated by Andrea Bailey and Desmond Lewis.

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2023-2024 EXHIBITION

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Night in the Forest
Gregory Smith

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$18,500

Sponsor:

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Fettle
Luke Achterberg

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$8,500

Sponsor:

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Listen
Chris Wubbena

Location:

Emory Place

Cost:

$20,000

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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#127
Howard Russo

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$6,500

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Brave New Worlds
Charles Pilkey

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$5,000

Sponsor:

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Air Garden
Steve Buduo

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$4,000

Sponsor:

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Angles and Ellipses
Matt Amante

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$4,000

Sponsor:

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Solar System
Hanna Jubran

Location:

ORNL Federal Credit Union (Oak Ridge Branch)

Cost:

$25,000

Sponsor:

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Semaphore II
Brian Ferriby

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$8,000

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Fury
Jose Calabrese

Location:

Zoo Knoxville

Cost:

$17,000

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Earth Pod
Susan Woodford

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$5,000

Sponsor:

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Tangent Circles
Mary Ruden

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$7,000

Sponsor:

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Amrita Devi
Charles Pilkey

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$12,000

Sponsor:

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Industrial Oaf: Lifting Instability
Kevin Vanek

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$12,000

Sponsor:

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Tree Colony
Richard Herzog

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$8,500

Sponsor:

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Collusion
Mike Hansel

Location:

Emory Place

Cost:

$22,000

Sponsor:

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Twirling
Richard Pitts

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$15,000

Sponsor:

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"The Feather"
Kirk Seese

Location:

UT Gardens

Cost:

$7,500

Sponsor:

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Incipient
Luke Achterberg

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$12,000

Sponsor:

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Something out of Nothing
Ben Pierce

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$7,500

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Shift
Eric Stephenson

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$75,000

Sponsor:

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Emergence #11
Eric Stephenson

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$80,000

Sponsor:

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A Refusal to Stop and Ask for Directions
Harry McDaniel

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$14,000

Sponsor:

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The Music Box
Richard Morgan

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$8,500

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Ace of Spades
Ray Katz

Location:

ORNL Federal Credit Union (Northshore Branch)

Cost:

$25,000

Sponsor:

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FreeFlight
David Skora

Location:

McGhee Tyson Airport

Cost:

$6,000

Sponsor:

2022-2023 EXHIBITION

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Helicopter Seeds

Brian Ferriby

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$8,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Asteray

Nicole Beck

Location:

ORNL Federal Credit Union (Northshore Branch)

Cost:

$15,000.00

Sponsor:

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Means of the Builder III

Steve Buduo

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

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Intestinal Fortitude

Mike Hansel

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$24,000.00

Sponsor:

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Queen of Hearts

Ray Katz

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$25,000.00

Sponsor:

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Victoria

Chris Wubbena

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$10,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Twisted Botanical Wave

Mary Angers

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$15,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Memories in Flight

Susan Woodford

Location:

UT Gardens

Cost:

$9,000.00

Sponsor:

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Lost Signals

Nathan Pierce

Location:

ORNL Federal Credit Union (Oak Ridge)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

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Waco Ribbon

Rollin Karg

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$4,350.00

Sponsor:

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My Favorite Thing

Travis Emmen

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$36,500.00

Sponsor:

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Hydra

Brigit Ciskowski

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

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Atom

Hanna Jubran

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$45,000.00

Sponsor:

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Lightning Sanctuary

Harry McDaniel

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$4,000.00

Sponsor:

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Vuida

Joni Younkins-Herzog

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$8,000.00

Sponsor:

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Miasmata

Andrew Light

Location:

Emory Place

Cost:

$20,000.00

Sponsor:

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Laxus Arms

Susan Woodford

Location:

Zoo Knoxville

Cost:

$14,000.00

Sponsor:

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Yellow Brick Road

Richard Pitts

Location:

Maker Exchange

Cost:

$12,000.00

Sponsor:

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ConCon

Matt Amante

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$2,000.00

Sponsor:

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Resting Red Eared Cow

Jim Collins

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$7,500.00

Sponsor:

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Alien Flower

Richard Herzog

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$14,500.00

Sponsor:

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Cosmic Knot

John Ross

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

$15,000.00

Sponsor:

Artist Website
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Meaningful Scoop

Kevin Vanek

Location:

Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Cost:

Coming Soon

Sponsor:

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Incendiary

Luke Achterberg

Location:

Emory Place

Cost:

$11,800.00

Sponsor:

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Ojigi Bird

Suguru Hiraide

Location:

Mcghee Tyson Airport

Cost:

$6,500.00

Sponsor:

ON PERMANENT DISPLAY

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Sailor's Warning

Duke Oursler

Location:

Material:

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It's All About Electricity

Richard Herzog

Location:

Zoo Knoxville

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Fern Temple II

Austin Collins

Location:

The Muse (East Knoxville)

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Discovery

Fisher Stolz

Material:

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Night

Charles Pilkey

Location:

Zoo Knoxville

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Self Reflection

J. Taylor Wallace

Location:

Krutch Park Extension (Downtown)

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Outer Orbits

John Ross

Location:

Jackson Square (Oak Ridge)

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Faust

John Sauve

Location:

Emory Place (N. Knoxville)

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