YOUTH ART PROGRAMS 

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS

Our programs are designed to promote professional and emerging artists, as well as young aspiring artists. We have several annual events and programs with opportunities for youth participation: Chalk Walk, the Epiphone Guitar Design contest, the Synergy Exhibition, and the Art Kits for Kids initiative. 

 

A VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL

WEST HIGH SCHOOL

DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

A Very Special Arts Festival is a one of a kind event that celebrates Knox County Students with diverse abilities and the various artistic skills they are learning in the classroom. The event is not a competition, but an opportunity for students with disabilities to share their talents, works of art, and accomplishments with the community. Through this event, we hope to encourage and stimulate feelings of self-worth within these students.
 

The event includes a wide variety of activities in music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Workshops of “make and take” arts and crafts, demonstrations, exhibits of art work, and performances by individuals with disabilities are all elements of the festival. Students will enjoy spending time with local mascot/character favorites, an exhibit from the Knoxville Zoo mobile, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a DJ, and more!

EPIPHONE GUITAR DESIGN CONTEST

SONGBIRDS MUSEUM

EXHIBITION: TO BE ANNOUNCED

The contest is open to all high school and middle school students living in East Tennessee. 20 Guitar designs created by youth artists were selected and will be displayed at the Songbirds Museum, a one-of-a-kind guitar museum located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Dogwood Arts Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee. The guitars will be auctioned online to benefit Dogwood Arts and the Songbirds Foundation’s youth art programs.

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2019 EXHIBITION

Cassidy Dummer
Cassidy Dummer

12th Grade

Charlie Hooks
Charlie Hooks

12th Grade

Katie Deanna Wnuk
Katie Deanna Wnuk

12th Grade

Lauren Lewis
Lauren Lewis

12th Grade

Savannah Hall
Savannah Hall

12th Grade

Victoria Hinkley
Victoria Hinkley

12th Grade

Victoria Wheelock
Victoria Wheelock

12th Grade

Danae Wnuk
Danae Wnuk

11th Grade

Gabriel Kay
Gabriel Kay

11th Grade

Jayde Durham
Jayde Durham

11th Grade

Kassidy Gray
Kassidy Gray

11th Grade

Sallie Marie Raulston
Sallie Marie Raulston

11th Grade

Emily Bradford
Emily Bradford

10th Grade

Hannah Lewis
Hannah Lewis

10th Grade

Jessica Mingle
Jessica Mingle

9th Grade

Lauren Thompson
Lauren Thompson

9th Grade

Haleigh West
Haleigh West

8th Grade

McLean Murray
McLean Murray

6th Grade

 

ART KITS
FOR KIDS 

Every child deserves access to creative opportunities and art education regardless of the financial circumstances of their families. Time spent creating art has a tremendous impact on child development. Unfortunately, we recognize that many children in our community do not have the resources necessary to enjoy art at home. The Art Kits for Kids program helps change that by providing a variety of age-appropriate supplies like crayons, colored pencils, markers, modeling clay, coloring pages, construction paper, scissors, pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue, pens, notepads, and more to kids in need all across East Tennessee.