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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. 

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2023 EXHIBITION

EPIPHONE GUITAR DESIGN CONTEST

Application Now Open

Click the button above to apply online or CLICK HERE to download the application and mail entries 

Application Deadline: February 14th

Exhibition on Display: May 3-30, 2024

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, May 3rd from 5-8PM 

  • 123 W Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

*Select Guitars will be on display at the Southern Skies Music Festival on Saturday, May 11th​

The Epiphone Guitar Design contest is open to all high school and middle school students living in East Tennessee. Several guitar designs created by youth artists will be selected for implementation and exhibition. The art guitars will be displayed at the Dogwood Arts Gallery in Knoxville, TN and at the Southern Skies Music Festival. The guitars will be auctioned to benefit youth programs at Dogwood Arts.

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2022 EXHIBITION

2021 EXHIBITION

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Art Kits

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.