Dogwood Arts April Celebration

Throughout the month of April join Dogwood Arts in celebrating the start of Spring with various community events all around Knoxville!

Dogwood Arts Festival – Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28 in Historic Market Square:

The 58th annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be held April 26-28, 2019 in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. 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. This long-standing tradition is supported by strong corporate, municipal, and media partners that ensure an estimated attendance of 40,000 to 50,000 people over the 3-day weekend each year.  

Festival Hours: Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm (music until 10pm), Saturday: 10:00am–8:00pm (music until 10pm), and Sunday: 10:00am–5:00pm (music starts at 11am)

How Much: Free

Volunteer: Click here to register through Volunteer East Tennessee

Art in Public Places:

Art in Public Places is a large-scale outdoor sculpture program showcased throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa, Tennessee. The annual rotating installation is one of many Dogwood Arts programs focused on providing access to the arts for everyone, promoting awareness of the strong visual arts community thriving in our region, and creating a vibrant and inspiring environment for residents and visitors to experience. Over the past eleven years, Dogwood Arts has curated and installed over 220 works of art, and the Art In Public Places program has gained national recognition as a platform for world-class artists. This year’s ambitious collection of sculptures created by artists from across the nation has been selected by sculptor John Douglas Powers.

Schedule of Events:

April 1-31 Songbirds Guitar Museum Exhibition – Featuring Student Designed Art Guitars
April 1 Art in Public Places
April 4- April 30 Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens & Camera Sites
April 5 First Friday – Limited Edition Print Artist Exhibition & Spring Celebration Preview Party
April 5 – 30 Limited Edition Print Artist Exhibition & Spring Event Showcase
April 6 Chalk Walk
April 13 & 14 Featured Gardens
April 26 – 28 Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square
April 2019 (TBD) Hikes & Blooms
April 2019 (TBD) Bikes & Blooms
All April & Throughout The Year Walking Trails



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