Ends on November 1, 2017$40.00

The 57th Annual celebration of Dogwood Arts will be held during April, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dogwood Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote and celebration our region's art, culture, and natural beauty. Dogwood Arts produces many activities and events to showcase the art, culture, and the natural beauty of East Tennessee. A featured event of Dogwood Arts, the annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be held April 27-29, 2018 in the heart of downtown Knoxville.

The Dogwood Arts Festival is a popular outdoor event featuring fine art and fine craft, folk art, live music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids and adults in the heart of downtown Knoxville. The Festival is located on Market Square, along Market Street and Clinch Avenue, and in Krutch Park against a canvas of blossoming trees and outdoor sculpture. Attendance is estimated to be around 100,000 for this free event. The Festival receives significant advertising and editorial coverage throughout East Tennessee and the region. Read our Prospectus before you apply!


November 1, 2017: Application Deadline
December 1, 2017: Artist Notification via Email
January 12, 2018: 
Contracts & Booth Fees Due [$350]
Thursday, April 26, 2018:
 Exhibitor Setup
Friday April 28, 2018: Festival 
11am – 8pm
Saturday, April 29, 2018: Festival 
10am – 8pm
Sunday, April 30, 2018: Festival 
11am – 5pm

Ends on December 31, 2017$20.00
From pottery to painting and furniture to photography, showcase your artwork at The 2018 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show, February 16-18, 2018. In its' 40th year, this popular event draws over 15,000 visitors from around the region seeking inspiration for their home and gardens. Hundreds of retailers and manufacturers exhibit products, offer services and advice on interior design, home improvement, and outdoor living spaces. 

New this year is the Artist Marketplace, where you can join others in showcasing your craft (or work) for sale at a lower rental fee. Artist Applications will be reviewed by a jury of Dogwood Arts representatives. Upon selection, artists pay a $500 Booth Fee (10'x10') or $325 for a table space inside the Marketplace. Dogwood Arts will curate artist placements within the market. Come be a part of this lively indoor market!  House & Garden Show  

July 3, 2017: Artist Application Available
December 31, 2017: Contract Due with 50% Booth or Market Fee

House & Garden Show Dates
Friday, February 16, 2018:      10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018:    10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018:   11:00am-5:00pm


• 2-4 Exhibitor badges

• Multi-media advertising schedule including print, television, internet, billboards, and signage  

• Face-to-face relationship building with customers and prospects 

• 2-4 complimentary tickets, $20-40 value

• Shuttle service from Blackstock Parking during move-in on Thursday, February 15 and move-out on Sunday, February 18.

• Exposure on Dogwoodhouseandgarden.com with live hyperlink to your website 

• Listing on floor plans distributed to guests at the show

• Retail sales and promotional opportunity to approximately 18,000 potential customers

Ends on December 31, 2017
Dogwood Art’s First Friday events and exhibitions highlight our 16 unique programs and support the creativity of local and regional artists. Our doors are open, and we welcome you to join us as we showcase and celebrate artists and art lovers at our new office located at 123 W. Jackson Ave in Knoxville’s Old City.

Artists, curators and performers may apply to showcase their talents at Dogwood Arts (123 W. Jackson Ave) by applying below. We are currently accepting 2018 applications. Dogwood Arts also promotes off site First Friday exhibitions on our website. To promote your First Friday activities email kcreason@dogwoodarts.com

Ends on January 12, 2018$35.00
Art in Public Places (AIPP), now in its 11th year, is a featured presentation of Dogwood Arts. In partnership with the City of Knoxville, Art in Public Places is a juried exhibition of large-scale sculptures created by exceptional local, regional and national artists. The 2018-2019 Exhibition will feature up to twenty (20) sculptures. The selected works will be exhibited from March 2018-2019. Read the Prospectus before you apply!


January 12, 2018: Application Deadline [$35 fee] EXTENDED 2 DAYS!
January 29, 2018: Notification of Acceptance via email
March 10 – 18, 2018: Installation Dates (Weekends)
April 1, 2018 – March 9, 2019: Exhibition Dates
March 9 – 17, 2019Removal Dates

Ends on February 1, 2018$10.00
The Chalk Walk remains one of the fan favorites among our visitors in April! The street painting festival, whose origination as a featured event of Dogwood Arts, drew inspiration from a 16th century Italian happening, turns Knoxville’s downtown sidewalks into a seemingly infinite canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists. Dogwood Arts brings this event to Knoxville once again to continue to educate visitors and artists, alike, of this lost art in hopes of keeping it alive for future generations. Bring the family and get some ideas for your child’s next driveway masterpiece – or your own! 

Chalk Walk will open our April Celebration on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Market Square from 8:00-4:30pm. Read our Chalk Walk Prospectus before you apply!

February 1, 2018: Application Deadline (Sign Up Today! We only have 125 spaces)
April 21, 2018: Chalk Walk on Market Square