The 58th Annual celebration of Dogwood Arts will be held during April, 2019 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 26-28, 2019 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 2, 2018: Artist Application Deadline
December 2, 2018: Artist Notification via Email
January 11, 2018: Contracts & Booth Fees Due [$375]
Thursday, April 25, 2018: Exhibitor Setup
Friday April 26, 2018: Festival 11am – 8pm
Saturday, April 27, 2018: Festival 10am – 8pm
Sunday, April 28, 2018: Festival 11am – 5pm

Each year Dogwood Arts promotes a program that brings art lovers to artist spaces. Local Art DeTour artists and makers open their studios to the public, offering insight into their creative processes, unique demonstrations, and original artworks for sale. Participating Art DeTour studios must agree to be open from 9am-5pm on November 3 and must be located in Knoxville, Maryville, Alcoa or Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As part of the program, Dogwood Arts will also host a First Friday preview party and month long exhibition of artwork created by Art DeTour artists at our Jackson Avenue Gallery. This program is sponsored each year by Home Federal Bank.

Questions? Contact Kate Creason at [865] 637.4561 or email

Sponsor: Home Federal Bank


September 10, 2018:  Application Deadline [$35] 

September 13, 2018: Acceptance Notification Deadline

November 2, 2018: First Friday: Meet the Artists Reception  [5:30-7:30 at Dogwood Arts Office]

Novemember 3, 2018: Art DeTour [10am-5pm]

Ends on February 1, 2019$10.00

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. Over 25,000 people attend this one-day event, and the winning artists are presented a ribbons and cash awards. 

Chalk Walk will open our April Celebration on Saturday April 6, 2019 at Market Square from 8:00am-4:30pm. Read our Chalk Walk Prospectus before you apply!

Questions? Contact Kate Creason at [865] 637.4561 or email

Sponsors: Doug's Other Honey & First Tennessee


February 1, 2019: Application Deadline (Sign Up Today! We only have 130 spaces)

April 6, 2019: Chalk Walk on Market Square

Dogwood Arts