Dogwood Art DeTour is a two day event where local artists welcome the public into their actual studio space to experience the working creative process as the artist demonstrates the making of a work of art. When it comes to art, the creative process can be just as interesting as the finished product. Dogwood Art DeTour provides an intimate look into local artists’ working studios. Visitors are invited to watch as the artists produce some of East Tennessee’s spectacular works of art. Artist studios must be located in Knoxville, Maryville or Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Read our Art DeTour Prospectus Here. 

February 28, 2017: Application Deadline [$40] EXTENDED DEADLINE
May 6-7, 2017: Art DeTour [10am-5pm]
First Friday: Meet the Artists Reception on May 5 [5:30-7:30 May 6 at Dogwood Arts]

Ends on March 5, 2017$35.00

The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition was developed to showcase and award the finest artists of our region. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by a talented juror with vast experience in the arts and a passion for our region’s creative culture. The exhibit will be on display from June 1-30, 2017. The exhibition location will be announced in the coming weeks. Dogwood Arts only accepts artworks completed in the last two years by artists 18 and older.

An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional and national creative culture will review each application, select the participants and finally award monies totaling $3,500 to exceptional artists at the opening celebration. For the 2017 season, applicants must permanently live within 500 miles of the Dogwood Arts office. Read the Prospectus before you apply!


March 3, 2017: Application Deadline ($35 Fee)
March 31, 2017: Notification of Acceptance via email
May 23-24, 2017: Artwork must be delivered or mailed to Dogwood Arts Office (Dogwood Arts, 123 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902)
June 2-30, 2017: Exhibition Dates
June 2, 2017: Opening & Award Ceremony (5:30-9pm at The Knoxville Convention Center)
July 1-2, 2017: Local Pick Up & Regional Mailing Dates. (Artwork must be picked up at the Knoxville Convention Center from 9-11am or 3-5pm)