Ends on February 28, 2019

Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of our region. Dogwood Arts has a 61 year legacy of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in Knoxville. For ten years, Dogwood Arts has created a successful Art In Public Places program showcasing over 220 sculptures through downtown Knoxville.

At Dogwood, we believe that public art beautifies our streetscapes, contributes to civic pride, and identifies Knoxville as a growing arts destination. Murals beautify our streetscapes, contribute to civic pride, and identify Knoxville as a growing arts destination. To further advance existing creative efforts in Strong Alley, we seek to connect artists with additional resources and opportunities to restore existing murals in the alleyway. 

Artists may apply for funding restore an existing mural in the alley. Dogwood Arts will award $350-500 to artists for maintenance, repair, and anti-grafiti coating. 


  • Mural Restoration Application Available: January 23, 2019
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 (Stipends will be awarded on a rolling basis)
  • Strong Alley Mural Restoration: March 1 - April 5, 2019


Restoration & Funding: Complete the online application and upload 3-5 photos of your artwork in the alley. The $350-500 stipend must cover all costs related to the restoration of a single mural located in Strong Alley. This may include art supplies, various installation materials, equipment rentals, and onsite production time.