Dogwood Arts Festival Returns to Heart of Downtown Knoxville

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
[email protected]
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Dogwood Arts Festival Returns to Heart of Downtown Knoxville

Posted: 04/22/2019
The Dogwood Arts Festival features a fine art market, live music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for the entire family. Established in 1961, this is one of the most celebrated events in Knoxville with an estimated attendance of 40 -50,000 over the 3-day weekend each year.

Where: Market Square & Krutch Park | Downtown Knoxville

April 26-28, 2019

Festival Hours: Friday: 10AM-8PM (Music Until 10PM); Saturday: 10AM-8PM (Music Until 10PM); Sunday: 10AM-5PM

Creation Station Hours: Friday: 10AM-6PM; Saturday: 10AM-6PM; Sunday: 10AM-5PM

Cost: Free

The Art Market will feature more than 100 juried artists working in mixed media, pottery, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more. "More than 40% of our art vendors are new to the Festival this year," says Dogwood Arts Program Manager, Kate Creason. "While our favorite local artists will certainly be on display, guests will also get to enjoy a plethora of new talent from across the country."

The Main Stage, presented by Home Federal Bank, will feature diverse musical acts throughout the weekend that the entire family will enjoy. From a Friday night headlining set by Nashville-based Luthi, known for their infectious "Cumberland Funk" style to must see performances on Saturday by The Brook & The Bluff, Elenowen, and many more! The ORNL Federal Credit Union Creation Station area will showcase live entertainment and activities just for the kids! Enjoy performances by the Knoxville Children's Theatre, the School of Rock, and many more local groups throughout the weekend.

Blooming Boulevard returns to Union Avenue with a colorful display of spring flowers and unique garden finds. Enjoy a craft beer from Yee-Haw Brewing Company in our Blooming Beer Garden and grab a bite to eat from your favorite local food truck. In addition to five Dogwood Arts staff members, the Dogwood Arts Festival is coordinated by volunteer co-chairs Shanna Browning and Brooke Carper, alongside a dedicated volunteer committee of six who work year-round to bring this springtime celebration to the Knoxville community.

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