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2013 Dogwood Arts Festival Calendar of Events

DogwoodArtsFestivalFor more than half a century, the Dogwood Arts Festival has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee. For the entire month of April, Dogwood Arts Festival will feature a vibrant mix of blooming gardens and trails, visual arts, crafts, theater, dance, music, film, and literary arts.

NEXUS 2013
Through April 6: A beautiful exhibition of smaller-scale sculptures from all genres and materials. U.T. Downtown Gallery – 106 South Gay Street.

A Very Special Arts Festival
April 3: An inspiring celebration where children with mental and physical challenges celebrate the arts. West High School.

Student Art Exhibition
April 4-26: Knoxville’s next generation of artists is on display, featuring the work of gifted art students from area schools. Clayton Center for the Arts – 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Maryville.

Rhythm N’ Blooms
April 5-7: Experience East Tennessee’s historical and present role in American Roots music with performances by a who’s who of locally and nationally-renowned musicians. Pass required.

Regional Fine Art Exhibition
April 5-26: Progressive emerging and professional regional artists exhibit their work in a variety of genres. Emporium Center for the Arts – 100 South Gay Street.

Art in Public Places Knoxville
April 5 – March 7, 2014: A world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville and the McGhee Tyson Airport.

Chalk Walk
April 6: Downtown sidewalks become the canvas for professional and student artists during this street painting festival in Market Square and Krutch Park.

Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites
April 10-28: Explore more than 60 miles of trails, open gardens, camera sites, and historic homes as you enjoy a walk, bike ride, or drive. Farragut is the 2013 featured trail.

Market Square Art Fair
April 12-14: Downtown Knoxville is transformed into a lively street fair with high-quality arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, entertainment, and culinary arts.

Bikes & Blooms
April 20-21: Experience the Dogwood trails the lean, green way – on a bicycle by way of an organized or self-guided ride.

Dogwood Art DeTour
April 20-21: Local artists open their studios and take you behind the scenes of their creative processes.

Most of the Festival’s wide range of arts events, performances, and exhibitions are offered to the public free of charge. For more information, including a complete Festival Calendar of Events and ticket information, call 865-637-4561 or visit

Dogwood Arts is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty.

Photo credit: Chalk Walk by Phil Savage

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