Following recommendations from the City of Knoxville and the Center for Disease Control, Dogwood Arts has made the difficult decision to postpone all events through May 11, 2020. The current recommendation is that for the next eight weeks all gatherings of 50 or more people either be postponed, canceled or held virtually. This recommendation impacts several popular events including Chalk Walk (April 4th), Spring Featured Gardens (April 18th & 19th) and the Dogwood Arts Festival (April 24th-26th). The health and safety of our community, artists, volunteers, and staff are always our top priority and we must all do our part to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please follow Dogwood Arts on social media as we explore new, virtual ways to promote and celebrate the art, culture, and natural beauty of East Tennessee this spring.

At this time, the recommendation does not impact the Southern Skies Music Festival scheduled for May, 16, 2020. Should the situation change and the City of Knoxville, Knox County Health Department, or the Center for Disease Control make any further recommendations or mandates concerning public events past May 11th, we will update you as soon as possible.

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Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.