This weekend, Market Square and surrounding streets will be transformed into a vibrant art fair featuring juried artwork of local and regional artisans, live entertainment, activities for children, food trucks, and more.

More than 75 juried artists will feature and sell their work at the festival. Artisans working in mixed media, clay, drawing/pastels, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, and wood will be selling their wares.  “Since co-chairing with Brooke Carper over the past 5 years, this is the largest festival we have been a part of, based on the number of artists, food vendors, and Creation Station vendors”, says Dogwood Arts Festival Co-Chair Shanna Browning. “The entertainment on the Bill Lyons Market Square Stage is something not to be missed this year. From a local clogging group to the Nashville-based Saturday night headliners Humming House, the diversity in the full lineup this year will appeal to all audiences”. 

In addition to the Bill Lyons Market Square Stage, the Children’s Stage, located at the Clinch Ave Krutch Park entrance, will showcase live entertainment geared toward children. Creation Station will also have entertaining family-style craft activities throughout the festival for children of all ages and their families.

New this year, the Blooming Beer Garden, which will be located in Market Square will feature the craft beer of Yee-Haw Brewing Company out of Johnson City, Tennessee. 

Led by the direction of Dogwood Arts staff member Alaine McBee, the Dogwood Arts Festival is coordinated by volunteer co-chairs Shanna Browning and Brooke Carper alongside a volunteer committee. “Without our strong volunteer committee, and the volunteer army we have on-site, the Dogwood Arts Festival, which has been a staple event in Knoxville since 1961, could not continue. Thank a volunteer if you see one!”

Where: Market Square & Krutch Park, Downtown Knoxville
When: April 28-30
Time: Friday:  11:00am – 9:00pm;  Saturday:  10:00am – 9:00pm;  Sunday:  11:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free         

Artists

2-D, Drawing, PAINTING, MIXED MEDIA

Beeb Benson Arts Company, Beeb Benson  | Knoxville, TN
River Impressions, Lynda Best | Tellico Plains, TN
Aly M Art, Alyson Cannon | Maryville, TN
Penny Dobson | Rome, GA
Peppered Paper, Lesley Eaton | Knoxville, TN
Rubber Stamped Prints, Carl Gombert | Maryville, TN
Lorri Y Kelly Fine Art Studios, Lorri Kelly | Chattanooga, TN
Jeri Landers | Rutledge, TN
With Bear Hands, Beth Meadows | Knoxville, TN
S. Moore Studio, Sarah Moore | Knoxville, TN
Black Oak Studio, Mickey Payne | Oneida, TN
Windows to the Garden, Babs Schnabl | Lake Geneva, WI
Whiteside Art, Heather Whiteside | Knoxville, TN

CERAMICS

Stony Clay Station Pottery, Melissa Ball & Benjamin Qualls| Lenoir City, TN
Egenolf Ceramics, Adam Egenolf | Nineveh, IN
Sam Hitchman Ceramics, Sam Hitchman | Cincinnati, OH
Becca Irvin Pottery, Becca Irvin | Candler, NC
Amber Anne Palo | Sevierville, TN
Riffe Pierson Pottery, Vicki Pierson & Dana Riffe | Hixson, TN
Suphattra’s Clay Flowers, Joy Suphattra | Haslett, MI
Sarah Sunshine Pottery, Sarah Vekasi | Black Mountain, NC
T Weber Pottery, Timothy Weber | Nashville, TN
Baum Pottery, Mike & Karen Baum | Lebanon, OH

PHOTOGRAPHY

Will Byers Fine Art Photography, Will Byers | Lyons, CO
Copeland Photography, Bob Copeland | Chattanooga, TN
Fred Draper Photography, Fred Draper | Knoxville, TN
Cole’s Corner, Julia Dressler | Clarksville, VA
Robert Jones Photography, Robert Jones | Waleska, GA
Trace of Light, Michael Serkownek | Maryville, TN
Wildlife Photography by Clay Thurston, Clay Thurston | Knoxville, TN
Left Behind, Kyle Wilson | Clayton, NC

JEWELRY

E Griffin Designs, Elizabeth Barthel | Franklin, TN
Gilded Lily Glass, Lynn Burcher | Hillsborough, NC
New Eve Jewelry, Megan Craig | Knoxville, TN
KDD Jewelry, Katie Dirnbauer | Knoxville, TN
Happy Arsenal Jewelry, Chris Jones | Taylors, NC
Mani Designs, Amber Mahler | Asheville, NC
Artistic Icing, Angelica Markland | Unicoi, TN
Sylvia McCollum Handcrafted Jewelry, Sylvia McCollum | Swannanoa, NC
JL Merrill Metalworks, Julie Merrill | Asheville, NC
Normily- A Blended Jewelry, Norman & Emily Morgan | Lake Lure, NC
Osten Designs, Charles Osten | Knoxville, TN
Kathryn Riechert Jewelry, Kathryn Riechert | Savannah, GA
Spoke-n-for Jewelry, Sergio Ruano | Athens, GA
Symbology by Alice Scott, Alice Scott | Asheville, NC
Mountain Song Jewelers, Robert Sherman | Greeneville, TN
Thornton Metals, Susan Thornton | Watertown, TN
Amy Brandenburg Studio, Amy Brandenburg | Asheville, NC
Dwyer Designs Gemstone Jewelry, Karen Dwyer | Maryville, TN

WOOD

Koolbird Birdhouses, Mark Ellis | Charlotte, NC
Buffalo Mountain Studio, Steve Rhule | Powell, TN
Alfred Sharp Cabinetmaker, Alf Sharp | Woodbury, TN
Kitchen Art, Mo Whitson | Clinton, TN

GLASS

Pretentious Beer & Glass Company, Matthew Cummings | Knoxville, TN
Debi Dwyer Designs, Debi Dwyer | Boone, NC
Gothrup Glass, Ryan Gothrup | Mt. Juliet, TN
Buckhorn Ridge Studio, Paula Marksbury | Athens, TN
Susan Parry Designs, Susan Parry | Signal Mountain, TN
Glassadazical, LLC, David Teeters | Knoxville, TN
The Glass Haus, Leonard Wilson | McHenry, IL
Marble City Glassworks, Matt Salley | Knoxville, TN

METAL

Greg’s Garage, Gregory Tune | Knoxville, TN
Michigan Made Metal, R. Dean & Gloria Barkley | Hartland, MI
The Nature of Metal, Jason Lydic | Hendersonville, NC
Presentability LLC, Peter Staples | Royal Oak, MI
Wells Studio, Robert & Dolores Wells | White Pine, TN

NATURAL PRODUCT/ FIBER/ OTHER

Marble Sculpture by Bill Cook, Jr., Bill Cook, Jr. | Knoxville, TN
Succulents Go Vertical, Michelle Durham | Lenoir City, TN
DragonHorse Silk Studio, Sarah Glazer | Knoxville, TN
Twenty Two West, Mary Hamby | Chattanooga, TN
Vicki Love Designs, Vicki Love | Knoxville, TN
Nelson Farms, TN, Amy Nelson | Rockwood, TN
Whispering Willow Soap Company, Wayne Parker | Lincolnton, NC
Element Tree Essentials, Kasey Jackson | Asheville, NC
Rainwater Farms, Colette Souder | Maryville, TN

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Bill Lyons Market Square Stage
12:00 pm | Liza Jane Alexander and Fiddlin’ Curly Cottrell
1:00 pm | Akima Singers
2:00 pm | Empty Bottle String Band
3:00 pm | High Heat
3:45 pm | Daje Morris
5:00 pm | Blonde Bones
6:30 pm | Elise Davis
8:00 pm | Devon Gilfillian

 

CHILDREN’S STAGE

Children’s Stage
One World Circus Performances and Activities:
11:30 am | Worm Show
12:00 – 1:00 pm | Making Giant Puppets

1:00 pm | Cattywampus Puppet Council
1:45 pm | One World Circus Free Play
3:00 pm | Cattywampus Puppet Council
4:00 pm | One World Circus: Put On Your Dancing Shoes
4:30 pm | One World Circus Free Play


SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Bill Lyons Market Square Stage
10:30 am | Tennessee Valley Cloggers
11:00 am | Bethany Hankins – School of Violin
11:30 am | Knoxville Children’s Theatre
12:00 pm |Bethany and the Swing Serenade
1:00 pm | Suzuki Violins
1:45 pm | Sound of the Smokies Chorus
2:15 pm | Benny Bassett
2:45 pm | Knoxville Youth Trombone Choir
3:15 pm | Black Oak Heights Baptist Church Celebration Choir
4:00 pm | Kelley Jolly
5:15 pm | Pale Root
6:30 pm | Briston Maroney
8:00 pm | Humming House

CHILDREN’S STAGE

Children’s Stage
One World Circus Performances and Activities:
11:00 – 11:30 am | Stilt Walkabout
11:30 am – 12:45 pm | Circus Free Play
1:00 – 1:20 pm | Circus Extravaganza Youth Troupe Performance
1:30 – 2:00 pm | Put On Your Dancing Shoes
2:00 – 2:20 pm | Circus Extravaganza Youth Troupe Performance
2:30 pm | Worm Show

3:00 pm | Cattywampus Puppet Council
4:00 pm | One World Circus Free Play
5:00 pm | Cattywampus Puppet Council

SUNDAY, APril 30

Bill Lyons Market Square Stage

11:00 am | Tanasi Winds
12:00 pm | Spooky Ooos
12:30 pm | Danse ET Plus
1:00 pm | Knoxville Children’s Theatre
1:30 pm | Knoxville Jazz Middle School Orchestra
2:00 pm | “Spirit of Praise” Ensemble – CAK
2:45 pm | The Accidentals
4:00 pm | Devin Badgett

CHILDREN’S STAGE

1:00 pm | Müdd
2:00 pm | Badd Hatt’rs
3:00 pm | Spooky Oos

Creation Station

Come down to Creation Station, where this bright and busy area is a place to let kids be themselves and get their creative juices flowing. Children of all ages can immerse themselves in a variety of arts and crafts activities, exciting performances, and much more!

Activities Provided By:

ORNL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
PET SAFE VILLAGE
THE MUSE OF KNOXVILLE
BALLOON KAT
LABEL INDUSTRIES
MAGIC WALK
NUAGAIN
FACES GONE WILD
UT ART STUDENTS

For more information visit http://www.dogwoodarts.com/