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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Celebrating Knoxville, East Tennessee’s Arts and Culture

For 53 years the Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville has provided an enriching experience combining the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee. 

Each April, Dogwood Arts features a vibrant mix of blooming gardens and trails, visual and performing arts, literary arts, culinary arts, theatre, film, and American Roots music.

Here are some of the springtime events Dogwood Arts has in store for you.

Art in Public Places Knoxville, now in its seventh year, is a juried collection of large-scale sculptures created by artists throughout the U.S. The exhibition will feature up to 20 large-scale sculptures and the selected works will be exhibited in premiere Knoxville locations from April 1, 2013 to March 7, 2014. 

In its fifth year, Chalk Walk will feature large paintings created by professional and student artists on the sidewalks of Krutch Park and Market Square in downtown Knoxville on April 6, 2013.  

Dogwood Art DeTour provides an intimate look into local artists’ working studios as the creative process can be just as interesting as the finished product. The event will take place April 20 & 21, 2013 and studios will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm both days.

Taking place in the heart of downtown Knoxville April 12-14, 2013, Market Square Art Fair is Dogwood Arts’ popular, signature outdoor event featuring fine art and craft, live music and dance performances, culinary demonstrations and tastings, and hands-on art activities for kids and adults.

NEXUS showcases regional and national artists working in the field of contemporary sculpture. The exhibition is at the U.T. Downtown Gallery for showing from March 25-April 6, 2013. 

The Regional Fine Arts Exhibition showcases and awards the finest artists of the region. The exhibit will be on display in the Emporium Center from April 5-28, 2013.

For a calendar of events visit www.dogwoodarts.com .

For more information about top events in Tennessee take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Tennessee.