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October 12, 2017

Dogwood Arts call to artists

KNOXVILLE – Dogwood Arts invites local artists to apply and showcase their creative work at the 2018 events and exhibits.

Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates the region’s art, culture and natural beauty. It was founded in 1955, after New York reporter John Gunther visited Knoxville in 1947 and wrote “Knoxville is the ugliest city I ever saw in America, with the possible exception of some mill towns in New England.” The Knoxville Garden Club took this statement and established a beautification project known as the Dogwood Trails. Dogwood Arts started several events including: Dogwood Arts Festival; House and Garden Show; Bazillion Blooms; and Chalk Walk. They have hosted Bob Hope at the festival and Elvis Presley performed at Stokley Athletics Center. Dogwood Arts recently celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Dogwood Trails and the 40th anniversary House and Garden Show.

2018 Application Deadlines and details are:

The Dogwood Arts Festival: Deadline Wednesday, November 1 with a $40 application fee.

The Dogwood Arts festival features fine art and fine craft, folk art, live music and dance performances, artist demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids and adults in the heart of downtown knoxville.

House and Garden Show: Deadline Sunday, December 31 with a $20 application fee.

The House and Garden Show features pottery, painting, furniture, photography and more.

Art in Public Places: Deadline Friday, January 12, 2018 with a $35 application fee.

In partnership with the City of Knoxville, Art in Public Places is a juried exhibition of large-scale sculptures created by exceptional local, regional and national artists.

Chalk Walk: Deadline Thursday, February 1, 2018 with a $10 application fee.

The Chalk Walk turns Knoxville’s downtown sidewalks into a seemingly infinite canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artist.

For more information or questions, email kcreason@dogwoodarts.com or call (865) 637- 4561.

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