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 on three stages, culinary art demonstrations, activities for children, food trucks, and more. Dogwood Arts’ Executive Director Tom Cervone says of the upcoming festivities, “Following an extremely successful April Celebration, we’re excited to wrap this month with the iconic and much anticipated Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square. Please come one and come all!”
More than 60 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. Throughout the festival, attendees can take part in interactive demonstrations including glass blowing, stone sculpting, quilting, photography, and fine art painting at Art in Action, located in Krutch Park Extension.
Throughout the festival, live entertainment will be happening on the Market Square stage and the pop-up stage on Union Avenue. The Children’s Stage, located at the Clinch Ave Krutch Park entrance, will showcase live entertainment geared toward children. The Creation Station will also have entertaining family-style craft activities throughout the festival for children of all ages and their families.
For adults, the Dogwood Arts Festival is offering wine tastings and food demonstrations in the Culinary Arts Tent. Friday night in the Culinary Arts Tent, the inaugural Dogwood Diva Dinner featuring Knoxville’s finest female chefs, Holly Hambright, Karen Crumley, Amber Lloyd, and Lisa Smith. Delight in passed hors d’oeuvres, first course, entrée and side followed by dessert, paired with wine. Space is limited. Tickets are still available at dogwoodarts.com
Where: Market Square & Krutch Park, Downtown Knoxville
When: April 29 – May 1
Time: Friday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm