Dogwood spotlight on South Knox

Shannon HerronOur Town Outdoors, South Knox

Since 1955, Dogwood Arts has hosted Knoxville’s favorite springtime celebration. What started as a neighborhood beautification project has blossomed into a year-round celebration of our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. The Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens and Camera Sites are open April 1-30 with gardens and camera sites open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Info here.

This year, Dogwood Arts is featuring the Trails of South Knoxville: Lakemoor Hills, Chapman Highway and Island Home. Several events are scheduled on the featured trails to celebrate the efforts of trail residents and showcase these spectacular neighborhoods.

  • Lakemoor Hills: Official Trails & Gardens Opening and Ribbon-Cutting, Lake Hills Presbyterian Church, 3805 Maloney Rd., today (3/31) from 4-6 p.m. Open to entire community.
  • Chapman Highway: Spring Market, Commonplace Coffee & Community, 6000 Chapman Highway, Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a variety of vendors ranging from crafts, jewelry, food and more.
  • Island Home: Boulevard Block Party & Trail Tours, Island Home Boulevard, Tuesday, April 12, 4-6 p.m. Community celebration with self-guided walking tours and light refreshments.

Knoxville’s Dogwood Trails cover more than 85 miles in 13 neighborhoods throughout the county. Visitors are invited to walk, drive or bike the trails as they take in the natural scenic beauty of East Tennessee in the springtime.

Realty Executives joins in

The Dogwood Trails & Gardens Program is made possible by sponsorship support from ORNL Federal Credit Union, Regal and the Town of Farragut. Dogwood Arts is also excited to announce the addition of Realty Executives Associates whose agents are sponsoring all 13 Dogwood Trails this year. The Realtors listed below proudly support this neighborhood beautification program, recognizing and celebrating the commitment and efforts of Trail residents across Knoxville. Participating agents are:

  • Colleen Boehr: Lakemoor Hills
  • Susan Calabrese: Chapman Highway
  • Island Home: Somer Ray
  • Zach Sale: Sequoyah Hills
  • Alexis Guindi: Westmoreland
  • Pam Owen: Deane Hill
  • Mary Kidwell: North Hills
  • Laura Bailey: Halls/Timberline
  • Eric Botts: Morningside
  • Dylan Martin: Fountain City
  • Jessica Self: Farragut
  • Carrie Poteat: Holston Hills
  • Daniel Park: West Hills

Dogwood App: Visitors can explore the Historic Dogwood Trails using PocketSights Tour Guide, available to download for free in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Once the app is downloaded to a mobile device, the nearest Dogwood Trail will populate, and visitors can start exploring. Each Dogwood Trail has its own landing page with historical information, trail routes, points of interest along the way and more. Printed Trail Guides are also available at Visit Knoxville, all ORNL Federal Credit Union branches, and the Dogwood Arts office at 123 W. Jackson Avenue.

Shannon Herron oversees marketing, communications and design services for the 18 annual events and programs of Dogwood Arts.

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