Dogwood Arts Festival returns this weekend

Shannon HerronDowntown, Our Town Arts

The Dogwood Arts Festival brings artists and art lovers from across the country to Downtown Knoxville for a 3-day spring celebration of art, culture and natural beauty. The 2022 event will take place on the Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park on April 22-24. Artists representing 18 states will travel to Knoxville for the event. From local favorite Paris Woodhull to Seattle-based sculptor Andrew Carson, the Dogwood Arts Festival will feature a diverse array of artists –– with styles and price points for art lovers of all kinds. There are 91 fine art vendors participating this year; from mixed media, pottery, and painting, to photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture and more.

LOCATION:  World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn: 963 World’s Fair Park Drive


  • Friday, April 22: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Live music until 8:30 p.m. featuring Three Star Revival
  • Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Live music until 8:30 p.m. featuring Alanna Royale
  • Sunday, April 24: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The event will feature live music on two stages –– with concerts on Friday and Saturday continuing into the evening after the art vendors close for the day. Friday night headliner Three Star Revival and Saturday night headliner Alanna Royale will be joined by Hotel Fiction, Whitehall, Kelsi Walker & the Nervous Kids, Pet Envy, Mutual Groove, Brian Clay, Redd, Zack Miles, Grady Milligan, Melissa Hale, Shayla McDaniel, Haley Labelle, Hollie Sikes, Ben McGlaughlin, Marlee Hart, Brady Turner, the Knoxville Opera, School of Rock, Suzuki Violins, Volunteer Voices and the Akima Singers.

A daily rotating lineup of mobile food vendors will be available, alongside a beverage area with beer selections provided by Cherokee Distributing Company and specialty cocktails from Sugarlands Distilling Company. The ORNL Federal Credit Union Kid’s Creation Station will feature art activities and entertainment for little ones all weekend long! A full list of participating artists, musicians and vendors can be found online at here.

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

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