Dogwood Arts: Leave winter at the door

Shannon HerronDowntown, Our Town Arts

The House & Garden Show, Dogwood Arts’ perennial preview of spring, invites guests to leave winter at the door, experience over 10,000 sq. ft. of Grand Gardens, and meet the top vendors in home improvement, interior design, appliances and more – all under one roof. The 44th annual event will take place at the Knoxville Convention Center Friday through Sunday, February 11-13. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (10 to 5 on Sunday).

In addition to the top home and garden vendors in the region, attendees can expect to find unique art, jewelry and handmade products from local and regional artists in the expanded Maker Market. Over 30 nonprofit and community organizations are participating in the Community Organization Fair on the Mezzanine level at the show entrance.

On the How-to Stage presented by SouthEast Bank, local experts and tastemakers will provide DIY demonstrations, tips on real estate trends, cooking, home improvement, gardening and much more.

Bill Landry and Sam Venable are headline speakers, and there will be live music during DIY Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday.

Kids will enjoy the ORNL Federal Credit Union Creation Station with art activities, character meet & greets and entertainment. Attendees can enter to win Daily Giveaways from Jewelry Television, the Home Depot and ORNL Federal Credit Union.

Covid-19 Precautions: The health and safety of our attendees, staff, volunteers and exhibitors is our top priority. Please do not attend if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of Covid-19. Masks are encouraged for all attendees, staff, volunteers and exhibitors. Dogwood Arts has designed the show floor to encourage social distancing by providing additional space between exhibitors and reconfiguring high-traffic areas like the How-To Stage, Children’s Creation Station and the Maker Market. Hand sanitizing stations will be readily available throughout the exhibition space.

Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture and natural beauty. The House & Garden Show is the largest fundraiser for Dogwood Arts and helps keep 99% of their events free to the public each year. Sponsors for the 2022 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show include ORNL Federal Credit Union, SouthEast Bank, Knoxville Utilities Board, T-Mobile, Graphic Creations and Ag-Pro companies.

Tickets are: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65+ and military, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at in advance or at the door (cash/card accepted). Purchase your tickets at any ORNL Federal Credit Union location and receive a $1 discount. Info: 865-637-4561 or

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

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