Dogwood Arts names co-chairs

Shannon HerronOur Town Neighbors

The 2024 co-chairs for Dogwood Arts are Kassandra Richardson of The Trust Company and Kyle Basila of Realty Executives Associates.

Richardson is a vice president at The Trust Company of Tennessee, specializing in personal trust. She previously worked as a trust officer at First Horizon Bank from 2010 to November 2022.

Basila is director of communications and PR at Realty Executives Associates. He enjoys marketing campaigns, visual communications, branding and social media.

“Honored to be chosen as a 2024 co-chair for Dogwood Arts, Kyle posted. “Grateful to be joining the rich history of DA dating back to 1955. Excited to work alongside Kassandra Richardson as we ramp up to Dogwood’s 70th anniversary.

Festival: The 2024 Dogwood Arts Festival will take place April 26-28 in World’s Fair Park. The free event will feature 105 fine art vendors, live art demonstrations and workshops, a culinary arts tent, 42 live performances, food vendors, plant and flower sales, blooming beer gardens, a maker market and free activities for the entire family.

Established in 1961, the Dogwood Arts Festival is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Knoxville. The festival is held on the redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park. Festival hours are Friday and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trails: West Knoxville trails are featured this year:

  • Sequoyah Hills
  • Westmoreland
  • Deane Hill
  • West Hills
  • Farragut

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


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