Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2018

It’s sort of stunning, once these events start rolling, just how rapidly they tick off. It’s hard for me to believe we are well on our way through Festival Season. Last weekend, as I noted in the Sidewalk Sideshow article, there were multiple events, including the subject of this article, the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk. […]

Rhythm n Blooms 2018: Rain, Cold and Musical Gold (Part One)

It’s always an exciting weekend for the city. People travel to the festival in large numbers and, it seems, everyone who loves music and lives here joins in, as well. While Big Ears stretches my listening, Rhythm n Blooms tends to help me find artists I will definitely love but who, for whatever reason, have […]

An Interview with Dogwood Arts Director Sherry Jenkins

I recently caught up with Sherry Jenkins who, in October, became the latest Executive Director of Dogwood Arts. Mention Dogwood Arts to most people around the city and they would acknowledge it as an important part of how we introduce ourselves to the world as a city. After a New York Reporter, John Gunther, wrote, […]

Art in Public Places Adds New Sculptures to Downtown Knoxville

Each year around this time new outdoor sculptures arrive in Knoxville and most of the older ones disappear. It’s a rotating exhibition mounted by Dogwood Arts and Art in Public Places. The effort is headed by Kate Creason with a number of sponsors lending support.  Justin Rabideau, Director of the Zuckerman Museum of Art at […]

Help Pick the People’s Choice Sculpture (and hunt for Waldo while you’re at it)

Every spring one of the most exciting parts of downtown’s re-emergence from the cold, hard reality of winter is the fact that colorful, often whimsical and sometimes beautiful or moving sculptures begin to spring up on Krutch Park. Art in Public Places features large scale sculptures that are installed around the area, but are particularly […]