Bringing Art Lovers to Artist Spaces

Artists and makers open their studios to the public for this event, offering insight into their creative processes, unique demonstrations, and original artworks for sale. The one-day self-guided tour provides an intimate look into 18 artist’s working studios throughout Knoxville and the surrounding area.
“When the public has the opportunity to learn first-hand from an artist the ‘story’ behind a piece and what is actually involved in the making of the work, they’re able to develop a much deeper understanding and appreciation of the artwork,” said Shannon Herron, Media Coordinator for Dogwood Arts, “this event invites visitors to discover some truly incredible maker spaces with an upclose and personal experience unlike traditional art markets or fairs.”
The studio tour is free to the public, thanks to the generous support of Home Federal Bank.
What: Art DeTour: Artist Studio Tours
Where: Artist studios throughout Knoxville and the surrounding area
When: Saturday, November 3rd
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
How Much: Free
Visitors will get a peek at all types of artists and makers working in a wide range of mediums from photography and fashion design to hand-blown glass, large scale metal work, and more! Participating studios include: A. Jaynes Woodworks, Bird on the Wire Studios, Bobbie Crews Studio & Clay Thurston Studio, Broadway Studios and Gallery, Ironwood Studios, Marcia Goldenstein Studio, Marc Nelson Denim, Melanie Wood Art, Mighty Mud, Pretentious Glass Co, Scrappalachian Metal Work, Slocum House Studio & Gallery, Smart + Becker, S. Moore Studio & Studios North, The Gilded Leaf: Fine Bookbinding & Restoration, The Knoxville Community Darkroom, and Whiteside Fine Art Studio.
Additional information including studio addresses can be found at
As part of the program, a First Friday preview party of artwork created by Art DeTour artists will be held in the Dogwood Arts Gallery located at 123 W Jackson Avenue on November 2nd from 5:30-8:30PM. The artwork will be on display through November 23rd.
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. For more information on
Dogwood Arts, visit or call (865) 637-4561.