The health and safety of our community is our top priority. Following the recommendation from the City of Knoxville and the Center for Disease Control, Dogwood Arts has made the difficult decision to postpone all events through May 11, 2020. The current recommendation is that for the next eight weeks all gatherings of 50 or more people either be postponed, canceled or held virtually.

This means that the following events will be postponed until further notice: Chalk Walk (April 4th), Bikes & Blooms (April 9th), Spring Featured Gardens (April 18th & 19th), the Dogwood Arts Festival (April 24th-26th), all Guided Hikes through May 11th, and First Friday Exhibition Receptions (April 3rd & May 1st).


At this time, the CDC recommendation does not impact the Southern Skies Music Festival scheduled for May, 16, 2020. Should the situation change and the City of Knoxville, Knox County Health Department, or the Center for Disease Control make any further recommendations or mandates concerning public events past May 11th, we will update you as soon as possible.


We are deeply saddened to share this news with you, and we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause in your plans. We’re so grateful for all of the incredible artists, musicians, volunteers, and vendors who pour so much time, energy, and talent into making spring in Knoxville such a unique experience.


Our community is vibrant and resilient. We wish we could celebrate with you this spring, but your health and safety come first. Please follow us on social media as we explore and create new ways to engage with and support the arts community here in East Tennessee.




Please contact Sherry Jenkins ( or call (865) 637-4561 with questions or concerns.


For details on the CDC guidance, please visit