Category Archives: Festivals

Terra Madre: Women in Clay — Dogwood Arts 2014

Although not one of the official Dogwood Arts Festival 2014 events, the Opening Reception of unique pottery by the Terra Madre potters on March 28th was the starting point for us of what this festival is all about:  a celebration of … Continue reading

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A Three-Gallery Night: Dogwood Arts 2014

It was a night of openings at three galleries celebrating that important middle word in Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival: ARTS.  On a warm spring evening  – April 11 — patrons headed to the galleries to view creative pieces by some … Continue reading

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Chalk one up for fun: Dogwoods Arts 2014 — Chalk Walk

It its sixth year at the Dogwood Arts Festival, Chalk Walk has again brought out artists young and old, amateur and professional to create ephemeral art from mere pieces of chalk.  Although last year’s Chalk Walk was mostly washed away … Continue reading

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Dogwood Arts 2014: A beautiful beginning!

We always know the dates of the Dogwood Arts Festival in advance — websites, posters, and billboards keep us informed.  But it’s not until we see the redbuds blooming in town and along I-40 that we know dogwood blooms can’t … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Pink

You know how sometimes you see a word in print, and it sticks with you — not just that day, but sometimes for days afterward?  Well, that’s what happened with this week’s Travel Theme by Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack? … Continue reading

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Reading is ever-so-sweet at The Great Cake Bake

Imagine this: You walk into the Tennessee Terrace concourse at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville greeted by long tables filled with children’s books and colorful, creative companion cakes! And then you know:  Reading really is in a sweet spot! It’s all … Continue reading

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Ice turns to art at McCall, Idaho’s Winter Carnival 2014!

So what DO cupcakes, dinosaurs, deep-sea divers, and VW bugs have in common?  Well, if they’re in McCall, Idaho, they’re ice sculptures! After all, it’s Winter Carnival 2014, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. From what we … Continue reading

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Four fun fall things to do at Green Bluff, right above Spokane!

When I asked one of the educators I work with what I could see traveling from the Spokane airport to where I would be working in Priest River, Idaho, he immediately said, Green Bluff! And he couldn’t have been more “right on”! … Continue reading

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Boise’s Botanical Gardens ushers in fall with festive affair!

Nothing says fall like a Harvest Festival, and thanks to the Idaho Statesman‘s Do it today column on October 5th, I discovered something in Boise that would be fun to do after a morning of grazing my way through the … Continue reading

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People watchin’s as much fun as “eatin’ them wangs”: Knoxville’s Big Kahuna Wing Festival

Festivals are all over the place, but if this first Big Kahuna Wing Festival on June 22nd is any indication of things to come, there’ll be a next one, for sure.  It was hot all right.  Temps in World’s Fair … Continue reading

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