Promptly on April 1st, 2015, the Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival began — and it started with school kids having fun. A Very Special Arts Festival celebrating Knox County students with diverse abilities kicked off the annual festival with a day of art, fun, and friendly competition.
Volunteers had their hands full — passing out goodies and snacks, monitoring events, and helping with events — like “make and take” workshops, art demonstrations, and dancing to the DJ’s music in the West High School gym.
Inside, this camera-lovin’ shark from Ripley’s Aquarium at the Smokies posed near the gym door for pictures with the kids.
Outside, local firefighters from the Knoxville Fire Department passed out red hats to any and all who wanted them.
And you could spot the crew from Powell High School all over campus wearing these bright orange tees.
It was a memorable kick-off to the 2015 Dogwood Arts Festival, thanks to the sponsors — AKIMA Women’s Club, West High School, the Pilot Club, and West Knoxville Civitan — and the aides, teachers, and volunteers who made it all possible.
For more information:
Dogwood Arts Festival 2015: http://www.dogwoodarts.com/
Pictures on the Dogwood Arts Festival Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dogwoodartsknox
2 thoughts on “Let Dogwood Arts begin: A Very Special Arts Festival”
Judy @ newenglandgardenandthread
It certainly looks like Knoxville knows how to throw a celebration. 🙂
Oh, the Places We See
You’re right, Judy. Knoxville’s biggest (and perhaps longest) festival is Dogwood Arts. There are so many activities that you couldn’t see or do them all even if you tried. We still love trying, by the way!