Tag Archives: Dogwood Arts

Sidewalk Magic: Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2015

Because so many people look forward to the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk each year, we’re republishing this post featuring some of the amazing art from Chalk Walk 2015.  The 2017 event will be held at Market Square Knoxville on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Art DeTour: Melanie Wood

Note to readers:  We are re-publishing this post from May 12, 2012, on the Art DeTour we took visiting the lovely studio and home of artist Melanie Wood.  Her home is open again for Dogwood Art DeTour 2015 on April … Continue reading

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Dogwood Arts Festival 2013: The secret beauty of Open Gardens

Yes, it’s true.  I write this blog from Knoxville, Tennessee — home of the Dogwood Arts Festival.  So, of course, I’m biased.  But if you’re ever in Knoxville at festival time, you’ll agree with me:  Spring shows off its finery nowhere … Continue reading

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Celebration time: 1st Anniversary for Oh, the Places We See!

It’s hard to believe, but one year ago we launched Oh, the Places We See!  We had just rented an apartment downtown in our own city of Knoxville, Tennessee, and pretended to be tourists for a couple of weeks — … Continue reading

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Art DeTour Finale: Bill Cook, Jr., and Suzanne Jack

We wrapped up our Dogwood Arts DeTour — “an intimate look into local artists’ working studios,” according to the brochure — with sculptor Bill Cook, Jr., and artist Suzanne Jack. I guess I’ve driven down Westland Drive a thousand times … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 4: Fountain City Art

Not all of the Dogwood Arts Festival Art DeTours are held in the homes and studios of artists.  The Fountain City Art Center — about a block past the Duck Pond on Hotel Avenue in Knoxville– opened its doors, too, so … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 3: Highland Pottery

You see, my love of Lisa Kurtz’s pottery began at the Webb School ArtXtravaganza when this drippy brown, ragged edge piece beckoned . . . again and again and again.  Believe me, I resisted.  I told Lisa I was looking for … Continue reading

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Art DeTour 2: Two Pines Pottery

You almost have to know where you’re going to find Two Pines Pottery, studio and shop of Janet Harper and Judy Brater.  Drive slowly down winding Duncan Road in West Knoxville, past the family house, onto a curvy driveway and then stop.  … Continue reading

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