Dogwood Arts Festival wraps up following a month of activities,

Dogwood Arts Festival wraps up following a month of activities, exhibits

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"We've been at the Dogwood Arts since 1995,” said Proffitt. "The show just keeps getting better every year." "We've been at the Dogwood Arts since 1995,” said Proffitt. "The show just keeps getting better every year."
Nearly 700 people also turned out Sunday for one of Dogwood Arts other featured events, the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood 2014 Tour of Homes. Nearly 700 people also turned out Sunday for one of Dogwood Arts other featured events, the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood 2014 Tour of Homes.
Hundreds of people filled market square today for one of the festival's final events, the Market Square Art Fair. Hundreds of people filled market square today for one of the festival's final events, the Market Square Art Fair.
Knoxville, TN - By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - After nearly a month full of activities, this year’s Dogwood Arts Festival is coming to an end, as Sunday marks the last day of the annual springtime celebration in Knoxville.

As the festival comes to a close, attendees say this year’s Dogwood Arts Festival has been one of the best.

Some call it the unofficial kick-off to spring in East Tennessee, so how fitting it was to have picture-perfect weather for the final weekend of the festival.

Hundreds of people filled market square today for one of the festival's final events, the Market Square Art Fair.

"The artists are just a notch above what we've seen at other venues,” said Craig Thornsberry of Knoxville.

Throughout the month of April, Dogwood Arts has hosted dozens of events all across Knoxville, from art exhibits and garden and trail tours, to live music events and the famous chalk walk.

"This is part of Knoxville. Springtime in East Tennessee, it just doesn't get any better. It really doesn't,” said Janis Proffitt, a local artist whose woodworks were on display Sunday at the Market Square Art Fair.

It’s an event that locals look forward to each and every year.

They like the chance to take in all that Knoxville has to offer.

"This was one of those opportunities that we weren't about to pass up,” said Thornsberry.

"We've been at the Dogwood Arts since 1995,” said Proffitt. "The show just keeps getting better every year."

Nearly 700 people also turned out Sunday for one of Dogwood Arts other featured events, the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood 2014 Tour of Homes.

This year's guided tour took them through 12 homes and churches in the historic district, many of which are more than a century old.

"Every year it's a totally different house. New remodels. Something completely different for the audience to see. Seeing that kind of extreme, it was in shambles and now it's been completely reborn, is what a lot of people are after,” said Sara Martin of the Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Organization.

Both Sunday events, couple with beautiful weather, helped bring one of Knoxville’s iconic events to a close.

The Dogwood Arts Festival is one of Knoxville’s longest running events.

This marked the 54th year the event has been held.


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