The 2013 Dogwood Arts Home and Garden Show

Saturday, February 16, 2013

If you happen to be near or live in the Knoxville area do I have a great thing for you to do tomorrow. The 35th Annual Dogwood Arts Home and Garden Show is being held at the Knoxville Convention Center. With over 200 exhibits I am pretty certain that there will be something for everyone who attends.

  Dogwood Arts is setting the stage for a spectacular House & Garden Show with features sure to inspire everyone! This year’s show, selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for 2013, will take place tomorrow Sunday, February 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The 2013 House and Garden Show, presented by the Knoxville News Sentinel, will feature more than 200 exhibits sure to spark the imaginations of home and garden enthusiasts. Attendees can lose themselves in the Grand Gardens, a showcase of more than 10,000 square feet of landscapes constructed by the region’s top designers, and find themselves inspired by interior designers showcasing innovations for the home. The Flower Markets will offer virtually everything colorful and green that can brighten a garden. Artists will have artwork on the show floor to bring personality to your home and garden. The How-To Stage will present eleven shows throughout the weekend. The House and Garden Show is definitely the ticket to spring!

Dogwood Arts is excited to showcase: the Green Living Pavilion, a Cooking School, the third annual fundraising raffle, and artists!
  • The Green Pavilion is a sustainability initiative that emphasizes energy efficiency and conservation. Green Living vendors will educate attendees about new energy-efficient technologies, products and services, while providing resources focused on greener and cleaner homes, gardens, and overall lifestyles
  • A Cooking School, sponsored by locally-owned-and-operated, Avanti Savoia, will be providing thirteen cooking demonstrations focused on home-made Italian cuisine, throughout the weekend
  • The third annual fundraising raffle will give visitors 18 years and older the opportunity to win one of five amazing prize packages including:

    • Enter for a chance to win $2,500 to customize your own furniture from the HGTV HOME Design Studio at Bassett. Donated by Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Cook like Food Network chefs with $750 worth of kitchen products from Kohl’s. Donated by Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Building materials for a 15 x 60 patio to include a fire-pit – valued at $7,500. Donated by ACME Block & Brick.
    • Two (2) Telescope Casual Momentum Deep-Seat Arm Chairs; One (1) Telescope Casual Solid Surface Coffee Table; and One (1) Big Green Egg, Nest, and Mates – all valued at $4,450. Donated by Prism Pool and Backyard.
    • Invisible Fence Silver Package to include a control panel with one (1) surge protector, one (1) computer collar, one (1) power cap battery plan, professional installation for up to a half-acre, and two (2) training sessions from a certified trainer – value: $1,099. Donated by Invisible Fence.
  • Artists – furniture makers, custom tile makers, faux painters, fine art painters, and more!

Celebrity speakers will be on-hand throughout the weekend on the Entertainment Stage as they educate and entertain audiences. Among others, Matt Muenster, host of DIY Network’s Bath Crashers will present “Bathroom Design for 2013 & Beyond!”; Leigh Anne Lomax from Cheekwood Botanical Garden in Nashville will present “Cheekwood’s Dynamic Dogwoods: Building an Exemplary Collection”; and Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers will present “Alison’s Five Best Kitchen Tips.”

Participating artists include: Alex Smith, Art by Nick, Cadman & Cummins Studios, Charles Pinckney Designs, Jill Stone Studio, Michelle Monet Creations, The Clay Horse, and Tufa Garden Art.

Participating Landscape Designers include: Ecoscapes, Forever Green, Landscape Outfitters, Mark W. Fuhrman Complete Landscape Services, Petey’s Landscaping, Pleasant Hill Nursery, Proscapes, Reno Land Design, Stuart Row Landscapes, The Lawn Butler, and Willow Ridge Garden Center & Landscaping.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (over 65), and $5 for youth (6-12 years old). Children under 5 are admitted free. Tickets purchased at any local ORNL Federal Credit Union will receive $1 off the ticket price from January 28 through February 14. All proceeds benefit Dogwood Arts.

For more information on the House & Garden Show, visit

Dogwood Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty. The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show is a major fundraising event that supports this mission and the Festival in April. ORNL Federal Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the Festival. For more information, visit or call [865] 637.4561.

How-To Stage Entertainment Schedule

Sunday, February 17

Alison Victoria, Host of DIY Network’s “Kitchen Crashers”

11:30 a:: Erin’s Meadow presents “Herbal Housecleaning: Create a Naturally Clean and Fragrant Home” 
1:30 pm :: Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers presents “Alison’s Five Best Kitchen Tips”
Cooking School Schedule

Sunday, February 17
11:00 am :: Tagliatelle Zafferano con aglio, olio e arrosto pepperoni rossi
1:00 pm :: Pattone di Linguine Nero di Seppia con frutti di mare
3:00 pm :: Pappardelle Pasta alla “3 P’s”

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I got a chance to volunteer there this afternoon and got a chance to peek at some the exhibits. Trust me when I say it is well worth the cost of the ticket price. I plan to take photos tomorrow. They have some great ideas and if you're a train buff please stop and check out Mark Fuhrman's incredible train display. There are plenty of goodies and door prizes that being given away. I got a nice reusable shopping bag, a mini flashlight, chip bag clip that has a magnet on back and for hubby a nice sturdy coffee mug for his hot cocoa.
So be sure to check out the 35th Annual  Dogwood Arts Home and Garden Show at the Knoxville Convention Center. It's located at
701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 522-5669

Until next time...


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