|February 11, 2009 -
Spring is right around the corner and that means the Dogwood Arts Festival 2009 House and Garden Show is fast approaching. With more than 200 booths, this year’s show promises to provide the latest innovations in home, garden and landscape design. Nine unique garden styles, constructed and designed by some of the top landscapers of East Tennessee will be the highlight of the show. Roomscapes built by local retailers showcase the newest products available for your home and garden. Designs for Dining returns with decorators creating a tablescape to complement a past Dogwood Print. Visitors may also enjoy the Wine and Cheese Garden.
The speakers for this year’s show will explore a wide variety of interests ranging from interior design to landscape design to clean and green living. HGTV’s David Bromstad, host of Color Splash will present “Design Dilemmas” on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22 at noon on the main stage. Discovery: Planet Green! lifestyle expert, Sara Snow, will present “Small Steps to Save A Big Planet” on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Sue Hamilton, Director of the UT Gardens, will present “The Well-Designed Mixed Garden” on Sunday, Feb 22 at 2 p.m. Morgan Sharp, a student in the public horticulture program of the University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences will show visitors “How to Make a Vertical Garden for Your Home” on Friday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m.
In the Dogwood Arts Marketplace booth, visitors may cast their vote for their favorite piece of fine art in the 2009 Dogwood Arts Limited Edition Fine Art Print Competition. The top four vote getters from an exhibition at Three Flights Up Gallery will be on display. The piece receiving the most votes will be chosen as the 2009 Dogwood Print. Votes may also be cast online at www.dogwoodarts.com. Past Dogwood Limited Edition Prints will be for sale including Dogwood Art’s personal collection of Mike Berry’s 2007 “Spring in the City”.
Artisans in Action features regional artists working on sophisticated murals, fine art paintings, pencil drawings, fiber, doll making, stained, carved and etched glass. Hands-on art activities for children will be available in the ORNL Federal Credit Union booth.
The show runs Friday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (over 65) and $5 for youth (6-12 years old). Children under 5 get in free. Purchase your ticket at an ORNL Federal Credit Union location and receive a $2 discount.
The Dogwood Arts House and Garden Show presented by The News Sentinel is a major fundraiser for the Dogwood Arts Festival, a springtime celebration showcasing the area's best performing and visual artists and the natural beauty of our region. A complete list of events is available at www.dogwoodarts.com.
Dogwood Arts Festival is a 501c3 non profit organization whose mission is to help fund arts education in our schools, to promote the visual and performing arts and to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our region.