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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair This Weekend
Dogwood ARts FestivalApril 13, 2012 - One of Dogwood Arts Festival's most cherished traditions, the Market Square Art Fair, transforms downtown Knoxville into a lively street fair kicks off today and runs through Sunday, April 15. Complete with high-quality arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, entertainment and festive food, the art fair has something for everyone! Artisan Booths open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit the children's stage for educational and entertaining performances. Also, your children will not want to miss a special art-making tent sponsored by the Knoxville Museum of Art! Stroll to the opposite end of Market Square and enjoy the main stage performances, which will be programmed daily with talented regional artists and musicians.

Be transported to wine country with tastings of Robert Mondavi and Constellation Wines paired with seasonal culinary fare created by some of Knoxville's local chefs. Be inspired and educated under a canopy of trees in a relaxing, intimate outdoor kitchen setting on Union Avenue. Admission is free.

A complete list of Market Square Art Fair artists, Market Square Stage talent line-up, Children's Stage entertainment, and Culinary Arts Stage chefs is available on www.dogwoodarts.com.
MARKET SQUARE ART FAIR ARTISTS
CLAY
Charles Akin - Franklin, TN
Mike & Karen Baum - Lebanon, OH
Will & Trish Byers - Black Mountain, NC
Carolyn Cooper - St. Petersburg, FL
Mary Curtin - Bristol, TN
David Grant - Maryville, TN
York Haverkamp - Norris, TN
Deborah Henry & Mary Bartholomew - Knoxville, TN
Dennis & GayAnn McAvoy - Gatlinburg, TN
Jane McGinnis-Glynn - Westmoreland, TN
Catherine McMurray - Brentwood, TN
Gint & Regina Sabaliauskas - Evergreen, CO
Marion Schlauch - Walland, TN
Kathy Veverka - Florence, SC
Timothy Weber - Nashville, TN

FIBER
Brenda Martell - Riceville, TN
Nancy G. Roberson - Knoxville, TN

GLASS
David Goldhagen - Hayesville, NC
Michael Hatch - Weaverville, NC
Paula Marksbury - Athens, TN
Lisa Mueller - Knoxville, TN
Matt Salley & Chris Szaton - Knoxville, TN
Charlie Yowell - Dunlap, TN

JEWELRY 
Alejandro Amezcua - Nashville, TN
Kathy Bradley - Knoxville, TN
Karen Dwyer - Maryville, TN
Lauren Eastham - Brentwood, TN
Jane Forkum & Teresa Stafford - Whitleyville, TN
Jessica Kortz - Knoxville, TN
Suzanne Lindsey - Weaverville, NC
Julie Merrill - Asheville, NC
Denae Oglesby - Knoxville, TN
Charles Pinckney - Athens, GA
Sergio Ruano - Rock Hill, SC
Linda Shaffer - Loudon, TN
Julie Simon - Atlanta, GA
Anne Tindell - Nacogdoches, TX
Roberto Vengoechea - Black Mountain, NC
Jessica Weiss - Knoxville, TN
LEATHER / NATURAL MATERIALS 
Kathryn Laibson - Asheville, NC
Colette Souder - Maryville, TN
Rudy Tell - Cosby, TN

METALWORK 
R. Dean & Gloria Barkley - Hartland, MI
Julie Merrill - Asheville, NC
Robert & Dolores Wells - White Pine, TN

MIXED MEDIA
Michael & Patty Albin - Fairfield Glade, TN
Steve Rhule - Andersonville, TN
Lynnda Tenpenny - Knoxville, TN
Marc Villanueva - East Point, GA
Kathy Wolfe - Hendersonville, NC

PAINTING / DRAWING 
Lauren Dunn - Spring Hill, TN
Nicholas Freeman - Livingston, TN
Jeff Laibson - Asheville, NC
Michael Lee - Alpharetta, GA
Linda Pirkle - Atlanta, GA
Mike Taylor - Knoxville, TN
Heather Whiteside - Maryville, TN

PHOTOGRAPHY
Fred Draper - Knoxville, TN
Lorraine Fletcher - Somerset, KY
Jimmy Ramsey - Blountville, TN
Michael Serkownek - Mt. Pleasant, TN
Johnny Stephenson - East Point, GA
Clay Thurston - Knoxville, TN
Cynthia Walker & David Williamson - Black Mountain, NC

WOOD
Terri Cadman & Martha Cummins - New Market, TN
Lauren Dunn - Spring Hill, TN
Jim McGie - Athens, TN
Janis Proffitt - Gatlinburg, TN
Roger Scott - Knoxville, TN
Jared Weaver - Lenoir City, TN
Mo & Gwen Whitson - Clinton, TN
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

MAIN STAGE
12:15 - 1:15 - CIRQUE DE CHINE  Gravity defying Chinese Acrobats
1:30 - 2:30 - THE CADILLAC SAINTS - Rock/Progressive Soul
4:15 - 5:00 - SOMETHING SCARLET - Classic rock/soul/country
6:15 - 7:15 - KNOXVILLE JAZZ ORCHESTRA COMBO

UNION AVENUE FRINGE STAGE
12:00 - 12:30 - THE KATTS - Folk/roots duo
3:30 - 4:00 - THE ROSS BROTHERS -BluegrassDuo
5:00 - 5:30 - LHDC - Acoustic Hiphop Duo

KRUTCH PARK - CHILDREN'S AREA
2:30 - 3:00 - DOUG MCCAUGHAN - Juggler
3:30 - 4:30 - BOPS BALLOONS - Balloon Artist
4:30 - 5:30 - PAN WALKER - Magician

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

MAIN STAGE
10:00 - 11:00 - CULINARY ARTS COMPETITION
11:15 - 12:00 - KNOXVILLE JAZZ YOUTH ORCHESTRA - Big Band Jazz
1:30 - 2:00 - DOLLYWOOD'S PENGUIN PLAYERS - Children's Theatre
4:00 - 4:45 - PISTOL CREEK CATCH OF THE DAY - Eclectic Retro Swing
5:15 - 6:00 - DRAGONFLY AERIAL ARTS - High-flying aerial dance
6:15 - 7:15 - BRAD BLACKWELL - Crossover Country/Rock

UNION AVENUE
12:10 - 12:30 - reVOLution and VOLume - UT a capella groups
3:00 - 3:30 - APPALACHIAN FLOW ARTS - Hoop dancers

KRUTCH PARK - CHILDREN'S AREA
10:30 - 11:15 - ONE WORLD CIRCUS - Interactive Circus Arts
12:30 - 1:15 - APPALACHIAN FLOW ARTS - Make your own hoop!
2:15 - 2:45 - THE CRACKED POT WITH CHERYL WARREN - Creative Dramatics Yoga
5:45 - 6:15 - THE ACCIDENTALS - Folk and Kid's Music

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

MAIN STAGE
11:00 - 11:50 - CULINARY ARTS COMPETITION
12:30 - 1:15 - ERGO WE PLAY - Rock and Roll
1:30 - 2:30 - CIRQUE DE CHINE - Gravity Defying Chinese Acrobats
4:00 - 4:45 - BIG COUNTRY'S EMPTY BOTTLE - Crossover Country

UNION AVENUE
12:00 - 12:30 - CIRCLE MODERN DANCE
2:30 - 3:00 - J CREEK CLOGGERS - Traditional Clogging and Buck Dancing

KRUTCH PARK - CHILDREN'S AREA
11:00  - 11:30 - MIZ ANNIE - Children's Singalong
12:15 - 1:00 - DOUG MCCAUGHAN - Juggling
3:00 - 3:30 - SUZUKI VIOLINS - Student Instrumentalists

CULINARY ARTS 
                  
Be transported to wine country with tastings of Robert Mondavi and Constellation Wines paired with seasonal culinary fare created by some of Knoxville's local chefs.  Be inspired and educated under a canopy of trees in a relaxing, intimate outdoor kitchen setting on Union Avenue. Admission is free.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13
2:30 - 3:15 - Sequoyah Grille's Chef Kirk Emery
3:30 - 4:15 - Robert Mondavi Wine Tasting and Education
5:15 - 6:00 - Avanti Savoia's Chef Joseph Lowery
7:15 - 8:00 - Nori Modern Noodle & Sushi Bar's Chef Hollemand

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
12:30 - 1:15 - Tupelo Honey Cafe's Chef Brian Sonokus
3:00 - 3:45 - Heather Grubb, owner of Cake of Knoxville, and was on TLC's Next Great Baker
5:00 - 5:45 - Robert Mondavi Wine Tasting and Education
7:15 - 8:00 - Avanti Savoia's Chef Joseph Lowery SUNDAY, APRIL 15
2:30 - 3:15 - Avanti Savoia's Chef Joseph Lowery
3:15 - 4:00 - Robert Mondavi Wine Tasting and Education   

Most of the Festival's wide range of arts events, performances, and exhibitions are offered to the public free of charge. Without the support of community volunteers, patrons, corporate, and media partners, a festival of this magnitude would not be possible!

Dogwood Arts Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to help support arts education in our schools, promote the visual and performing arts, and to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our region.
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