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Break forth into Spring at the 2013 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show
By Jeaneane Payne

The 2013 House & Garden Show is set for February 15 and 16 at the Knoxville Convention Center in downtown Knoxville.

The show has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for 2013.

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With more than 200 exhibits, a Cooking School, a Green Living Pavilion, arts, and the third annual fundraising raffle the House & Garden Show, the stage is set for a spectacular event.

Showcasing will be the Grand Gardens which will feature over 10,000 square feet of landscapes constructed by the region's top designers. Interior designers will display innovations for the home.

Special Features:
• 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.

The show, presented by the Knoxville News Sentinel, will take place Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday, February 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

For more information on the House & Garden Show, visit

Published January 24, 2013

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