38th Annual Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show In Knoxville Set For Feb. 12-14

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - by Katharine Torbett
HGTV personalities are Knoxville-bound for the 2016 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show.  Matt Blashaw, licensed contractor and host of HGTV’s Vacation House for Free and featured carpenter on season 2 of Ellen’s Design Challenge, and Tiffany Brooks, designer and host of HGTV Smart Home 2016, are coming to Knoxville to share their expertise on house renovation, real estate and interior design at the 38th annual House & Garden Show, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union!

Mr. Blashaw is everything homeowners want in a versatile handyman and then some.
A native of Orange County, Calif., he spent his teen years working at his father’s lumberyard before graduating from Chapman University. He then moved on to a variety of jobs in the construction and entertainment industries. A stint with the technical services group at Disney taught him about show effects and electrical installation. Today, when he’s not sharing his expertise with HGTV viewers, he works as a real estate agent and builds homes in Orange County. 

Ms. Brooks, recently named as one of the nation’s Top 20 African American Interior Designers, is a wife and working mom who loves spending time growing her residential interior design business. She first demonstrated her design talent when she was offered the opportunity to stage model homes while working in property management. After one of her model-home designs won an award, she decided to follow her passion for interior design full-time. Her design style is "classic with a twist," and she enjoys mixing traditional pieces with a little rock 'n' roll. 

The Cooking School, sponsored by locally-owned-and-operated Avanti Savoia, will be providing eleven cooking and technique-focused demonstrations featuring comfort food dishes but with the flair of everyday Italian cuisine thought the weekend. Appliances at the Cooking School are provided by Pattersons Home Appliances. 

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 through Saturday, February 13.  All proceeds benefit Dogwood Arts. 

Participating Grand Garden Landscape Designers include: Brookhaven Designs, Earthadelic, Landscape Outfitters, Mark Fuhrman Complete Landscaping, Patrick Beasley Landscape & Garden Services, Petey’s Landscaping, and Pleasant Hill Nursery.

Participating Urban Living Roomscape Designers include: Coldstream Market, David’s Abbey Carpet, Decorating Den Interiors, Dock & Deck, Pottery Barn, and Riverwoods Home Furnishings.

New This Year! A Standard Flower Show – District IV of The Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs in conjunction with the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show, present a Standard Flower Show entitled, Coexistence: Harmony With Nature’s Majesty. The Flower Show will run from February 12th – 14th at the Knoxville Convention Center at the Clinch Ave entrance. The Flower Show will feature exhibits which exciting creative, abstract and traditional floral designs, interesting and varied horticulture specimens grown by exhibitors, and a great variety of special exhibits designed to entertain and educate. “We promise Garden Clubbing and Flower Shows aren’t just your Grandmother’s white gloves and hats any more” says Connie Wallace, Dogwood Arts volunteer and General Flower Show Chairman.  

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