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Wings of Wonder: A Butterfly Exhibit

Please join us for the opening reception of our annual Art in the Gardens display. The theme for this year is “Wings of Wonder: A Butterfly Exhibit”. Come mingle with the artists and tour the new garden installation on Friday, June 7th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

The project, inspired by a similar exhibit at Rotary Botanical Garden in Janesville, Wisconsin, is designed to promote community participation and artist collaboration at the UT Gardens, Knoxville, as well as to raise awareness and support for the Gardens.

25 local professional and amateur artists have created unique interpretations of a wooden butterfly silhouette. The pieces will be displayed throughout the summer of 2019 for Gardens visitors to enjoy. The butterflies will then be sold at a live auction in September with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville.

Many thanks to all of our participating artists, collaborators and sponsors! Jerry's Artarama of Knoxville, Lange Customs, UTK FAB LAB, University of Tennessee School of Landscape Architecture, University of Tennessee School of Art and The Home Depot in West Knoxville.

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

UT Gardens, Knoxville
2506 Jacob Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

Event Type

Exhibits & Films


Visual & Performing Arts


General Public


Plant Sciences, UT Gardens, Knoxville


Contact Name

Beth Willis

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(865) 974-7324

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