UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival

This Year, Celebrate the Butterfly Festival With Us Online

Event was held Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Presentation Links Below!


While this year’s Butterfly Festival may look a little different, we are excited to present incredible lectures from our presenters, fantastic art, and a virtual butterfly release sure to bring a smile during these difficult times.

Our presentations for the Butterfly Festival are available now, and include:


This Year's Artists

We have several incredible local artists this year who are donating a percentage of their sales to the Arboretum Society.

Stephen Lyn Bales

Shadowbox measuring 9" high x 11" wide with Monarch or Tiger Swallowtail hand-colored drawing by the artist.

$30 for one shadowbox or $55 for both.

20 of each shadowbox available.

Contact stephenlynbales@gmail.com
Checks accepted.

Image of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly shadowbox
Image of Monarch butterfly shadowbox

Kathy Fahey

Concrete leaf print butterfly puddler with bag of river sand or river pebbles


100 available.

Contact kvfahey@comcast.net
Checks accepted.

Photo of bright concrete butterfly puddlers in different colors

Kris Light

Copper and brass handmade jewelry

Large dragonfly copper pendant with jasper beads - $30
Small dragonfly pendant with glass beads - $25
Butterfly earrings with sterling silver posts - $25

Contact klight10@gmail.com
Checks accepted.

A collage of hand-made jewelry

Our Sponsors

Migrating Monarch Level

Premiere Building logo

Premiere Building Maintenance
NP Storage

Northshore Pellissippi Storage

Monarch Level

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Xi Iota Omega Chapter
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Rogers Group
The Rogers Group

Chrysalis Level

Fox Toyota
Fox Toyota

Caterpillar Level

Hella & Pete Peterson
Staten Communications Ink
Public Relations and Editorial Services
Melanie & Vince Staten
Obed Forest Gardens