Connect, create, and engage with the creative community of Kingsport, Tennessee

Look

Stroll the charming streets of downtown Kingsport and enjoy our outdoor sculptures, or check out our art galleries in public spaces.

Create

Learn how to make jewelry, create resin art, explore acrylic pouring, and more in our diverse classes for all abilities and skill levels.

Engage

Volunteer as a Carousel worker, as an usher at musical and theatrical performances, or in a variety of positions at our arts and crafts fairs.

Energize your mind, body, and soul by participating in the wide variety of events available throughout Kingsport! Take a class, watch a play, enjoy live music, and get into the spirit of the season all without leaving the city.

Kingsport ARTS

Kingsport ARTS is a 2023-2024 initiative focused on implementing new arts programs as well as making improvements to the wide variety of public arts throughout the city.

Carousel Birthday Party

The Carousel Birthday Party takes place on a Saturday in mid-July every year. We always have a wonderful turnout and enjoy a festive atmosphere with activities and giveaways!
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Christmas Connection

Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts made by our region's talented artisans and craftspeople at Kingsport’s annual Christmas Connection Artistic Creations Fair!

There’s no shortage of creative, inspiring artwork on display throughout our great city! Browse the outdoor art on our Sculpture Walk, peruse paintings in our many galleries, or explore the area on a mural hunt.

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Sculpture Walk 2024

Sculpture Walk 2024 is coming soon. Check back for more details about featured artists, specific sculptures, and much more.

Galleries

We want the arts to be accessible to everyone — that’s why we offer several art galleries in public spaces around the city!

Permanent Public Art

From lively outdoor sculptures to public art galleries to vibrant murals, Kingsport has no shortage of creativity on display!

Whether you’re drawn to painting, acrylic pouring, resin art, or jewelry making, we’ve got a class for you! Learn a new skill or hone your talents in our variety of classes, taught by professional artists.

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Intro to Stained Glass: Glass Birds
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July 7, 2024

Adventure into Acrylic Pouring! (July 13, 2024)
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July 13, 2024

Table Saw Basics
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June 28, 2024

Ready to get involved in our thriving community? Opportunities vary from volunteering to help at events, to submitting your own art for consideration in shows, to painting murals, and more!

Giraffe mural, Artist Payton Miller

Volunteer

Get involved with the arts by volunteering at our arts and crafts shows, galleries, and more!

News

Get all of the latest news and tidbits related to Kingsport Cultural Arts.

Calling All Kingsport Artists!

Local artist? Sign up to become part of our upcoming artist directory.

For private events like birthday parties, wedding receptions, corporate functions, and more, we offer several exciting spaces available to rent. Our rentals can also host special events for the community, such as concerts, benefits, and more!

Kingsport Carousel

Host your child’s next birthday get-together in the Kingsport Carousel’s party room! Rental includes unlimited rides for your guests on the renovated 1956 carousel’s hand-carved animals.

Renaissance Center

The Renaissance Center provides space for the arts, senior citizens’ activities, parties, classes, seminars, and more. It also features a 350-seat theater that is available to rent.
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Kingsport Farmers Market

The spacious pavilion that houses the Kingsport Farmers Market in-season is a unique venue that’s available to rent for private events like birthday parties and wedding receptions!

Put a specialty license plate on your car and support your local arts community at the same time! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of certain specialty plates supports Kingsport Cultural Arts.

Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660

(423) 392-8414