The mission of the City of Kingsport is to provide economic, educational, and quality-of-life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant, and diverse community.

Kingsport Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates, and engages the public with a creative community.

Kingsport Cultural Arts:

  • Manages cultural spaces including room/event reservations at the Renaissance Center, Farmers Market, and Carousel facilities.
  • Provides administrative support to Kingsport Public Art programs.
  • Stimulates community engagement and economic development through the arts, including managing an annual performing arts series and presenting festivals such as the Christmas Connection and the Carousel Fine Craft Show.


We believe that the arts transforms communities, people, and places.

Kingsport Cultural Arts FAQ

  • Where can I get tickets to a Kingsport Theatre Guild production?
    You may order advance tickets on the KTG website.
  • What is the difference between a private and non-private party at the Carousel?
    A private party is for more than 20 guests, and the doors will be closed to the public. A non-private party is for up to 20 guests, with the Carousel remaining open to the public during the party. For more information, visit our Carousel page.
  • How much does it cost to ride the carousel?
    Rides are $1/token. 1 token required per ride.
  • How much does it cost to book a party at the Carousel?
    $200 for a 2-hr private party (after hours). $100 for a 2-hr non-private party during public hours. For more information visit our Carousel page.
  • How do I become a vendor at the Farmers Market?
    To become a vendor, please visit the Kingsport Farmers Market website.
  • How can I pay my Senior Center membership?
    Please call the Senior Center office at 423-392-8400. They are located on the first floor of the Kingsport Renaissance Center.
  • How can I book a rental?
    For information on rentals, please visit our Rentals page.
  • Do infants require a token to ride the Carousel?
    Yes, each person needs a $1 token to ride. Children under 42 inches tall must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660

(423) 392-8414