Kingsport ARTS Festival 2024

Presented by Engage Kingsport

On April 19, we’ll kick off the festival with “Light up the Night,” giant puppets, lanterns, art, and more! 

UPDATE – Friday’s “Light up the Night” is MOVING to the Kingsport Farmer’s Market!! Due to weather, tonight’s parade and projection artwork has been moved INSIDE to the Farmer’s Market. We will start at 8 pm until 9pm. We’ll see you there with puppets and lanterns!

Then, join us April 20 from 10am-5pm for a day full of ART; iron pour, blown glass, Raku firing, family-friendly activities and performances, plus a celebration of our local galleries and public art! 

Check out the Facebook page for the most updated and detailed timeline: Check out the Facebook event page HERE! 


Raku Firing 10am

Glassblowing 10am-12n & 3-5pm

Mural Painting 12n – 3pm

Iron Pour  2:30pm-4:30pm; heating up at 1:30pm; pour of scratch molds created in workshops at 2:30pm

Tennessee Craft demos – ALL DAY

Kids Zone – ALL DAY

Tie Dye (Festival T-shirt is $20) – ALL DAY

Art Crawl – ALL DAY 

Bottle-cap Earth Day Mural @ Impressions Fine Art Gallery – 246 Broad St. – until finished

Performances by Suzuki Talent Education:  10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm

Performance by Kingsport Ballet: 4pm


Create a lantern to carry at the Kingsport ARTS Festival kick-off, Light Up the Night, on April 19.

Create your own iron pour masterpiece! Sign up to reserve your scratch mold and get creative.
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  • Glass Blowing


  • Raku Firing

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  • Tie-Dye Making

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Want to be part of the arts and action? We need volunteers – sign up today!

Want more information? Or get updates on this event first? Check out the Facebook event page.

This project is brought to you by Kingsport Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport, and is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Arts Commission.

Calls for Artists & Buskers:

Calling all Digital Artists! Be a part of the 2024 Kingsport ARTS Festival as we project your artwork onto buildings in downtown.

We are looking for musicians, performers, artists, and dancers to perform during our Kingsport ARTS Festival on April 20! Please answer all questions, and you will be notified if you are invited to be a part of the festival! All buskers are welcome to collect tips.
Busker Application

Ticket Information

No ticket required – a free festival!

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Downtown Kingsport

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Photo Gallery

Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660

(423) 392-8414