Kingsport ARTS

Kingsport ARTS is a 2023-2024 initiative by Engage Kingsport focused on implementing new arts programs as well as making improvements to the wide variety of public arts throughout the city. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has access to all types of art—visual, performance, outdoor, and more—at the level they choose.

Signature Events

Engage Kingsport is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works in tandem with the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts supplying volunteer and financial support and acting as an advisory group.

March 2, 2024

Mural Sealing & Preservation w/ Ellen & Don Elmes!

Partner Events

The Inventor Center is the result of a collaborative effort by the Model City Makerspace, Engage Kingsport, and the City of Kingsport. Through this partnership the Inventor Center has grown to include equipment such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, 3D printers, a laser cutter, full woodshop, welder, and more!

April 17, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 15, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 12, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 12, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 9, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 6, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 6, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 6, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 5, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 3, 2024

Scratch Mold Workshop

April 16, 2024

Lanterns: Light Up the Night

April 13, 2024

Lanterns: Light Up the Night

Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park, a group of concerned citizens, decided to help the park by establishing a nonprofit organization to improve, protect, and preserve Warriors’ Path State Park through user ideas, funding, and volunteer labor.

  • Repairs on story trail

The orchestra began when a small group of musicians dreamed of having a civic orchestra in 1946. At the time it was known as Kingsport Symphony Orchestra. Twenty-seven musicians attended the first rehearsal and the number quickly grew to more than 40. The first concert was free to the public and neither the conductor nor any of the musicians were paid.

Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia is a nonprofit organization that provides music education and Suzuki instruction in violin, viola, cello, and piano, to students ages 3 to adult. Classes are offered at the Renaissance Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

April 27, 2024

Healthy Kids Day

Kingsport Theatre Guild (KTG) is celebrating its 76th year as a community theatre that promotes growth and education, offers encouragement and hope, builds self-esteem and engages the minds of not only the actors, directors, and crew but also the community in which it is based. KTG is a starting point for those interested in pursuing an education or career in theatre. It is an escape from reality for a few hours for those who are seeking it. It is also a place many call home, where returning cast and crew are considered family and newcomers are welcomed with open arms. KTG is you, just as you are, in all of your many talents.

  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Interactive Murder Mystery
  • Workshops on makeup and acting

Kingsport Ballet is a regional, semi-professional school and company that thrives on its highly qualified instructors and the ability to stage amazing, full-length ballets. Our students are of all ages and all levels and come from around the region – some students even drive two hours to come take classes here!

  • Don Quixote
  • Upgrades to signage
Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia is a nonprofit organization that provides music education and Suzuki instruction in violin, viola, cello, and piano, to students ages 3 to adult. Classes are offered at the Renaissance Center in Kingsport, Tennessee.
  • Art workshops

April 9, 2024

Painting with Beth Bathe: Evoking a Sense of Nostalgia

Event News

Volunteer

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

Calling All Kingsport Artists!

Local artist? Sign up to become part of our upcoming artist directory.
This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Arts Commission.

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