Kingsport Public Art Committee


The Kingsport Public Art Committee was created by ordinance of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in 2007.  The ordinance also established a “Percent for Art,” allowing 0.75% of the Capital Improvement Project to be designated for art. 

Since 2007, programs of the Kingsport Public Art Committee have included:

Sculpture Walk — a temporary exhibit (11 months) of contemporary outdoor sculpture in Downtown Kingsport.

Permanent Public Art Collection — Previous temporary exhibits purchased to stay in the area.

Percent for Art Opportunities/Calls to Artists

Mural Arts Program

Community Engagement

Rise Together Kingsport — a temporary sculpture created to represent the combined hopes and dreams of the Kingsport community connected together in a monumental sculpture towering in front of the Renaissance Center and spilling across its lawn to Center Street.

Humanae was a work by the Brazilian artist Angélica Dass, who deployed a chromatic range of the different human skin colors.

Appointed to the Kingsport Public Art Committee by the Mayor and Aldermen:

Joe Zoeller – chair

Deborah Mullins

Scott Eddlemon

Dr. Joshua Reid

Jennifer Axsom Adler

Shane Christian

Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660

(423) 392-8414