Entries by Beth Estep

Wire Wrap Pendant – Jewelry Class (Nov. 20 or 21)

In this hands-on class, learn to create beautiful wire wrap jewelry from a master wire sculpture artist. Using semi-precious gemstones, fine copper wire and over two decades of experience, Russell Lawson guides each student to gain a working knowledge of essential wire wrapping techniques. Students will become familiar with the tools of the trade and […]

Celebrating 42 Years of Artisans and Crafters in Kingsport

Celebrating 42 Years of Artisans and Crafters in Kingsport Join us for the Christmas Connection – Artistic Creations Fair The beloved Christmas Connection is celebrating 42 years of bringing some of the region’s best arts and crafts vendors to Kingsport. Whether you are refreshing your home décor, trying to find that perfect gift, or treating […]

Kingsport’s 13th Annual Sculpture Walk is a Sight to See

Kingsport’s 13th Annual Sculpture Walk is a Sight to See When the Office of Cultural Arts (OCA) put out a national call for artists for the show, artists all across the country responded. “With an artist from New Jersey and an artist from Key West, Florida, we are proud that we can bring a diverse […]

Join us for Sculpture ‘RIDE’ on October 23rd, along with opening Reception

Kingsport is doing a Sculpture “Ride” in honor of the 13th Sculpture Walk opening this year! This sculpture ‘ride’ will be in place of the traditional sculpture walk. Limited to the first 15 people – The 2021 Sculpture ‘RIDE’ begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 23rd. Opening Reception will be at the new City […]

Seeking sculpture for the Thirteenth Annual Sculpture Walk Exhibition

Kingsport’s 13th Annual Sculpture Walk Exhibition It’s that time – Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is seeking art for Kingsport’s 13th Sculpture Walk! The exhibition will run from October 2021 to October 2022. Works can be in any media form, must be suitable for outdoor public space and may be functional or non-functional. The Sculpture […]

Applications for 2021 Christmas Connection Due July 1st!

OPEN CALL for Art and Craft Vendors for Christmas Connection 2021!   Kingsport, TN – Calling all artists, artisans, creatives, and craftspeople of all trades! Applications are being taken for those wishing to exhibit in this 2-day event, taking place on November 12th & 13th, 2021 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. “The Christmas Connection – […]

Now Accepting Applications for New City Hall Gallery

The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is looking for regional and local artists to be featured in the new city hall main lobby. Art submissions will be entered into an artist database and future exhibits at the new city hall will draw from this database of submissions. Exhibits will be temporary, lasting one month to […]

“Black in Appalachia,” an initiative of East Tennessee PBS, will exhibit August 28 – November 21, 2020

Black in Appalachia, an initiative of East Tennessee PBS, explores the roots of African-American influence on the history and culture of Appalachia through documentaries, research, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition. This project aims to raise the visibility and contributions of the Black communities of the mountain South. Exhibit dates:  August 28 – November 21, […]

Call to Muralists

Call to Muralists Requesting qualifications for professional regional artists to paint murals on overpasses along the Kingsport Greenbelt   Request for Qualifications (RFQ) The City of Kingsport, under the direction of the Office of Cultural Arts, with advisement from both the Public Art Committee and the Greenbelt Committee, is requesting qualifications for professional regional artists […]