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 Hall, 415 Broad St, Kingsport, TN 37660, following the shuttle ride. Charlie Brouwer, guest juror for the 2021 Sculpture Walk XIII, will be visiting to share his insight with us into the artwork he chose for the show.
The ‘Sculpture Ride’ to view the sculptures will begin at 10 a.m. and is free to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance. Please reserve your seat online today by clicking the eventbrite link, or call the Office of Cultural Arts at 423-392-8414 to reserve your seat! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/190605876307
We look forward to seeing you!
Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts 423-392-8414
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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 Walk, located within Kingsport city limits, will be curated by sculpture artist Charlie Brouwer.
”We are happy to be returning to the annual Sculpture Walk this year,” said Hannah Powell, Cultural Arts program coordinator. “Not only do we celebrate our local artists, but we also welcome artists from all over the country so that Kingsport can enjoy their work and learn from it. We always look forward to the variety of artists that display in Kingsport and having been a featured artist before, Charlie Brouwer is going to be a great curator for the show.”
Submissions: Functional or non-functional work in any media suitable for outdoor public space. Works may be available for purchase. Up to eight works will be selected for this exhibition.
Eligibility: Open to all professional artists over the age of 18.
Exhibition: 12 months. October 2021 – October 2022
Stipend: Each artist who is selected for the exhibition will receive a $1500 stipend per artist/piece. Selected artists are responsible for transportation to and from the site, and are encouraged to be on site to oversee installation. Most installation costs regarding site prep will not be the responsibility of the artist.
Purchases: Art may be open to public purchase.
Deadline: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on September 1, 2021 (no late applications will be accepted). The application information is found BELOW. Applications can be sent to KingsportArtEntry@gmail.com.
Hannah Powell, Cultural Arts Program Coordinator
1200 East Center St
Kingsport, TN 37660
Timeline: September 1 Deadline for application materials
September 1 – 15 Selection
September 16 – 30 Artist Notification
October 1 – 22 by appointment Installation Dates
October 23 Sculpture Walk / Reception
APPLICATION Information (to include in your submission):
Website (if applicable):
Title of sculpture:
Date of sculpture:
Dimensions of sculpture:
Weight of sculpture:
**Please also include your artist statement, your resume, and at least 3 photos of the sculpture being submitted. Send completed application with any additional documents to Kingsportartentry@gmail.com.
or mail to:
Sculpture Walk Application
Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts
Kingsport Renaissance Center
1200 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
For more information about this year’s Sculpture Walk, please visit arts.kingsporttn.gov or call 423-392-8414.
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Adventure into the fun and unpredictable world of Acrylic Pouring!
Elena Corradino will teach you everything there is to know about this exciting style of abstract art.
You will make 10 paintings of various shapes and sizes, and each will be different. You will learn 5 different types of pours, including a double flip cup, AND 3 ways to make “cells”. You will discuss color theory and what makes abstract art pop, and Elena will go into detail about the materials, brands she uses, etc. You will leave with the knowledge of how to do this on your own as well as beautiful art!
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 – Artistic Creations Fair” is sponsored by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and is celebrating its 42nd year of artistic creations in 2021! A very well established cultural event in Kingsport, the event hosts the region’s best craftspeople, artisans, artists, and creatives. People from our region and beyond look forward to The Christmas Connection year after year.
Application deadline is July 1, 2021. There is no cost to apply. Christmas Connection is by invitation only. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee, taking various factors into consideration in order to create a high quality, attractive show having a good mix of artistic and crafting creations.
This year’s Christmas Connection will take place the second weekend in November, due to covid-related scheduling logistics, at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium.
FREE Admission to the public!
Fri. Nov. 12: 10AM – 7PM
Sat. Nov. 13: 10AM – 7PM
Application deadline is July 1, 2021. Here is a link to download the 2021 application packet: CC21Application
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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 three months. If you would like to be considered for exhibiting your work, you may submit via email or mail a packet to the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts.
When submitting your work, please include the following information, along with 5-9 photos of your work and a copy of your artist statement.
Subject line of your email: “City Hall + [Your last name]”
Please include all of the following information in the body of your email:
Company Name (if applicable):
Type of Art (Art Medium):
How many pieces do you have available to exhibit?
Have you exhibited your artwork before? If so, where?
Please attach the following items to your email:
Your Artist Statement (If you have one.)
5-9 pictures of your work (Please make sure your images are a small enough file size to send through email if choosing this option. Do not exceed 12MB per email)
If mailing, please include all application info, a copy of your artist statement and 5-9 pictures of your work. Mail your submission packet to the address below:
City of Kingsport, Office of Cultural Arts
1200 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
For more information about submitting art for the new city hall gallery, please email KingsportArtEntry@gmail.com or call 423-392-8414.
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A portion of our gift shop items are now for sale ONLINE!
Follow this link to shop digitally: ONLINE ORDERING Shop with us even if you can’t make it to see us 🙂
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The Kingsport Carousel is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell Carousel located inside the temperature controlled “Pal’s Roundhouse” at 350 Clinchfield Street Kingsport, TN (at the corner of E. Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Downtown Kingsport). We are currently closed, but hope to reopen soon. For updates to Carousel Schedule, please call 423-343-9834.
Sculpture Walk XII (12)
comes to downtown Kingsport for 1 year!
The 12th annual Sculpture Walk is here! Five new sculptures and one remaining favorite are now part of the Kingsport Sculpture Walk, curated by Catherine Murray of East Tennessee State University. Sculpture Walk XII is in the downtown area, and several of the new art can be seen on Broad Street.
A convenient place to begin the walk is near Citizen’s Bank on Main Street.
“It is so exciting to be a part of this annual project that was started by my predecessor, Bonnie Macdonald, twelve years ago,” says Hannah Powell, Cultural Arts Program Coordinator. “We have a lot of talent on exhibit in these sculptures, not only from our region, but also from multiple states on the East coast. Our department’s mission is to not only showcase the arts and culture of Kingsport, but also to expose the Kingsport community to art and culture from all over the nation. The Sculpture Walk is a perfect example of that.”
Sculpture Walk XII will be on display through October 2020. The opening reception will feature Catherine Murray speaking about the sculpture, and refreshments, sponsored by Engage Kingsport, will be served at Impressions Fine Art Gallery—246 Broad Street, Kingsport, on October 10th, 2019 at 5:30pm.
“Pigeons” by Colleen Rudolf
“SECO” by Steve Bickley
“Lean on Me” by Mike Roig
“Lost and Found” by Patti Lawrence
“Popsicles” by CR Gray
“Divine Wind” by Jim Gallucci
“Pigeons,” a concrete and bronze sculpture, is brought to Kingsport by artist Colleen Rudolf. Rudolf, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a Professor of Sculpture at Rowan College at Burlington County, Mt. Holly, New Jersey, and has a MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. “Pigeons” is located at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street.
Opposite Rudolf’s sculpture, you can find Steve Bickley’s steel sculpture “SECO.” Bickley joins us from Blacksburg, Virginia. He is a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, and has shown his work in over 180 exhibitions. He received his degrees from the School of Art at East Carolina University and the University of Georgia.
Mike Roig’s new sculpture “Lean on Me” is unlike his previously seen works. Fans will notice that instead of a rotating piece, Roig added color to this new installment. This adds motion through the grace and curves of the art, yet clearly defining title “Lean on Me.” Roig lives and works in Carboro, North Carolina, and earned his BA from the University of Maryland. Kingsport’s permanent public art collection features Roig’s “Yo-Yo’s Muse” and “The Answer My Friend.”
Patti Lawrence’s steel sculpture “Lost and Found,” at the corner of Sullivan and Main Streets, is an assemblage created from the demolition site of the old Woolworths building on Broad Street. Lawrence is a local Kingsport artist. Her permanent art can be found at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. You can also find her art at the Impressions Fine Art Gallery on Broad Street.
CR Gray’s “Popsicles” will be featured at the Kingsport Farmers Market. A native of Key West, Florida, Gray has shown “Popsicles” in various public art exhibits, and it is now coming to Kingsport from North Carolina. His sculpture will add a pop of color to the Farmers Market, and will be a great photo opportunity for those visiting the market or carousel.
Jim Gallucci’s “Divine Wind” will continue to welcome onlookers coming from the west side of downtown at the Netherland Inn roundabout. This archway shows the repetition of the roundabout as onlookers pass through the curves of the roundabout. Gallucci has been a sculptor for more than 35 years and currently works full time sculpting in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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In Tennessee, drivers can purchase certain* Specialty License Plates in place of the normally issued state license plate. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these plates supports the organization featured so it’s a great opportunity to support the cause you care about most.
Tennessee also permits the personalization of any plate with up to the amount of characters available on the plate. Choose a unique phase or name for your license plate and stand out from the crowd.
You can get a new license plate anytime—not just when your tags expire. Your tag fee will be prorated.
Certain criteria must be presented to be eligible for some Specialty License Plates such as emergency services or military.
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Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre
1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660