Mission:  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 .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 St.

Humanae -is a “work in progress” by the Brazilian Angélica Dass, who intends to deploy a chromatic range of the different human skin colors.


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

Bruce Shine

Brad Hoover

Shelburne Ferguson

Chrissy Idlette

Joe Zoeller

Joshua Reid

Laura Feagins

Chris Campbell

Greg Willis

John Morris

Jessica Harmon

Melissa Sanders

Gail Cole

Hannah M. Powell