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
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:
Hannah M. Powell