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Volunteer Opportunities at Kingsport Carousel:


Volunteer Opportunities at Kingsport Carousel:
 

Participants

The Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners, both private and commercial.

Who can volunteer?

ANYONE over 16 years old who wants to meet and greet our community & its visitors.  Friendly, helpful & dedicated are the desired qualifications.

What are the shifts that need to be filled by volunteers?

Wednesday–Friday shifts:  11 AM to 2 PM

2 PM to 5 PM

and 5 PM to 7 PM (during summer hours)

Saturday & Sunday shifts:     1 PM to 5 PM

and 5 PM to 7 PM (during summer hours)

What are the positions?

 

Gift Shop Floater: Greet visitors and provide orientation and explanation. Help with Gift Shop sales. Customer Service, work in gift shop, other duties as needed.

Maintenance:  Keeping the facility spic and span.

Token Machine Change: In this position the volunteer assists guests with the token machine and change as needed.

Exit Gate:  As exit gate volunteer you standing at the gate that riders use to exit the carousel, opening it and making sure that no one enters the carousel without going through the turnstile. This position can also help guide riders to the token machine or where to enter the carousel.

Cashier:  The cashier at the carousel is one of the first people the public sees.  It is our pleasure to have a smile on our face, welcome visitors to the Carousel and direct them to token machine. As a cashier you operate the cash register ringing up items the customers want to purchase. The cashier also exchanges dollar bills for quarters that will be used in the Penny Smasher. When a guest with a membership comes in to ride we give them tokens for their rides. We are customer service

Operator: We recruit operators from within our volunteers. Operators must be certified.

To become a volunteer, please call:

(423) 392-8414

 

The Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinated and engages the public with a creative community. Programs and partnerships include” Art in the Heart Gallery, Public Art Kingsport, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, the Kingsport Carousel, the Carousel Fine Craft Show, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair and more. They provide a broad range of support to the area’s art organizations. They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the ‘Friends of the Cultural Arts’ group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.

For more information: www.EngageKingsport.com

Events

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Don’t miss “All About Resin!” with Elena Corradino

Are you ready to learn “All About Resin”?!? 

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Adventure into the new world of Resin and Alcohol Ink with Elena Corradino!


Students will learn all about resin in this class! Each will make two acrylic pour bisque coasters, four porcelain alcohol ink coasters and three silicone mold coasters..all of which will be resin-ed. They will also be allowed to keep their respiratory mask and silicone mold. We will go over safety, mixing techniques and mistakes that can cost resin – all while creating 9 beautiful and functional pieces of art! Create your own unique hand-crafted gifts!

Saturday, September 15th or October 27th  in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel 10am – 2:30pm (30 min break for lunch, bring-your-own or eat local) 4hr instruction/creative time $98 – All materials provided!

To reserve your spot click here!

Beth Snapp 2018

Beth Snapp – ‘Don’t Apologize’ EP Release – Friday, August 31st!

‘Don’t Apologize’

Come hear the new songs by Beth Snapp.  Presented in conjunction with Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Beth Snapp and NewSong Music proudly present the official EP Release! Be ready for the first opportunity to purchase physical EP copies as well as other merch! Stay tuned for some new songs, and maybe a surprise or two!

 

Words straight from Beth “To me, this EP is a continuation of a journey. My second project was largely an account of just coming out of a storm. I had survived, I knew things were going to get better, but there was some healing and processing to be done. As time passed, and I did the work to heal, I emerged into a new place. I realized that surviving the storm wasn’t enough. I realized I was put on this Earth to do more than survive.”

We hope that you’ll join us!!

For ticket link click here——> https://goo.gl/MZY2bh

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Its time for the Kingsport Carousel’s birthday party & Fun Fest party

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The Kingsport Carousel is turning 3!!!

You are invited to help us celebrate on July 7th from 10 am -1 pm at the Kingsport Farmers Market and Kingsport Carousel.  There will be FREE Carousel Rides, rock painting, music, games, Kona Ice, plein air paining, Joe P signing his book and more!  We hope to see you there!

Christmas Connection 2018 Applications now being accepted!

The Christmas Connection is a very well established cultural event in Kingsport, hosting some of the region’s best craft artists. This favorite holiday staple is looked forward to year after year! In 2018, this will be the 39th consecutive year serving the artists and the community! The Civic Auditorium will host artistic creations in various media, just in time for Christmas gift shopping. **Due to elections taking place at the Civic Auditorium on the first weekend of November, this year’s Christmas Connection will take place on the 2nd full weekend, November 9, 10, 11, 2018.**

Location: Kingsport Civic Auditorium

Sponsored by: City of Kingsport, Office of Cultural Arts (423) 392-8414

Website: www.EngageKingsport.com or www.KingsportTN.gov

Email: ChristmasConnection@KingsportTN.gov

Admission: Admission to this fun-filled, shopping event is FREE and open to the public!

Applications: July 1 – DEADLINE for applications & photos. No cost to apply!  Acceptance 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. There will be a limited number of exhibitions for each category or media.  Application packet will be available April 6th 2018!  Click Here to download the application packet!  

Acrylic Pouring with Elena Corradino

Adventure into Acrylic Pouring!

Adventure into the fun and unpredictable world of acrylic pouring with Elena Corradino!

She will teach you everything there is to know about this exciting style of abstract art.

You will make 10 paintings(5 wooden panels, two ceramic tiles, a wooden round, an 8×10 canvas and a deep edge 5×5 canvas) 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!

Saturday, September 8th in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel!
350 Clinchfield St. Kingsport, TN 37660.
10am – 2:30pm (30 min break for lunch, bring-your-own or eat local) 4hr instruction/creative time
$85 – All materials provided.

 

To purchase your tickets for Click Here! 

Bureau Basket

Master weaver Joy Smith is teaching a Bureau Basket class!

Bureau Basket

Master Weaver Joy Smith will be teaching a fun class on how to create the Small Shaker Bureau Basket.

The BUREAU is one of a set of baskets made by the shakers called the knife series. Dimensions of completed basket: 7in x 4in x 2 1/2in. On Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm you will be weaving with black ash over a wooden mold at the Kingsport Carousel Carving Studio, 2nd floor, 350 Clinchfield Street {the tower}. Price includes all supplies. To purchase tickets click here or call 423-392-8414