The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts invites your input.

We Would Like YOUR Input!!

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts invites the Kingsport community to share input for a Public Art Master Plan.  The City’s public art program was created in 2006 and includes a ‘Percent for Art’ Ordinance and established a Public Art Committee.  The Committee created Sculpture Walk in 2007 and has annually exhibited contemporary outdoor sculpture for over 10 years.  Over the years, several sculptural pieces have been purchased or commissioned for Kingsport and more recently murals have been added to help celebrate the community.  In 2017, the Office of Cultural Arts organized two temporary public art installations, Humanae and Rise Together Kingsport.  Now it is time to work on a new plan of action, and the public is encouraged to fill out the attached survey.   A round table discussion will be held on Thursday May 10 at 4 PM in room 310 of the Kingsport Renaissance Center.

 

To take the survey click here!

Creative Expression with The Casual Word™

Kooky bird picture

Art Classes for Kids at Impressions Fine Art Gallery

Kooky bird picture

Have you heard about the art classes?

Drawing and painting for children ages 5-16 are being offered at Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. in Kingsport. Led by Anne Thwaites.  Home School classes for ages 5-8, Wed. 1pm to 2 pm. Home school class for ages 9-16, 3-4pm. After school art classes- Fridays from 3:30 to 7pm: One hour classes for kids ages 8 to 16. Cost per hour-$20. Pre-registration required).

Saturday Sculpture with Miss Pancake (Patti Lawrence), for kids ages 8-14, 1pm -3pm., every Saturday. $25 per class. (Pre-registration required).

For more information or to register, email pattilawrence@charter.net

Bureau basket class with Joy Smith

Shaker Bureau Basket class with master weaver Joy Smith

Bureau basket class with Joy Smith

Are you ready to make a Shaker Bureau Basket?

Join us on Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 to 5:00 pm

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. You will be weaving with black ash over a wooden mold.  Join us on Saturday, March 10th from 9:30 am-5:00 pm at the Kingsport Carousel Carving Studio, 2nd floor, 350 Clinchfield Street {the tower}. Price includes all supplies. To reserve your spot click here