This is a repeating eventnovember 4, 2017 10:00 am
Kingsport’s Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, celebrates 38 years of arts and crafts in 2017!
Kingsport’s Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, celebrates 38 years of arts and crafts in 2017! Look for the show this year the 1st of November at the Civic Auditorium, located on Fort Henry Drive next to Dobyns-Bennett High School. Admission to this fun-filled, shopping event is FREE and open to the public!
For more information or directions to the Christmas Connection, please call 423-392-8414.
It’s Christmas Connection Time!
Kingsport, Tennessee – Kingsport’s 38th Annual Christmas Connection, a free admission event, is to be held November 3-5 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. Sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Christmas Connection hosts the region’s best arts and crafts vendors.
The Civic Auditorium will be filled with holiday wreaths & floral arrangements, primitive & country crafts, Christmas ornaments, pottery, stained glass, woodcrafts, handmade soaps and lotions, fabric crafts, needlework, doll clothing, jewelry, dichroic glass, handmade greeting cards and paper art, leather crafts, paintings, figurines, candles, baked goods and much more!
Continuing in the 2017 show, courtesy of Bubba’s Book Store, several regional authors will be on hand each day to sign their books in the Civic Auditorium West Room. Also in attendance this year are the artists from Kingsport’s Senior Artisan Center. Their crafts will be set up in the Civic Auditorium History Room.
Outside, attendees will find kettle corn and fried food items available for purchase. Country favorites will be served on stage at the Christmas Connection Café, and baked goods from Kingsport Ballet and Suzuki Talent Education will be at the entrance of the Civic Auditorium.
With the holidays fast approaching, Christmas Connection is a great place to find unique gifts and support master craftsmen in our region.
Friday Nov. 3 12 Noon – 7 PM
Saturday Nov. 4 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday Nov. 5 12 Noon – 4 PM
About the Office of Cultural Arts
The Office of Cultural Arts (OCA), part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. We operate the Renaissance Arts Center, the Farmer’s Market, the Kingsport Carousel, the Carousel Fine Craft Show, Kingsport Public Art Program, Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, Art in the Heart Art Gallery, and a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations. The OCA works in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the “Friends of the Cultural Arts” group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.
About the City of Kingsport
Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 53,000) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,500 acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes community pride, known locally as the “Kingsport Spirit.”