NOVEMBER 3, 4, and 5, 2017

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 2017, this will be the 38th 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. This year’s event will take place the first full weekend in November. November 3, 4, 5, 2017.


Location: Kingsport Civic Auditorium

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

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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. Click here for application packet.


Friday Nov. 3th : 12 Noon – 7 PM
Saturday Nov. 4th : 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday Nov. 5th : 12 Noon – 4 PM

For more information on the Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair, please call 423-392-8414 or email







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About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport:

City of Kingsport Mission: The mission of the City of Kingsport is to provide economic, educational and quality-of-life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse community.
Office of Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. Programs & partnerships include: Kingsport Carousel, Art in the Heart Gallery, Public Art Kingsport, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair, Carousel Fine Craft Show and more. They provide a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations and individual artists. It works in tandem with Engage Kingsport, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their objectives.