Guidelines for posting events to the community calendar on


Guidelines for posting to the calendar

Directions to make calendar postings to


Please make sure to follow these guidelines:

 Must include a contact person, email and/or phone number
 Include the organization’s website address
 PLEASE Include an image (photo), the calendar works best with images for the
 If for any reason there needs to be a correction or addition to a post once it
has gone up, just email us your request.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. This is a
community calendar and we want you to use it and feel like it is yours. We
are getting quite a lot of traffic to this part of the website.

Thank you,
The Office of Cultural Arts


Email: Office of Cultural Arts


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


The Office of Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport Tennessee, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. It operates website and regional event calendar, the Renaissance Arts Center,  the Kingsport Farmer’s Market facility, the Kingsport Carousel Project, a public art program, concert and theatrical events including a dynamic Performing Arts Series, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Show, the Carousel Fine Craft Show and a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations.  The Office of Cultural Arts serves as the coordinator for the public and the city for all SPECIAL EVENTS conducted on city property.  It works in tandem with Engage Kingsport, the “Friends of the Cultural Arts” group, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their objectives. The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport’s goals are to collaborate with a variety of arts organizations as well as non-arts organizations, with the aim of increasing opportunities and outlets for artists of all types. As Kingsport and the surrounding communities become a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development within our region.   



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Rise Together Kingsport-Ladder Project

Rise Together Kingsport is a project by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, and artist Charlie Brouwer. The project provided an opportunity for everyone and every part of the community to participate in creating a sculpture about the combined hopes and dreams that depend on each other to be Kingsport. Individuals, families, organizations, schools, churches, and businesses were all be invited to lend ladders (symbols of their hopes and dreams) to be connected together in a monumental sculpture towering in front of the Renaissance Center and spilling across its lawn to Center St.
The ladders can be real extension and step ladders, or any form or size of ladder including handmade ladders from any material.

The ladders could be as creative or expressive, or as plain as the owners want them to be. The process of gathering the ladders began on Sept. 25 and the sculpture was completed on Oct. 14 with a grand celebration of community! It will remain on exhibit until November 13 when it will be dismantled and all ladders returned (unharmed!) to their owners.

See a video on a similar project in Allentown, PA at:
and then visit our Facebook page and Share it to spread the word!!