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The Renaissance Arts Center in Kingsport
1200 E. Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
About the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts:
The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. It operates a public art program, concert and theatrical events, the Carousel Project and a broad range of support to the area's arts organizations. They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their ambitious and broad agenda.
In addition to the Carousel Project, 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 becomes a destination for artists, new markets emerge for the creations of these artists.
The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are committed to turning cultural assets into economic opportunities.
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Become a financial supporter of the Carousel Project-- supporters at all levels are needed to make the project a success. Tax-deductible donations should be made payable to Engage Kingsport, 1200 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN 37660. Engage Kingsport is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization.
-- Available starting at $100.
Rounding Board Sponsorships
-- Available at $1,000 each
Animal and Chariot Sponsorships
-- Available starting at $5,000.
Donations can be made through PayPal on www.EngageKingsport.com or by calling (423) 392-8414
Donations of any amount welcomed.
The Kingsport Renaissance Center is operated by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. The Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsport’s most prominent landmarks. The Renaissance Center houses a fully functional 350-seat theatre, a working art gallery, a three-story atrium and a variety of facilities for rent by the public for special functions. In addition to the Kingsport Senior Center, the Renaissance Center is home to several area arts organizations including Symphony of the Mountains, The Kingsport Art Guild, The Kingsport Theatre Guild, KingsportArt and the Suzuki Talent Education of Appalachia (STEA) as well as the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts’ main administrative site. The facility has been used for weddings, receptions and parties, baby showers, business meetings, church groups and more. For information on renting a space for a special function or performance call (423) 392-8414 or visit us at 1200 E. Center Street, Room 224 in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee.
| Public Art
| Carousel Project
| Concerts (Art Nights City Lights)
| Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Show
| Renaissance "Arts" Center room rentals
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Public Art: (ie: Sculpture Walk, Permanent Art, Banners, Gallery Exhbitions, Parking Garage Benches, Art in Public Spaces, etc)
Sculpture Walk General Description: Kingsport has had a 'Percent for Art' program since 2006 and the first expression of that Public Art Program was the Sculpture Walk which is still a vital part of Kingsport's Public Art Program. The Sculpture Walk is a curated exhibit of contemporary public art located along Broad Street from the Train Station on Main Street to the Glenn Bruce Park near the Kingsport Public Library. The pieces are on exhibit 11 months of the year and then are changed for a new exhibit each May. With a comfortable stroll along Broad Street, a viewer can enjoy up to 10 temporary pieces and access information on each piece through the Guide By Cell feature of the walk. With a local call the viewer can hear general descriptions, curator's comments and a message from the artist him/her self! Along the route the viewer can also see several pieces of Kingsport's growing permanent public art collection. More information on all these programs is available at PublicArt.KingsportTN.gov or at www.EngageKingsport.com
Carousel Project: It started as one man's dream to have a carousel for the Kingsport community. He talked a few fellow Kiwanis members into investigating the idea and the Four Horsemen took charge. Now Kingsport has a carousel carving studio at the Lynn View Community Center. M-F from 10 - 5 the carvers can be found working on their animals. Volunteer painters are also hard at work painting the hand-carved animals. Another set of volunteer painters are painting Kingsport scenes on Rounding Boards for the Carousel. Mechanics, merchants, fund raisers and enthusiasts are urged to get involved in this legacy project for Kingsport. The work continues until the 1956 vintage Herschell frame is in its own round house connected to the Farmers' Market and all animals have a place on the carousel with children of all ages riding. Completion date is set for Summer 2013 so there is a lot of work to be done and a great way to get to know great people! www.EngageKingsport.com
Art Nights/City Lights Concert Series:
From September - April, the city of Kingsport's Office of Cultural Arts hosts a variety of local, regional and national touring performers through its Art Nights/City Lights performing arts concerts. Most concerts are held at the Kingsport Renaissance Theatre. This intimate 345-seat theatre boasts a good view from every seat. The Renaissance Center has plenty of parking and is fully handicapped accessible. Enjoy the Art Gallery or Atrium Gallery during your break from the concert. www.EngageKingsport.com for the complete schedule and to purchase tickets on-line.
Festivals (Carousel Arts & Crafts Show)
Christmas Connection--Arts & Crafts Fair
Kingsport’s Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, is celebrating 33 years of arts and crafts in 2012. Look for the show the first or 2nd weekend every 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! * Christmas Connection has been around for over 30 years because it is a charming old-fashion festival hosting the region’s best arts and crafts vendors. The Civic Auditorium will be filled with hand-made clothing, floral arrangements, pottery, jewelry, delicate woodworking, Christmas ornaments, baked goods, toys, watercolors, paintings, figurines, baskets, candles, tapestries, heated pillows, needlework, dolls and much more. The Holidays are always fast in approaching, and this is an excellent opportunity to grab some holiday cheer, support master craftsmen and find unique gifts and treasures. Shoppers can spend the day shopping inside; out of the weather and amongst quality art and crafts. The Christmas Connection Café has concessions to enjoy. Shoppers won’t have to lose their parking spot to eat elsewhere. Come visit the Christmas Connection. For more information or directions to the Christmas Connection, please call 423-392-8414.
Renaissance "Arts" Center room rentals:
The Kingsport Renaissance Center is a facility which serves the community as a center for the arts and senior citizen's activities, and as a facility for business meetings, parties, receptions, classes, showers, and day-long seminars with breakout rooms. It is managed by the City of Kingsport's Office of Cultural Arts. The facility includes a 350-seat theatre, three-story sky lit atrium, art gallery, gymnasium, meeting rooms and offices. The Kingsport Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsport's most prominent landmarks. It is an architect's masterpiece and stands as a constant reminder of Kingsport's history and as a reality of creative dreams. The Renaissance Center's diversity makes it unique and truly a model that sets renovation standards by which all others can be measured.
Theatrical performances and concerts are scheduled in the 350-seat theatre throughout the year. The theatre is available for meetings and seminars and is an ideal facility for ~200 people, with nearby breakout rooms, suitable for all day functions with or without meals. A variety of rooms are available for rent (click here for rental information).
Current Carousel Sponsorship Opportunites:
First Rider Tickets: 6 Tickets
Band Organ [Johnson Organ Company]
$25, 000 (or Five at $5, 000 each)
"Light the Way" adopt a light bulb Program
Flower Shield Panels
Rounding Board Frames
Angel Frames [Incl. Mirror]
$500We believe in the transformative power of art for places as well as individuals.
"Art defines a community" Former Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips