WHEN: Friday May 30th & SATURDAY May 31st, 2014

WHERE: Downtown Kingsport

Sculpture, Artists, Art Organizations, Music, Food, Musicians and more will be a part of the 2014 ‚¬Art in the Heart celebration in Downtown Kingsport!

Art in the Heart is presented by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Downtown Kingsport Association, and a variety of local Art Galleries and enthusiasts.

The Downtown Kingsport community invites the region to join in the celebration which will include a Sculpture Walk reception, Arts Crawl, music and art demonstrations as well as exhibitions by the Symphony of the Mountains, the Kingsport Art Guild, KingsportARTS Youth Programs, Suzuki Talent Education Association, and Kingsport Ballet!


Friday, May 30th 2014:

A reception honoring the artists, Juror and sponsors of‚ Sculpture Walk VIII will be held at 5 PM at‚ The Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery, 128 E Market St, Kingsport, TN.‚  The Sculpture Walk reception is free and open to the public.

The Arts Crawl is back!

Downtown Kingsport Association will revive the popular Art Crawl on Friday, May 30, 2014.‚  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event.‚  Ticket holders will be encouraged to stroll to 6 art galleries located along Broad and Market Streets from 5 ‚¬ 8 PM.‚  Galleries will have unique exhibits, featured artists, appetizers from local restaurants and a variety of fine wines.‚  At each gallery, patrons are encouraged to get their passports stamped at this event or throughout the month to qualify for the drawing of a special gift basket.

Galleries included in the Art Crawl:

  • Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery
  • Dirt Werks
  • Star Trails Downtown Kingsport
  • Style
  • Suzanne Barrett Justis Gallery and Studio
  • Up Against the Wall Gallery

You may purchase tickets online:

Tickets are available in advance in person at the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts in Room 224 of the Renaissance Arts Center, 1200 E. Center Street & at the Downtown Kingsport Association, 229 Broad Street,‚ in advance or the night of the program.

Tickets available by phone: (423) 392-8414

Twilight Alive Concert:

May 30 will also feature‚ Scott Miller for the‚ Twilight Alive concert.

Beth Snapp will warm up the audience beginning at 6:30 PM

with the very popular Scott Miller Concert beginning at 7:30 PM.

Other activities in the street will include an opportunity to work on

a ‚¬city-scape mural, art demonstrations and music and dance interludes.

Sculpture Walk VIII:

The eighth annual Sculpture Walk Exhibition will kick-off the Art in the Heart celebration.‚  Annually new contemporary outdoor sculptures are installed along Broad and Main Streets bringing new perspectives and vibrant color.‚  This year the exhibit will also include locations along Market Street. ‚ ‚ By Friday, May 30 all 10 new pieces will have been installed along the walk.‚  This years juror is Hank T. Foreman.‚  Over the past 7 years the City of Kingsport has been fortunate to acquire 12 sculptures from this annual exhibition and add it to the permanent public art collection.

Saturday May 31st, 2014:


9 am: Bagel breakfast with the Juror Hank T. Foreman at Star Trails Downtown Kingsport, 246 Broad Street, Kingsport.

10 am: Walk & Talk!‚  Hank T. Foreman will give a special inaugural guided tour of the new installation.‚  Gain insight into the art work with Hanks intelligent commentary and unique brand of humor.

About the Juror:

Hank T. Foreman is an artist, administrator and educator.‚  He is currently employed by Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where he serves as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Chief Communications Officer.‚  This area administers the programs of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the Performing Art Series, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, as well as University News, Marketing & Public Relations, and Appalachian Media Productions.‚ ‚  He also serves Appalachian as Director and Chief Curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Foreman began his affiliation with Appalachian State University in August 1993, and has taught in both the Department of Art and Watauga College /Inter-disciplinary Studies programs.‚  Foreman received his B.C.A. in Painting and Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his M.A. in Art Education from Appalachian State University, and his professional activities include curating exhibitions, serving as juror for competitions, lecturing, leading workshops, consulting on public art projects, and creating his own studio work. Foreman has lectured for numerous organizations including the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the International Sculpture Center. In 2010 Foreman was selected as a cohort for the National Alliance of Media Arts + Culture Leadership Institute for Visual Arts Organizations funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.‚  In 2014, Foreman will be a lead contributor for an art education conference held at the School for Pedagogy and the Fine Arts in Kalisz, Poland ‚¬ a part of Adam Mickiewicz University.

8th annual Sculpture Walk includes the following artists and pieces:



Paris Alexander

The Burning

Matt Amante

Linear Pair

Carl Billingsley


Gregory Johnson


Hanna Jubran

Mountain Landscape

Harry McDaniel

A Refusal to Stop & Ask For Directions

Shawn Morin

One Flesh Revisited

Gus & Lina Ocamposilva

Magic Rain

Wayne Trapp


Wayne Vaughn