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Calling all artists, artisans, creatives, and craftspeople of all trades! Applications are being taken for those wishing to exhibit in this 3-day event, which 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.  Application deadline is July 1, 2019.  There is no cost to apply.

The Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, is celebrating 40 years of artistic creations in 2019! A very well established cultural event in Kingsport, the event hosts the region’s best craftspeople, artisans, artists, and creatives.  People from our region and beyond look forward to The Christmas Connection year after year.

This year’s event will take place the first weekend in November, Friday through Sunday, at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium.


FREE Admission to the public!

Fri. Nov. 1:  12Noon – 7PM

Sat. Nov. 2:  10AM – 5PM

Sun. Nov. 3:  12Noon – 4PM

Applications deadline is July 1, 2019.

To access the vendor application from the city website, and for more information visit