The arts are transformative to individuals as well as places.
City of Kingsport Mission: To provide economic, educational and quality of life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse community.
The 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 Kingsport Carousel Project, the Carousel Fine Craft Show, the Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair. It serves as the Special Events Coordinator for the city as well as provides a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations. They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc. the “Friends of the Cultural Arts” group, a private, volunteer-led 501 (c)3 nonprofit community organization.
The City of Kingsport 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 becomes a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development.