36th Annual CHRISTMAS CONNECTION Arts & Crafts Fair 2015 to be held November 6-8, 2015 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium


WHEN: (Fri/Sat/Sun) November 6, 7, 8, 2015

WHERE: Kingsport Civic Auditorium 1550 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport, TN

FREE Admission! www.EngageKingsport.com (423) 392-8415

Kingsport – Kingsports Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, is celebrating 36 years of arts and crafts in 2015!

Christmas Connection has been a staple in the community for 36 years.‚  It is a very well established cultural event in Kingsport, hosting the regions best arts and crafts vendors. The Civic Auditorium will be filled with Holiday wreaths & floral arrangements, primitive & country crafts, Christmas ornaments, pottery, stained glass, woodcrafts, handmade soaps and lotions, fabric crafts, needlework, doll clothing, true-to-life baby dolls, jewelry, dichroic glass, handmade greeting cards and paper art, leather crafts, basketry, paintings, figurines, photography, candles, baked goods and much more!

Again, this year, courtesy of Bubbas Book Store, several regional authors will be on hand each day to sign their books ‚¬ a truly unique item for anyone in your family. Look for them in the Civics West Room.‚  Also joining us this year are the artists from Kingsports Senior Artisan Center. Make sure to stop in the Civics History Room and check out their beautiful crafts.

Outside, patrons will find that sweet and salty treat, kettle corn, being made fresh all day. Festive funnel cakes and fried items will also be available for purchase at the parking lot entrance.

The Holidays are fast 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 arts and crafts. The Christmas Connection Cafĩ has concessions to enjoy, including mouthwatering homemade soups, soup beans & cornbread and favorites like chili, hot dogs, and nachos. Shoppers wont have to lose their parking spot to eat elsewhere.

For more information on the Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair, please call 423-392-8415 or go online: www.EngageKingsport.com

Admission to this fun-filled, shopping event is FREE and open to the public!


Friday Nov. 6: 12 Noon -6 PM
Saturday Nov. 7:‚   10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday Nov. 8:‚   12 Noon – 5 PM

Kingsport Civic Auditorium ‚ ‚ 1550 Fort Henry Dr.‚ ‚  Kingsport, TN

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

City of Kingsport Mission: The mission of the City of Kingsport is to provide economic, educational and quality-of-life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse community.

Office of Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.‚  Programs & partnerships include: Kingsport Carousel, Art in the Heart Gallery, Public Art Kingsport, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair, Carousel Fine Craft Show and more.

They provide a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations and individual artists.‚ It works in tandem with Engage Kingsport, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their objectives.

For more information visit www.EngageKingsport.com or call the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8415