Call to Artists – Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair


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

KINGSPORT -‚ Calling all artists, artisans, and craftspeople of all trades! We are now accepting applications for the 36th year of Christmas Connection ‚¬ Arts & Crafts Fair.‚ Application deadline: June 1st, 2015.

Christmas Connection has been a staple in the community for over 30 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 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.

FREE Admission to the public!


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

Applications will be accepted thru June 1st, 2015.

You may access the vendor application from the city website:‚ or call (423) 392-8415

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: Flying Pig Gallery & Studios, Public Art Kingsport, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, the Kingsport Carousel Project 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.

The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsports 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 and the surrounding communities become a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development within our region.

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