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Downtown Kingsport has much to offer, from restaurants and antique shops, theatre, and sweet treats, the downtown area is for everyone to explore. Come on down and see it for yourself!

Welcome to Downtown Kingsport

Downtown Kingsport Association is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Kingsport. Our purpose is to promote Downtown Kingsport as the heart of our community, strengthen its economic viability by encouraging growth and diversity among businesses, and restore its unique historical characteristics and beauty.

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Community Calendar

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Adam Booth as Teller-in-Resident at Storytelling Live! @ International Storytelling Center
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm

Born and raised in the hills of West Virginia, Adam Booth tells meaningful stories that blend and share generations of Appalachian and Jewish heritage with life lessons and a bit of mischief.
Four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest as well as competitions in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, he’s also the recipient of the 2011 National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant for emerging artists. His CD, The Mingo Black, won Storytelling World award honors and was juried into Tamarack, the Best of West Virginia. Booth teaches at Shepherd University.
“A real West Virginia treasure.” – WVU 4-H

You Did It! – A Grape Painting Workshop with Monique Carr @ Renaissance Center, room 313
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A small group workshop to help those who want more art and creativity in their life through learning about oil painting and following a step-by-step approach. Participants will complete an oil painting of grapes. Fee $60 which includes two panels 6 x 6 for painting. Pre-registration by calling 423-956-3249 or email and send payment to Monique Carr, 3326 Bondwood Circle, Johnson City, TN 37604. Materials list will be sent to registered students.

Michael Reno Harrell as Teller-in-Resident at Storytelling Live! @ International Storytelling Center
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm

Michael Reno Harrell hails from the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where storytelling is as much a part of the culture as is music. He has spent a lifetime carrying that tradition across America and abroad.
An award-winning songwriter and storyteller, Harrell is the consummate entertainer, performing his original songs and stories described as “Appalachian grit and wit.” Always seasoned with a good dose of humor, his stories tell of first bicycles, forced piano lessons, flea market forays, and fireworks mishaps.
“Michael Reno Harrell is a classic storyteller with a voice that’s part Marty Robbins, part John Prine.” – The Charlotte Observer