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.

Main Street, Tennessee

Downtown Kingsport was recently featured in an article, “Main Street, Tennessee” published by Ideal Living.  The article focuses on Tennessee communities working to keep their historic downtowns alive and vibrant.

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Negative Painting Watermedia Workshop: Kingsport Art Guild NOTE: April 11th class is full, spaces available on April 18th
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Barbara-Jernigan-Harriets-Dawning608NOTE: April 11th class is full, spaces available on April 18th

A one day watermedia workshop that will help experienced beginners to advanced participants in working on their skill of training their eye and brain to see a shape and paint it by not painting the background that creates the shape. $50 fee mailed to Barbara Jernigan, P.O. Box 4312, Johnson City, TN 37602. Supply list available. Information: bbjernigan@gmail.com or 423-483-3041.

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Barbara Jernigan April workshop

Make a BIG difference in a small way, come out and Bowl for Kids’ Sake!! @ Warpath Lanes
Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 2:00 am

Make a BIG difference in a small way, come out and Bowl for Kids’ Sake!!

Bristol – April 16 at Belmont Lanes from 6-9pm
Johnson City – April 17 at Holiday Lanes from 6-9pm
Kingsport – April 18 at Warpath Lanes from 5-9pm

1. Form a Team (2–4 of your favorite people!)
2. Register at BowlForKidsToday.org and choose the location, date and one-hour time slot for your team.
3. Raise money Collect at least $25 per person to participate. Make a difference in the life of a child! (If you are a current Big and raise your 25.00 fee, we will waive your Little’s 25.00 fee)
4. Come out and bowl! Shoes, lanes, door prizes, food, and fun are all included. (bowling skill optional)


Goodwill Industries of Tenneva and local Food City stores present Earth Day donation drive!
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


For the third year, Goodwill Industries of Tenneva and local Food City stores have partnered up once again for an Earth Day donation drive! You can donate your clothes, linens, toys and other gently used items at your local Food City from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 22 and 25, 2015!

Goodwill staff will be on site at various locations to take your donations and provide a tax write-off receipt. With multiple Food City stores participating on either or both of the days, please call your local Food City or call the Goodwill office to see which day Goodwill will be there collecting donations!

All of the donations Goodwill collects from the Earth Day donation drive and throughout the year are resold at one of our 13 retail stores. The proceeds from these sales support our employment services for individuals with barriers to employment. Your donation will be ‘recycled’ and will help create jobs!


Adrienne Hendon

Public Relations Coordinator

Goodwill Industries of Tenneva

423.245.0600 office

423.480.3384 cell


‘Every 53 seconds of every business day, Goodwill places someone in a job.’