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DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT

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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May
5
Thu
Cinco De Mayo & Sip ‘n’ Stroll, THIS WEEK, THURSDAY May 5th: spotlight artists are Heather Applegate and Jeri Jones, Reception 5-8 pm @ Art in the Heart Gallery, An opening reception will be held Thursday
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

bio page (1)Jeri’s Jewels Story

At the age of 49, I had never wore a pair of earrings that dangled. I was a post/stud woman only. My friend at work came back from a cruise with a gorgeous pair of earrings for me. They were pretty, but they were loooong….at least one inch!! I was unsure about wearing them, but to avoid hurting her feelings, I knew I had to do it.

After debating for a few weeks, I wore them. Then the next week, I wore them again. Then I bought MORE dangles, then more.

While visiting a local craft show, I found my neighbor made earrings, so I had to have one of each color to match every outfit I wore to work. They were all dangles and I loved them.

After a few months, my neighbor advised me she was leaving to go out west to pursue her career. I was devastated. My personal jeweler was moving. I then thought and thought, what could I do?? Who would I get to make my jewelry?? Would they do it on a moment’s notice and to my liking??

After much deliberating, I decided to ask her to teach me to make earrings. I was so excited to be learning a craft. I was hooked on beads immediately from the first earring. Then came bracelets…then necklaces. After learning the basics and getting them down, I dipped into the hard stuff. I went and bought sterling silver and semi precious stones. Then to feed my addiction, I started SELLING them!! I was a bead dealer and it was LEGAL!! I went to craft shows and people loved my beads.

I was completely hooked and knew that I could never quit. Beading was the high I needed. I loved it. I dreamed of beads. I bought them a carried them home in little brown bags. I hid them in my purse. I was truly addicted.

I decided if it was legal to sell them on the streets of most cities, I could sell them online. I started my website on Etsy and people from all over the world bought my beaded works. The addiction grew stronger.

Now I am the proud owner of my own home business, Jeri’s Jewels and sell beads to anyone and everyone.

Friends, if you are easily hooked on things, stay away from the beads. Just come shop with me as I am a confirmed beadaholic.

 

 

Jeri Ferguson-Jones

Owner, Maker, Designer

Born and raised in Johnson City Tennessee

Downtown Kingsport Sip ‘n’ Stroll, First Thursdays!

Art in the Heart Gallery

246 Broad Street  Kingsport, TN  37660

Wed  11:00am – 5:00pm

Thr    11:00am – 5:00pm

Fri     11:00am – 7:00pm

Sat    11:00am – 3:00pm

The Gallery offers excellent fine art for sale while supporting the work of our local artists.

Classes for adults and children are offered at Art in the Heart Gallery and all classes are open to the public. Most classes are perfect for beginners and no experience is required to participate and create a work of art.  In addition, special shows and exhibitions will feature many of the local artists. Art in the Heart Gallery continues to promote art and artists from our region with over 50 artists represented in the gallery.

Art in the Heart Gallery offers paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel. You will find pottery by various artists as well as turned wood pieces, stained glass, mosaics and assemblage, as well as baskets and amazing jewelry.

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Register today for UPCOMING CLASSES:

For more information and/or to register for classes (423) 480-9702, Or to register Online, CLICK HERE

May
7
Sat
Kingsport Ballet’s Yearly Event: Ballet and Bubbly at the Chateau @ Chateau Selah
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

balletGET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!

Kingsport Ballet’s Yearly Event: Ballet and Bubbly at the Chateau

CALL FOR TICKETS: 423-378-3967

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 6-9pm, Chateau Selah

A beautiful juxtaposition of culture and style – join us for a splendid evening of art and music. An open-air performance and a delicious gourmet fare accompanied by select wines and champagne will round out this memorable evening. Help support our outreach programs for the underserved in our community! Join us.

 

—for more information on Kingsport Ballet online: http://www.kingsportballet.org/