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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Top of the Town Progressive Dinner

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Downtown Kingsport Wine Festival

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Farm to Table Dinner 2015

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Homegrown Tomato Fest XI, August 8, 2015, 8-11 AM at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market @ Kingsport Farmers Market
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

The Eleventh Annual Homegrown Tomato Fest will take place Saturday, August 8, 2015, from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Kingsport Farmers’ Market, Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Kingsport. This celebration of the juicy red fruit features tomato contests, free tomato tastings (including many heirloom varieties), free tomato refreshments, cooking demonstrations, tomato-growing advice, tomato recipes, activities for kids, and fun for the whole family.

Gardeners are invited to bring tomatoes to compete in contests for Best Tasting, Biggest, Prettiest, Ugliest, Most Bizarre and Best Dressed. Cooks are encouraged to make an extra batch of their favorite salsa and enter the Best Salsa Contest. Admission is free and there are no entry fees. Entry forms may be downloaded from the SAPS website, www.saps.us, or picked up at Downtown Kingsport Association or at the event. Entries will be accepted from 8 – 9 a.m. for all contests, and winners will be announced after 10 a.m.

Homegrown Tomato Fest is sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Plant Society (SAPS) and Downtown Kingsport Association (DKA).

Wood Burning Workshop with the Master Pyrographer Michele Howe @ Flying Pig Gallery & Studios
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Monotype Workshop with Phil Garrett Presented by Kingsport Art Guild @ Reniassance Arts Center & Theatre, Room 313
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

IMG_0256Monotype Workshop

with Phil Garrett

Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild

Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre, Room 313

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN 37660

Participants will study with Phil Garrett, painter and printmaker from Greenville, SC. He has taught monotype at Penland School of Art and authored INSIDE ACRYLICS. Topics such as chine colle, reductive and subtractive methods and others will be explored. Experience isn’t required, but would be helpful. A deposit ($100) is due July 17. Checks made payable to Kingsport Art Guild and mailed to Kingsport Art Guild, Attention Alice Payne, Monotype Workshop, Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre, 1200 E. Center St, Kingsport, TN 37660. Please add “monotype workshop” on check memo line. Please include email address for confirmation and further information. Materials fee of $15 (AKUA Inks and Arches 88 paper) and tuition balance due July 31. Further materials list will be sent upon registration. Non-members total for workshop is $325 (includes one year introductory membership into KAG). Members total for workshop is $290. (Please add $25 for materials fee to the balance if you don’t have the above materials. Instructor will provide brayers and Plexi).

Visit Phil Garrett’s website at www.philgarrett.com

Cancellation policy and more information on the KAG is available at www.kingsportartguild.comIMG_0538