Cocktail Party Margaritaville Style and Silent Auction
Kingsport Renaissance Center
2nd Floor Atrium
April 27, 2012
$30 in advance - $35 day of event
Online on home page, or call 423-392-8420.
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August 27, 2011
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“A Passport to the Arts in Kingsport”
Second Biannual Arts Council Arts Crawl 2010
Kingsport, Tenn. – The Arts Council of Greater Kingsport (ACGK) will host the second biannual Arts Council Arts Crawl: A Passport to the Arts in Kingsport on April 29, 2010, 5PM-9PM. This unique collaboration unites artists, residents, and businesses for the purposes of increasing exposure for area artists, providing easy access to arts and entertainment for residents, and raising funds to be used to increase the awareness of the growing arts community in Kingsport.
Our first Arts Crawl, September 24, 2009, was so popular we have decided to do it twice a year. The events will be on the last Thursdays of April and September.
On April 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., visitors to the downtown Kingsport business district will be able to take a trip through the arts by picking up an Arts Crawl Passport under the State Theater Marquee, 157 Broad Street. The passport will include a list of, and directions to, the participating galleries and other venues: BANQ, Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Studio, Ripper Arts Studio & Gallery, Downtown Kingsport Association Gallery, Kingsport Ballet, River Mountains Antiques, Style, Suzanne Barrett Justis Fine Art Studio and Gallery, The Gallery of Local Artists, and Up Against the Wall Gallery. In addition to the venues, we will have our own roving Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer from Kingsport Theatre Guild and the Kingsport Big Read Project.
Passport holders will sample a delightful array of hors d’oeuvres created by downtown restaurants while sipping on wine from a souvenir glass. Participating restaurants are: Bountiful Sweet Creations, Sherrie’s Café Catering, Bone Fire Smokehouse, Chef’s Pizzeria, Happy Hostess Restaurant & Catering, Divine Café & Catering, La Campiña Mexican Grill, The Courtyard, and Stir Fry Café.
Sponsors for this event are Countryside Vineyards & Winery, Sam’s Package Store, Absolute Communications, and all the great downtown restaurants and galleries listed above.
In conjunction with this spring’s Arts Crawl the Arts Council will be announcing the Arts Award recipients at BANQ at 8:30 p.m. Nominations will be accepted until March 22. Nomination forms are available online at www.kingsportARTS.org.
Tickets for the Arts Crawl are $30.00 per person in advance and $35.00 purchased the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.KingsportARTS.org. Tickets will also be available for purchase on the night of the event under the marquee at the State Theater, 155 Broad Street. For more information contact the Arts Council of Greater Kingsport at 423-392-8420.
The Arts Council of Greater Kingsport is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, as well as, the Kingsport Community Foundation (a fund of the East Tennessee Foundation), Eastman Chemical Co., the City of Kingsport’s Cultural Arts Division, and other local sponsors.
2010 Arts Award Recepients
The City of Kingsport
Mark Owen Davis
Hunter Smith & Davis
Representative Tony Shipley
Angela & John Vachon
The Art Awards is a biennial event. Nominations are solicited from the local community and are then sent to a panel of independent arts professionals outside our area for judging. Ten people or businesses are chosen from any of the three categories; Arts Leadership, Distinguished Artist, and Distinguished Patron. A unique piece of art is commissioned, from a local or regional artist to be given as the award. This event recognizes artistic achievement and community contributors. Sponsors are sought for each award and a representative makes the presentation at the ceremony. Live entertainment is provided and reception follows. In 2006 ACGK honored our first Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Charles Goodwin. This event is a service to our arts community.
September 24, 2009
A big thank you to Absolute Communications for providing all of the design work!
The winner of the $50 gift certificate is Terri Mills pictured here with Katie Carrico, Program Director for the ACGK. She chose to spend her winnings at the Up Against the Wall Gallery. Congradulations Terri!