Tickets for Reveal masterpiece are available now. This year’s event will be a hybrid in person and online event. The event will feature an exhibition of 125 works of art, and each ticket holder will receive one of those works. The artwork, donated by local artists, includes media such as watercolor, acrylic, ceramics, fabric art, jewelry, and woodwork. The live event, which will air on April 23 at 7 p.m., costs $ 25. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mckinneycenter.com. The McKinney Center in Jonesborough will also host a silent auction of downtown corporate gift baskets, large art and artifacts. The auction items will be added to a silent auction photo album on the McKinney Center’s Facebook page from April 19. The bid ends on April 23 at 8 p.m.
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The McKinney Center in Jonesborough searches for vendors and artists for a number of markets. The market data is May 7th to 8th, June 11th to 12th and July 9th to 10th. Due to the need for social distance, space for vendors and artists is limited. You can find supplier criteria, stand space and logistics at https://townofjonesborough.regfox.com/mckinney– Middle markets. For more information, call the McKinney Center at (423) 753-0562.
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The Kingsport Art Guild accepts entries for that 55th Appalachian Art Show, a juried exhibition for fine arts from the South Appalachian region. The exhibition will be on display from April 5th to May 17th in the main gallery on the second floor of the Renaissance Center in Kingsport. Artists aged 16 and over are invited to submit works of art that have been completed in the past two years. For a full list of policies, fees, prices, and instructions for participating online, please visit www.kingsportartguild.com. The deadline for entries is March 21.
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“Honky Tonk: Country Music Portraits, 1972-1981” is now on display in the birthplace of the Country Music Museum. “Honky Tonk” is a collection of photographs by the renowned photographer, filmmaker, teacher and author Henry Horenstein. Horenstein’s paintings show artists such as Dolly Parton, Doc Watson, Loretta Lynn and Del McCoury throughout their careers. “Honky Tonk” will air through March 28th.
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The William King Art Museum in Abingdon, Virginia has announced a call for artists for its biennial exhibition. “From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands.” The call is open to artists working in the geographic areas of Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, West North Carolina, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, video, or performance art. Southwest Virginia and East Kentucky. The exhibition will open on September 30th. The closing date for entries is July 19th. For more information send an email email@example.com or call (276) 628-5005 x106 or apply online at williamkingmuseum.org. under “Call for Artists”. An entry fee of USD 20 is required to enter.
The Kingsport Ballet will stage the ballet classic “Coppelia” 16.-17. April at the Niswong Performing Arts Center in Greeneville. It is planned that the audience will attend the ballet both in limited numbers and virtually in person. Should this change in the coming months, viewers can buy livestream tickets. More information will be available closer to the issue date.
The Kingsport carousel was reopened to the public with limited hours and capacity. The carousel is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The carousel closes for cleaning between 2.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guests should wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Guests enter the farmers market or the Food City side of the building and exit Carousel Park.
The Tri Cities Civil War Round Table will host a program on Monday, March 8th at 7pm at the Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport. The doors open at 6 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Kenneth Rutherford will introduce America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War. The program is free for all participants. Due to COVID restrictions, access to the Renaissance Center building must be through the back door. Face masks are required and every other row is cordoned off. For further information please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423) 323-2306.
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The Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum in Jonesborough is now open for 2021. Visitors can expect two new exhibits. The first exhibition is “Black in Appalachians: African American History in Kingsport” a traveling exhibition from the Kingsport Archives. It will be issued until July 4th. The second exhibition is “From Here to There: A Brief History of Transportation in Jonesborough.” This exhibit traces the evolution of travel from horses and carriages to railroads and automobiles, and examines the impact road, rail, and air travel had on the area. In March and April the museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is no entrance fee, but a $ 2 donation per visitor is recommended. Face covers are available for a $ 1 donation. For more information, call (423) 753-4580.
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The haunted and historic buildings of the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be open to the public for two nights of paranormal investigations on March 24th and 31st from 6pm to 11pm. The SRS Paranormal team is back to lead the hunt while they use their investigative equipment and teach the public the methods of their profession. There is a limit of 20 participants per night who must be 12 years of age or older. Please call (423) 926-3631 or send an email email@example.com to register. The cost is $ 25 per participant. Tipton-Haynes is located at 2620 S. Roan St., Johnson City.
Interested in World of Warcraft Classic but don’t have any friends? Are you looking for a way to connect with local players while you get stuck inside due to COVID? Join the Kingsport Public Library WoW Classic Social Guild the Model City Murlocs Meet every Saturday in March from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Ashkandi server (Alliance Side). For more information and a link to the guild’s Discord server, see the library’s calendar of events at www.kingsportlibrary.org.
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The Kingsport Pubic Library will host Behind the book, A virtual author lecture with Robert Gipe on March 11th at 6 p.m. on Google Meet. We’ll be discussing his latest book, Pop: An Illustrated Novel. A link to the Google meeting will be published in the library’s events calendar at www.kingsportlibrary.org.
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Do you have what it takes to survive Pastry Week? The Kingsport Public Library will host The Great British Bake Off Trivia Night on March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Kahoot! A link to Kahoot Trivia will be posted on the Facebook page and in the library’s events calendar on the evening of the event.
The nature center of the Bay Mountain Park & Planetarium, park paths and the animal habitat are open. Please visit a mask when visiting the nature center. Nature programs cost $ 3 per person or are free for park members. Barge rides are $ 5 per person or free for park members. Tickets are available in the nature center. For more information, visit www.baysmountain.com or call (423) 229-9447.
St. Patrick’s Day
Jonesborough will celebrate that St. Patrick’s vacation March 12-21 with a fun run, stone hunt, sip and walk and by making the bell tower green. Take part in the St. Paddy’s Family Fun Run anytime between March 12-21. Participants can run, run or jog the route. The Fun Run is suitable for all age groups and participation is free. Downtown at dusk begins on March 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a themed evening in St. Paddy. Buy a ticket to enjoy beverage tastings in 10+ locations. Drink tasting cards are $ 20 and are available at Jonesborough.com. The Jonesborough Rock Hunt begins March 12th. The rocks are hidden from the Chuckey Depot Museum to the Jonesborough Visitors Center. You may find a stone redeemable for a St. Paddy surprise at a Jonesborough store.
Fifteen bronze animal sculptures were installed in various locations in downtown Johnson City. Notes for the “Wildabout Walkabout” Scavenger hunts are available from a variety of downtown stores and roadside pickup at the Johnson City Public Library. The notes can also be accessed at www.durbanjc.com/wildabout. The sculptures can be found around the Johnson City Public Library, in and around King Commons, and along the main and market streets.
The Barter Theater has announced its spring 2021 season at Moonlite Drive-In starting April 8th. William Shakespeare directs the spring “The storm.” Also at Moonlite this spring is CS Lewis’ “The lion, the witch and the wardrobe.” Barter’s Moonlite Drive-In allows families to see the live theater from the comfort of their car in a completely safe environment. Tickets are available now and can be bought online at www.barter theater.com or by phone at the exchange office (276) 628-3991.
The George L. Carter Railway Museum, The building is located in the Campus Center building on the East Tennessee State University campus and has been reopened to the public. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Heritage Day takes place every last Saturday of the month. There is no entrance fee to the museum, but donations are welcome. A pre-registration link is provided to encourage customers to schedule a visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3ba5uto. The Carter Railroad Museum can be identified by a blinking level crossing signal at the back entrance of the Campus Center building. Visitors should enter the ETSU campus from State of Franklin Road onto Jack Vest Drive and continue east towards 176 Ross Drive next to the flashing RR intersection sign. Call (423) 439-6838.
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The Chuckey Depot Museum in Jonesborough has launched its latest exhibition. “As Fast As Birds Can Fly: The ET & WNC (Tweetsie) Railroad.” The exhibit will feature several artifacts from the history of ET & WNC, as well as photos of people who worked on and for the railroad. The ET & WNC exhibition will be on view at the museum until August. The museum is located at 110 S. 2nd Ave. and is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. While visiting the museum, guests are required to wear masks. For more information, contact the Jonesborough Visitors Center at (423) 753-1010.