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Call For Artists: Create Appalachia’s Annual Tiny Art Throwdown

Call for Artists: Compete for Awards and Prizes at Create Appalachia’s Annual Tiny Street Art Throwdown in Kingsport!

April 22-23, 2023, Kingsport, TN

$15 entry fee for one or two pieces of art
Deadline for entries: April 17


KINGSPORT, TN: Create Appalachia is bringing its popular Tiny Art Throwdown to
Downtown Kingsport this year during the brand new G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) Festival
of Art.

The G.O.A.T festival itself is a celebration of the arts and a product of a partnership
between several Kingsport non-profits: Engage Kingsport, The Inventor Center, Kingsport
Office of Cultural Arts, Kingsport Art Guild, and the Downtown Kingsport Association. The
Tiny Art Throwdown allows local artists to showcase their work in an imaginative and novel
format. This street art competition will transform downtown Kingsport’s everyday crevices,
crannies, posts, pipes, and windows into something magical. Participants will create site-
specific art installations hidden around downtown. Some of the sites are obvious and some
are not, but all meant to be a surprise discovery for festival goers and downtown shoppers
cruising the “Tiny Art” walk.

Artists are already submitting entries for this 8th annual Tiny Street Art Throwdown, and
Create Appalachia hopes for its largest artist participation ever. Cash and merchandise
prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place and also for 3 Judge’s Choice
awards. A People’s Choice award will be voted on by festival goers. Artists can view some
of the spaces up for “artification” on the Create Appalachia Facebook page:

Entries are due by April 17. This event is not limited to Kingsport artists–anyone in the
region may apply. The fee for entering up to two pieces is $15.00. Multiple entries are
allowed, with no limit. Artists must be must be at least 12 years old. Registration is at Eventbrite.

You can also have an entry form sent directly by contacting Cher Cornett at
cher@createappalachia.org. Entry forms are also available at the Create Appalachia
Centers in Kingsport and Johnson City and the ETSU Digital Media Center. All works must
be installed on Saturday. Winning entries will be announced on Sunday at the close of the

Create Appalachia strives to make the Appalachian Highlands a better place to live and
work by supporting innovation and entrepreneurship centered around the arts and creativity.
We work to sustain an environment that will generate new businesses, provide jobs in arts-
based businesses, and highlight the important role that creativity plays in the region’s
economic vitality.

Press Contacts:
Cher Cornett, cher@createappalachia.org, 423-741-3669
Katie Hoffman, katie@createappalachia.org, 423-329-4742

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