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Nourishing and Flourishing: Tea, Truffles, and Art in Create Appalachia’s Kingsport Gallery

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DATE: Thursday, November 16, 6 PM to 8 PM

Location: The Gallery at Create Appalachia’s Kingsport Center for Art & Technology, 225 W Center Street, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

Admission: $18 per ticket for members, $20 for non-members purchased online. $21 per ticket at the door.  

Registration HERE


KINGSPORT, TN: Three regional non-profits are teaming up for a tea and truffle tasting and a lively conversation about food and art. This unique family-friendly event will showcase the current Nourishing and Flourishing exhibit in Create Appalachia’s Kingsport gallery. Each guest is welcome to sample six flavors of Bellafina Chocolates gourmet truffles as they enjoy a cup of premium hand-blended tea, served in full British style by Ren Allen from The Philosopher’s House in Johnson City. As guests sip, sample, and enjoy the art in the gallery, they will learn a little about each non-profit’s work and mission. They will also hear from the exhibit’s guest curator, Jocelyn Mathewes of Eat/Art Space. There will be plenty of room for questions, conversations, and a lively exchange of ideas about food, art, and food as art.


Doors will open at 6 PM. Guests may park in the Shelby Street parking garage or in the municipal lot just behind the building. The first brief presentation will begin at 6:30. The event will end at 8 PM. Tickets are $18 for paid Create Appalachia members and $20 for non-members.If they are not all reserved in advance, there may be some tickets available at the door that evening on a first-come-first-served basis. All tickets will be $20 at the door.


To reserve tickets and for more information, visit link here.


Create Appalachia strives to make the our region 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.


Bellafina Chocolates’ mission is helping children threatened by disease, neglect, abuse, or poverty and empowering women in recovery through meaningful employment.  We do this by creating gourmet chocolates and donating 100% of the profits into children’s charities. We offer shipping and customization of packaging and truffles.


The Philosopher’s House is a liberal arts tea house–a gathering space, library, and class space in one. Designed to be a “living room” for inquisitive and compassion-focused people, The Philosopher’s House is a place to relax and explore new ideas in an intellectually-curious and supportive community.


Eat/Art Space is a private pop-up gallery from a dining room in Appalachia, curated by Jocelyn Mathewes.


November 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jocelyn Mathewes


Create Appalachia Center for Art & Technology-Kingsport
225 West Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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