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Tiny Art Throwdown – Kingsport

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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. (@createappalachia)

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. 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 festival.



Works must be installed on Saturday between 9 AM and 7 PM on Saturday. Judging begins at 10 AM on Sunday. All works must be family friendly.

Artists must use their own materials, and all materials used must be removable or able to be washed away easily with water. Works MUST NOT damage or deface any building or site.

Upon registration, you will be assigned a location in the downtown area to “artify.”

For more details and information, please contact cher@createappalachia.org.




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.



April 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kingsport Farmers Market
308 Clinchfield Street
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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