Join us for the 3rd Annual Brass Ring Gala on March 20th in the brand new Pal’s Roundhouse and the Kingsport Farmer’s Market from 6–9 PM on Friday March 20, 2015.  Regional band, My New Favorites will provide lively music. Festive food will have an ole-time carnival flair and the cash bar will also feature a signature cotton candy cocktail.  Over 25 fine art and craft exhibitors will be set up in booths throughout the Farmers Market – exquisite jewelry, ceramics, pottery, baskets, fine furniture, textiles and a host of other regional and local artists to celebrate and shop. Tickets for the Brass Ring Gala are $50 each which includes admission all weekend long to the Carousel Fine Craft Show.  Tickets to the Carousel Fine Craft Show are $7 for both Saturday and Sunday and $5 for one day only.  The Carousel Fine Craft Show will be open on Saturday and Sunday 10 AM– 5 PM each day.

The Kingsport Carousel Project has captured the imagination of the region and will soon complete Pal’s Roundhouse which will house the 1956-vintage Herschel Carousel Machine, Animals and Artwork.  Though much care and artistry have gone into each facet of the carousel, this is a working ride and children of all ages (and their parents and grandparents) will enjoy this destination for generations to come.  This is a true legacy project for Kingsport. The Brass Ring Gala will celebrate completion of the Pal’s Roundhouse which will house the Kingsport Carousel.  Pal and Sharon Barger’s signature gift made the construction possible.

To honor the beautiful new Round House as well as the amazing work of the carvers, painters and machinists who work so diligently and with such care on the Carousel, the 3rd Annual Brass Ring Gala will kick-off the weekend of celebration and shopping.  My New Favorites will return to offer a toe tapping musical array, heavy hors d’ouevres & a cash bar will be available.

This is the perfect time to celebrate with the volunteers of the carousel who have carved frogs, elephants, horses and tigers and to the painters many of whom painted these platform animals and also painted the Rounding Boards, Bird Features and more.   The Carousel’s working Band Organ will be on display and played over the course of the weekend.  Who can resist the merry waltzes and polkas!

The finest artists and artisans of the region join in the celebration and offer the Tri-Cities a chance to explore true treasures and the people who make them.  Weavers, woodworkers, porcelain and pottery will share the stage with fine furniture and amazing jewelry.  Support these amazing artists and invest in an heirloom work or art.  The Brass Ring Gala and Carousel Fine Craft Show take place at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market located on Clinchfield and Center Streets in Kingsport, TN.  The Farmer’s Market is quickly becoming and entertainment and event destination and the up-coming co-location of the Carousel and its adjacent park will further enhance its amenities.  Art and artists provide the framework of a creative community.

Tickets are available by calling the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at 423-392-8414, in person in room 224 of the Renaissance Arts Center and online at www.EngageKingsport.com