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Local railfan is Kingston’s ‘model’ citizen

In many ways, 57-year-old Eric Gagnon seems like your typical Amherstview retiree: he enjoys spending time with his family, reading a good book, and pursuing an engrossing hobby. It’s this hobby, however, that has garnered him a fair bit of attention around Kingston in recent years because – well –

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Celebrate Art After Dark in downtown Kingston

On Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, Art After Dark returns to downtown Kingston. Art galleries and art-loving businesses are once again opening their doors so art enthusiasts can start or add to their personal art collections. Art After Dark will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in various locations in

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Recipients of City of Kingston Arts Fund Adapt Grant announced

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) has announced the recipients of the City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) Adapt Grant, a COVID-19 responsive funding program that supports projects that address pandemic-related challenges through new ways of working. $100,000 was available through the 2021 Adapt Grant. In 2021, Kingston City Council allocated

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2021 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development now accepting applications

Applications for the 2021 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development are now being accepted by The Kingston Arts Council (KAC). This grant supports emerging artists and/or artisans working in visual media to further their artistic growth and education, read a media release dated Thursday, Sept. 8, 2021. Totalling $2,500 in

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GNAAA art exhibition brings ‘Joy’ to Kingston

“Joy!” the 4th Annual Greater Napanee and Area Arts Association (GNAAA) Juried Art Exhibition is taking place this year at the Window Art Gallery in Kingston.   “We’re a group of about 44 artists in the Greater Napanee area. For the first time, we’ve had the opportunity to show in the

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Kingston artists welcome back in-person events with Summer Art Show

Due to the pandemic, many art exhibitions and sales have adapted to virtual shows. However, as the restrictions are easing up, many events are happening in person.   Glocca Morra Studios is organizing its Summer Art Show and sale featuring 15 local artists’ work, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021

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Public art project shares artist reflections on life during the COVID-19 pandemic

A new public art project has been displayed on 16 Kingston Transit bus stations across this city. The Art all Around project features 20 local artists who have captured and reflected on life during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kingston. Kingston artists representing different disciplines – including the visual arts, music,

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Local artist captures Kingston’s urban landscape on paper cups

Kingston-based urban sketcher and painter, John Wright, is making cup-cycling paintings of Kingston’s urban landscape. These paintings consist of sketches and art on the paper cups. Ten years ago, he discovered Urban Sketchers on the internet and it captured his imagination.   “I had never really painted, but bought a watercolour

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City of Kingston Arts Fund 2021 grant recipients announced

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) announced the recipients of the 2021 City of Kingston Arts Fund (CKAF) on Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021. An annual fund administered by the KAC on behalf of the City of Kingston, CKAF provides operating and project grants to local arts organizations and collectives to foster

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Modern Fuel to resume in-person exhibits

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is reopening to the public at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jul. 16, 2021, as part of Stage 3 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan. Modern Fuel, a long-running cultural non-profit group, provides a gallery space for exhibition purposes, but also develops innovative ways to support

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New art installation and ‘Arts Walk’ part of City’s Public Art Program

The City of Kingston is continuing their efforts to expand public art experiences around the city. Their current projects will expand on art experiences that already exist and create a “summer of public art” while people are outside more often. “These efforts signal a commitment to art in the public

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Festival, artist address vandalism of art installation as part of ‘Next Door’

The St. Vincent de Paul society began fundraising efforts to build a new location on the plot of land at the corner of Charles Street and Bagot Street. The following is a message from the Skeleton Park Arts Fest (SPAF) regarding the vandalism of ‘Every slated lot has a previous story’,

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