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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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Two new public art exhibits installed in downtown Kingston

The City of Kingston has announced two new temporary public art exhibits which have been installed in downtown Kingston: Paved Paradise and Public Art at the Grand Theatre.  The City of Kingston’s Public Art Program supports the creation of contemporary public art by emerging and established artists through commissions and artist

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Creativity Studio Artists say thank you to Kingston healthcare workers

A pervasive sense of gratitude for the work of Kingston health services employees prompted a group of local artists to give back in the best way they know how; through their art. As ICUs in the GTA buckled under the third wave of the COVID-19Pandemic, the nine resident artists in

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New exhibition at Window Art Gallery in Kingston offers ‘A Sense of Place’

During the last one and half years, all people were homebound, and many had to postpone and cancel their travel plans to comply with health and safety protocols. However, artists have found alternative ways to travel virtually or translate the feeling in their work. Thousand Island Fine Art Association (TIFAA)

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SPAF’s Next Door kicks off two-month public art experience

For 15 years, Kingston and area residents could look forward to the summer solstice, not just because the sun travels its longest path in the sky creating the longest day and marking the beginning of summer, but because of the Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF). Billed as a “free, grassroots,

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The Festival of Live Digital Art shines worldwide spotlight Limestone City

FOLDA is much more than livestreaming of shows happening across the globe. The innovative concepts embraced by the festival creators is sure to intrigue live theatre enthusiasts and techies alike. This year’s festival is an entirely online event that runs from Wednesday, Jun. 9 to Sunday, Jun. 13, 2021. It

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre lecture series highlights Black figures in art of Rembrandt’s time

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a research-intensive professional art center and internationally recognized public art gallery at Queen’s University. The center has adapted to deliver many virtual interactive experiences during the pandemic, including lecture series and digital exhibitions. On Friday, June 4, 2021, the center will host an online

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Eighty local artists receive funding from the City of Kingston Arts Fund’s Resiliency Grant

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) has announced that $80,000 will be awarded to 80 local, professional artists through the first intake period of the City of Kingston Arts Fund’s Resiliency Grant. Total funding for the Resiliency Grant is $100,000 and the remaining $20,000 will be administered through a second intake

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