Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.
This week’s challenge encourages you to:
Check out The Temporary Public Art Project (and fill out the survey). Over the last 6 weeks you may have noticed some paintings hung on trees or brightly coloured duct tape adorning the walls of Isabel Turner Library or Duncan McArthur Hall. These are just some examples of the Temporary Public Art Project that is currently being administered by The Arts Council and The City of Kingston. In addition to these exhibits, there have also been live singing on Princess Street, outdoor evening puppet shows and coming up on February 15th at Frontenac mall will be an work titled Unexpected Flights which will feature aerial dances and circus acts on silks. This initiative is designed to give exposure to local Kingston artists presenting non-permanent art works in the public realm. The aim of the project is to engage with the greater Kingston audience to gather feedback on public art. This feedback will help create a Public Art Master Plan with policies specific to Kingston. So this week, we challenge you to seek out these exhibits (you can find more information on them here) and fill out the survey to let the city know how you feel about finding art in public spaces.
Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.