Art enthusiasts are invited downtown for a distanced Art After Dark experience

Art galleries and art loving businesses will once again open their doors for Art After Dark tonight, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.

This biannual event has been running for over 10 years and is always met with great reception by art enthusiasts who are starting or adding to their personal art collections, according to a release from Downtown Kingston! dated Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight, Kingstonians can tour downtown’s galleries, and enjoy great conversation and compelling art, while maintaining physical distancing based on KFL&A Public Health guidelines. According to the release, if visitors are not able to tour the galleries while maintaining physical distancing, businesses will encourage returning at another time to enjoy the art.

“At Martello Alley and Martello on Brock we are looking forward to celebrating with the local community,” said David Dossett, owner of the Martello locations. “It gives us an opportunity to thank Kingston for their continued support during these challenging times.”

“And, we are excited to show Kingston our new store, Martello on Brock as well as the newly-renovated Martello Alley,” Dossett continued. “Come and enjoy the sounds of Euro Café Duo as they perform live at Martello Alley while you wait to shop. Their Parisian music will take you to another place and time.”

Art After Dark patrons will be able to enter to win a $500 voucher towards the purchase of original art at every participating location they visit. This is a great opportunity for fans of Art After Dark to consider what they would buy if they won.

Participating Businesses

Amanda’s House of Elegance70 Princess St
The Amber Room Kingston34 Princess St
Cloth131 Princess St
End of the Thread Antique Emporium201 Princess St
Gallery Raymond334 Princess St
Gallery Raymond- The Warehouse Gallery273 Brock St
(entrance off Clergy St)
General Brock’s Commissary55 Brock St
Happy Thoughts95 Clarence St
Downtown Kingston Art Studio181 Sydenham St
Martello Alley203 B Wellington St
Martello on Brock66 Brock St
Montreal Street Collective39 Montreal St
Salti Yoga Kingston80 Princess St
UNDR for Men68 Princess St

“We are excited for this safe and fun event to celebrate local Kingston artists who have been hit hard during this pandemic,” said Marilyn Doherty, Project Manager – Marketing for Downtown Kingston!

Art After Dark is a biannual event celebrated in concert with the Downtown Kingston! BIA – an association of 700+ businesses located in downtown Kingston.

More information and artist profiles can be found here:

A map of participating locations can be seen in the Facebook event here:

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