Downtown Kingston to become nighttime art gallery for spring Art After Dark

Art After Dark 2022. Photo via Downtown Kingston.

Art After Dark returns to downtown Kingston this Friday as art galleries and art-loving businesses open their doors and invite patrons to browse and buy some of the best in local art.

Friday, May 26, 2023, from 7 to 10 p.m., art enthusiasts are invited to wander, chat, and maybe start or add to their personal collections. While the public is taking in the beautiful art and meeting fascinating local artists, they can also enjoy light refreshments, friendly conversation, and compelling displays at art galleries and in local shops in the downtown core. 

According to a release from the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA), there’s also a pretty exciting prize up for grabs: patrons can enter to win $500 towards the purchase of an original art piece at one of the participating locations. Every host gallery will have a unique ‘codeword’ posted inside. Entries may be submitted with every ‘codeword’ collected, Downtown Kingston stated, so every gallery you visit offers a new chance to win.

This year’s participating locations are: 

  • Gallery Raymond – 334 Princess Street – Opening Exhibition by Beth ten Hove and Susanne Langlois
  • Art Noise – 290 Princess Street 
  • WHIT Kingston – 239 Princess Street – featuring Quentin Coughtrey
  • BSE Skateboarding and Coffee Bar – 225 Princess Street – featuring Kelsey Dawn Pearson
  • Kingston Frameworks – 198 Princess Street – featuring John Shea and the Kingston Frameworks Staff Show
  • Hoopla Press and Gallery – 120 Princess Street, Unit 1A – featuring Alejandro Arauz
  • Martello Alley – 203B Wellington Street
  • Kingston Community Arts + Design – 75 Princess Street – featuring live musical performances
  • Minotaur – 78 Princess Street – featuring Group Show: Forage
  • Amanda’s House of Elegance – 70 Princess Street
  • Curate.Social – 340 King Street E – featuring Natalie Bohnen-Twiddy
  • General Brock’s Commissary – 55 Brock Street – live demo with Joanne Gervais (weather permitting)
  • Martello on Brock – 66 Brock Street – live music by Euro Café Duo
  • Kingston Coffee House – 322 King Street E – featuring Adele Webster
  • The Amber Room Kingston – 34 Princess Street – featuring Anna Wisniewski
  • Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft – 255 Ontario Street 

For more information on Art After Dark, visit: https://downtownkingston.ca/blogs/upcoming-events/art-after-dark

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