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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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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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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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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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VCFS Queen’s still accepting nominations for a local charity to support

The Vogue Charity Fashion Show at Queen’s University (VCFS) is seeking applications from local charities to become the beneficiary of its work this year. Open until Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4 p.m, the application consists of five simple questions about the charity being nominated, and is available on the

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Support local women in business this Mother’s Day

Celebrating our second Mother’s Day during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ideal. Women, especially working mothers, have been taking on more than their fair share of stress during this uncertain time. From leaving the workforce to care for their families during lockdown periods, to facing barriers to reemployment due to the

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The Juvenis Festival

The Juvenis Festival is a project of Blue Canoe Theatrical that began in 2016. Juvenis Kingston’s Youth Arts Festival, one of only two youth arts festivals in all of Canada! Juvenis showcases the talented #ygkyouth ages 30 and under. This 11 day-long festival gives young people an opportunity to act,

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New arts grants available from the City of Kingston

Those looking to receive support for their artistic endeavours are in luck. The Kingston Arts Council has opened up applications for the Resiliency Grant. The Resiliency Grant is a new funding program supported by the 2021 Kingston Arts Council. “Kingston City Council allocated $200,000 in one-time funding to support individual

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Kingston business ‘Love Over COVID’ gets boost from Dr. Moore

Local entrepreneur Ken Foster has garnered attention since Dr. Kieran Moore wore one of his Love Over COVID t-shirts to his COVID-19 vaccination appointment yesterday. Foster, who said the tag line ‘Love is More Contagious than COVID’ came to him in the middle of the night about six months into

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