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Theft of utility vehicle a sad conclusion to ArtFest Kingston 2018

The organizers and artists behind this year’s ArtFest Kingston were met with bad news following this year’s event: a theft could end up costing the festival’s producer about $18k. After three wildly busy days that saw thousands of people come through Kingston’s City Park to view the works of over

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Top Five Things to See and Do in July 2017

School’s out for the Summer, and that means the local event scene is kicking in to high gear to woo tourists and Kingstonians alike.  There’s certainly no shortage of daily activities and big festivals vying for your attention, so much so that you’d be hard pressed to take it all

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Six Questions for Carolyn Barnett

Carolyn Barnett is a one woman run enterprise producing hand loomed knitwear and felted artwear of her own designs. She studied fashion at Sheridan College and for many years, Carolyn’s focus was on custom garments, worked around her clients’ tastes, colour preferences and sizing. Her approach is classic simplicity with

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Top Five Things to See and Do in July 2016

Happy Canada Day, ygk! We hope you’re out enjoying the fun things Kingston has to offer on this first official holiday of the summer. Princess Street is open for business after Phase 3 of The Big Dig and the Red and White People Parade takes place at 11:30. It will

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Six Questions for Whitney Haynes

With a background in consumer product development Whitney Haynes has narrowed her niche to craft jewelry design in silver and leather. She has been creating jewelry for more then 6 years, with an acute focus over the past 4 years. Inherent in Whitney’s art are influences from her life as

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Top Five Things to See and Do in July 2015

School’s out and although the past few days have been somewhat wet and dreary, I assure you, Summer has officially arrived!  The first statutory holiday of the sunny season will allow (most of) us to take a well-deserved break tomorrow. Looking ahead to a busy and hopefully sunny month, there

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Most Anticipated Events in July 2015 in Kingston

Schoooool’s out for summerrr!  Well, just about.  Many LDSB students are still plugging away at finals and getting ready for graduation ceremonies, but for the most part, summer is here and vacation is within reach.  While we all enjoy events like Feb Fest, or heading out for a skate on

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Summer 2014

Summer is undoubtedly the busiest season for events and festivals in the city of Kingston. Tourists flock to the city to take in annual spectacles such as the Buskers Rendezvous, while local residents enjoy free activities including the public market, Princess Street Promenade and the list goes on. With so

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Six Questions for Chaka Chikodzi

Chaka Chikodzi is a Zimbabwean-Canadian sculptor, musician, and community arts organizer in Kingston.  He has exhibited his stone sculptures throughout Canada, and taught workshops in public and private schools, providing students with unique knowledge and direction that initiates an immediacy with an unfamiliar arts culture.  Since moving to Canada, he has developed his skills as a

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Six Questions for Lory MacDonald

Lory MacDonald is an Artist, Designer and Artfest Ontario show producer. Her art career is diverse, creating beautiful things, inspiring and promoting artists of all ages, teaching art and selling her art pieces across Canada the USA. Working in acrylic & mixed media Lory explores imagery, textures and design on

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