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New downtown public art installations part of The Hub Project

Kingston residents will notice a new billboard with public artwork at the downtown intersection of Princess and Division streets, above the UPS store. The billboard is part of The Hub Project and will feature poetry-based artworks from January to September 2021, according to a release from the City of Kingston,

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Artist Marney McDiarmid brightens outlook with public art installations

Kingston residents may have seen beautiful large-scale chalk drawings on windows in the area. Local artist Marney McDiarmid has been creating public art installations of tropical flora and fauna related to her research of endemic plants in Hawaii, which was cut short by the pandemic. Her Hawaiian trip, funded by

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Kingstonians invited to get creative for #MyDoorYGK

The Union Gallery and Skeleton Park Arts Festival are inviting Kingston residents to create works of art in front of their homes in a city-wide community art initiative. Inspired by ‘Next Door: A Skeleton Park Neighbourhood Art Project,’ organizers are asking participants to share their work using the hashtag #MyDoorYGK

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Hall Monitor: Carrying camp

Kingston City Council sat for meeting 18-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sitting in its virtual format. Though council had a variety of topics on the agenda, the focus of the meeting clearly circled around the ongoing homeless camp at Belle Park. The meeting opened with a delegation, who

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Paved Paradise 2020: Call for submissions reflecting ‘what makes Kingston unique’

For the third year, the City of Kingston is once again planning a ‘Paved Paradise’ project, a temporary public art exhibit right in the heart of the downtown core. The Paved Paradise project debuted in 2018, and this year, the City is looking for submissions that will “help make the

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‘Horse and Cart’ selected to be installed at Victoria Park

After nearly a two-year process, the City of Kingston has selected and announced the public art proposal to be installed in Victoria Park this summer. Kingston-based artist Nicholas Crombach’s ‘Horse and Cart’ will be a permanent sculpture at the recently-revitalized Victoria Park. Crombach’s proposal was selected by a jury made

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Work on Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project set to begin

If you frequent Lake Ontario Park, you may see some activity as work on the Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project begins this fall. The public art piece, which will be a landscape installation, has been in the works for some time now. Planning for the project first began in 2013

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Kingston Transit, LDSB announce 15 bus shelters will be wrapped in art

  The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Kingston Transit have announced that 15 bus shelters in the city will be wrapped in student art. This spring, select bus shelters will be wrapped in student artwork from the LCVI-based, Creative Arts focus program. In 2018, students designed artwork for a

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Mysterious billboard draws Kingston’s curiosity

  For the month of April, a giant black and white high-contrast photo of a crying baby with the phrase “KINGSTON ISN’T BORING ANYMORE” written underneath in red all-caps font commanded the Alfred and Princess Streets intersection and caught the attention of many curious Kingstonians. The billboard, which went up

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‘Great things can come out of a setback’ – Local arts community rallies around young poet following vandalism of public poetry installation

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and those in Kingston’s arts community are proving that as they push forward to “create a positive out of a negative” after a public poetry installation was destroyed by vandalism. As part of a Skeleton Park Arts Festival initiative, young poet

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City to host public workshops to generate ideas for ‘Hub Project’

In September of 2018, the City of Kingston announced plans to “enliven” the intersection at Princess and Division Streets, and now they’re looking for ideas. ‘The Hub Project’ is a City initiative aiming to improve the intersection – an area known locally as The Hub – through public art and

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