Steve Finkle Photographs Exhibit at City Hall through June

Visitors to Kingston City Hall are invited to linger over a photography exhibition in the ground floor hall honoring the late Steve Finkle, former Director of the City’s Office of Economic Development. Steve Finkle Photographs will continue through June during City Hall hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Finkle’s passion for photography led him to … More Steve Finkle Photographs Exhibit at City Hall through June

First Saturday: A History and a Plan

MAD has initiated a partnership to revive and expand Kingston’s First Saturday gallery openings tradition. Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK) stalwart Nancy Donskoj and ARTBAR owner Allie Constant recently launched Kingston Gallery Business Group (KGBG) to lead the partnership and create a center of gravity for Kingston’s many galleries and First Saturday venues. Kingston Arts … More First Saturday: A History and a Plan

A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros

Presented by City of Kingston’s Arts Commission A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros An afternoon of presentations, performances and Deep Listening With friends and special guests Sunday, March 19, 3-5pm Reception 5-6pm Hosted by Kingston Midtown Arts District Kingston City Hall 420 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401 Space is limited, please RSVP here. EVENT PROGRAM As … More A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros

Two Local Publications Feature MAD Initiatives

The Lace Mill: Collaborative Catalyst “From the Lost Generation to Andy Warhol’s Factory, from the painters of La Belle Epoque to the Beats, history shows that when a few artists have the space and opportunity to inspire and collaborate they will have an outsize effect on the community around them. Whatever the types of makers … More Two Local Publications Feature MAD Initiatives

Chronogram Launches Community Conversations

On February 8, Chronogram launched a new, monthly series to bring together community leaders, influencers and creatives for discussions about timely issues. For the first conversation, held at The Lace Mill, Chronogram Editorial Director Brian Mahoney and artist/O+ Festival founder Joe Concra explored “Gentrification & the Creative Class.” The topic grew from a collaboration between Chronogram … More Chronogram Launches Community Conversations

Honoring Luminary Printmaker Ben Wigfall

We learned of Ben Wigfall’s passing as we were ready to announce the launch of the MAD Ben Wigfall Project. Warmly remembered by Kingston’s African-American and arts communities, Wigfall was a professor of printmaking at SUNY New Paltz – the school’s first African-American professor – and a nationally regarded printmaker. He purchased a former Ponckhockie … More Honoring Luminary Printmaker Ben Wigfall

Lights! Camera! Action!

Three major film and video production hubs (existing and under development) are positioning Midtown Kingston as the regional center of gravity for the film/video industry. Seven21 Media Center and RUPCO’s development of The Metro and Stockade Works – as well as the Center for Creative Education, Hudson Valley Tech Meetup and retail space – are … More Lights! Camera! Action!

Spotlight on…Filmmakers!

Last year, filmmakers Lynn Woods and Stephen Blauweiss put Kingston film artists on the map with their stunning and provocative Lost Rondout documentary about the devastation of 1960s urban renewal. Over the years, Blauweiss has also created many short features promoting Hudson Valley arts and artists, and Jamal David Sanders’ captivating video, Midtown Kingston, adds … More Spotlight on…Filmmakers!

Anatomy of Midtown Arts

You may have heard us say that more than 40 Midtown buildings house arts-based uses, and that Midtown boasts more than 200 art enterprises ranging from one-person studios to manufacturers employing more than 30 people. We estimate that nearly 400 people earn their livelihoods through the arts in Midtown. To help Kingston visitors find, enjoy … More Anatomy of Midtown Arts