Here is a summary of the myriad of things MAD and its many volunteers have recently accomplished.
- the birth of MAD, a coalition and research begins
- 1st Made in Kingston event presented by Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK),
- 1st Celebration of the Arts event at Cornell Street Studios
- the birth of Pop Up Gallery Group – through a grant with the city of Kingston and KCSD to engage youth in the arts in Midtown
- 2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts in the big tent at Broadway Commons
- Annual Red Goat Awards
- reinvigoration of 1st Saturday
- MAD is officially a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
- Art Walk Kingston: MAD worked closely with Arts Mid-Hudson to launch this well attended fall weekend event highlighting more than 70 Artists
- PUGG opened a gallery at 622 Broadway, showing art of Kingston High School graduates and current students
- MAD’s launches first Fine Art PopUp Gallery at MADE in Kingston event
- The birth of the DRAW, expanded to 624 Broadway, opening its first arts education space, offering free classes to local youth. PUGG students started working as teaching assistants in those classes.
- Deep Listening Plaza Dedication: MAD raised funds for and oversaw the installation of the Deep Listening Plaza Interpretive Sign in memory of Pauline Oliveros at 615 Broadway. MAD alongside the Kingston Arts Commission hosted the official unveiling ceremony on August 3, 2018.
- D.R.A.W. moved to the YMCA and established classes and workshops taught by teaching artists throughout the year for people of all ages.
- PUGG started curating exhibits at the Kingston Artist Collective, in the Rondout. PUGG hosted monthly shows, including its first Teaching Artist Show.
- July: D.R.A.W. moved to Energy Square, 20 Cedar St.
- DRAW offered its first summer program to fill the gap in summer programing not being offered at other institutions due to COVID. Worked in collaboration with the Kingston Library and the YMCA to provide free summer arts enrichment.
- MAD Office expanded to 721 Media Center, 721 Broadway
- first DRAW-a-Thon
- Opened Neighborhood Print Studio, launched Print Studio Business Incubator Project and moved MAD Office to the Pajama Factory, 49 Greenkill Avenue