News, views & tidbits about MAD

Mothers of MAD Invention

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Internationally acclaimed musician and composer Pauline Oliveros passed away on Thanksgiving. Pauline was a hands-on supporter of MAD and, together with her longtime partner and collaborator Ione, she rolled up her sleeves to research arts district…

Pop-timistic About Midtown!

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Artist and innovator G. Riley Johndonnell (a/k/a Uncle Riley) and his business partner Whitny Sobala are organizing an optimistic community art movement from their pop-up gallery at 622 Broadway. Check out this vibrant Happy Spot in the Kingston…

Charter Stakeholders Recognize MAD’s Vital Role

Kingston's business leaders are enthusiastic in their support of MAD. Bob Ryan, a member of the Benedictine Health Foundation Board and past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Ulster County Development Corporation, was among…

4th Annual Made In Kingston

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December 8, 4-8pm The brainchild of the Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK), this year's Made In Kingston will showcase more than 50 local artists, craftspeople and arts-based businesses. This exciting and fun expo of Kingston’s maker…

Midtown Art-Preneurs Love Small Business Saturday

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November 26th is the seventh anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a robust idea created to boost small local U.S. businesses. According to the National Federation of Independent Business and American Express, more than 95 million people shopped…

Join Our MAD Social Media Campaign!

Are you ready to help us make MADkingston a lively clearinghouse for arts community building? It only takes a few minutes, it’s easy – and it’s fun! Susan Whelan handles social media for Bailey Pottery Equipment & Ceramic Supply,…

MAD Brochure

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Download a PDF of our MAD brochure. Click here for English. Click here for Spanish.  

Upcoming MAD Information Meetings

MAD will build on the recent PAKT Business Breakfast with additional information sessions for Midtown community members and artists. "Our goal is to answer community questions about the Arts District," said MAD co-founder Richard Frumess." Broadway…

MAD Launch Event to Honor Nina Dawson and Ev Mann

Updated October 21, 2016 The Midtown Arts District will launch officially on October 27 with a free evening of music and dance for all ages at Broadway Commons, 615 Broadway. At 5:00 pm, join The Flying Kingstonians Brass Brand in a fanfare…