A New Place for Art in Midtown

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The Cornell Creative Arts Center is 10,000 square feet of open space that will be transformed into ten artist studios including a dance/movement studio, community room workshop, and 800 square feet of open space for membership co-working and…

MAD 100+ Gathering

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Kingston Midtown Arts District celebrated the MAD 100+ and the spirit of collaboration on Saturday evening, March 24. The celebration was created to thank the MAD 100+ and others for helping to jumpstart MAD with their financial contributions…

Lotsa Yellow

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There's always so much to see on 1st Saturday, but on March 3 everywhere you looked, there was yellow yellow YELLOW. Openings at ARTBAR Gallery and The Storefront Gallery were yellow-central, a trend amplified all over the arts district. The…

Interacting Creatively at Kingston Ceramics Studio

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Whether you’re a ceramist looking for a studio space complete with wheel and kiln, want to take a ceramics class, or think your child would enjoy playing with clay on a Saturday afternoon, you’ll love Kingston Ceramics Studio.

Ferrovia Studios: The Art of Business in Midtown

Artist Angela Rose Voulgarelis and her husband, Turu Illgen, an architect, have lived in the area since 2010 and drove by 17 Railroad Avenue in Kingston many times over the last few years. “We wondered who was going to ‘do something’ with…

Pop-Up Fine Art Market “a perfect fit” with Made in Kingston

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Organizers of the 5th Annual Made in Kingston market at The Metro deemed it an unqualified success. MiK attracted record crowds on Thursday, December 7, offering the MAD Pop-Up Fine Art Market a resounding debut. “This MAD Pop-Up Fine Art…

The Shirt Factory Turns 100 – Come Celebrate on Saturday!

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How do artists celebrate living – and creating – in a building that’s 100 years old? With a building-wide Open Studio Tour, Performance Art, Pop-Up Galleries and a Special Historic Exhibit, of course! On Saturday, September 16, the Shirt…

Kingston Makers and Growers Market Kicks Off June 29

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Are you a maker or grower? Do you sell to makers or growers? Are you a writer, musician or performer? Come spend your Thursdays at The Collective at Broadway Commons right in the heart of Kingston. Founder and organizer Robert Airhart says,…

Final Renovations Underway at UPAC

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At the heart of the Midtown Arts District, the historic Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) is buzzing with the hum of construction this spring as the final phase of its comprehensive restoration plan that began in 2006 begins. UPAC will be…

People, Passion and Purpose at Broadway Arts

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Joseph LaLima When did you first know you wanted to open an art gallery? What have you learned over the years? I've known I wanted my own studio/gallery since leaving college in 1995. I've learned over the years it's not nearly as easy as I…

Raychel Wengenroth

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When did you first know you were an artist? Pretty much from the day I was born to artist parents. I got a bracelet from Peters Valley when I was 14, took my first class in 1975 and began jewelry making when I was 15. I was hooked! I took…
ARTBAR Gallery - Photo by Kevin Godbey

First Saturday: A History and a Plan

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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…
Joe Concra & Brian Mahoney

Chronogram Launches Community Conversations

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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…

Help MAD Bag It!

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Take your palate to lunch in the sunny south at Pakt, Midtown’s “eclectic southern joint.” Be number 100 to join the MAD 100 and win a $20 gift certificate for lunch at Pakt! MAD 100s get a nifty MAD tote bag too!

New Year's Resolution: Join a MAD Work Group!

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MAD is kicking off 2017 with projects to engage, serve and deploy three “constituencies”: businesses, artists and those who live and work in Midtown neighborhoods. We’ll work with these constituencies to agree on the most pressing needs, We’ll…

Seven21 Media Center Counts!

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This month, a Midtown Arts District team met with Jeremy Ellenbogen and Michelle Tommasi of Seven21 Media Center as part of an ongoing effort to learn more about what Midtown businesses need. Needs identified include more inviting streetscapes…

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…

MAD Brochure

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

Business Alliance of Kingston Hosts MAD Breakfast

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The Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK) hosted a yummy breakfast at PAKT Restaurant on September 21 to introduce Midtown businesses to the growing Midtown Arts District. "BAK is committed to strategies to improve business and accelerate revitalization,…