To preserve the legacy of Todd Samara, a nationally recognized artist whose favorite subject was Kingston’s Rondout, a group of Kingston artists have formed the Samara Project, which is proposing a month-long, city-wide retrospective of Todd’s work this October. The retrospective, which is sponsored by MAD, would include exhibits of Todd’s paintings at Kingston galleries, … More The Samara Project Slated for October Launch: Volunteers Needed
MAD with its small army of volunteers has accomplished myriad things in 2017. We couldn’t have done this without them! A recap of 2017 begins with our official MAD launch party late last year. The Celebration of the Arts 2016 launch was a free evening of music and dance and consequently was followed by an … More MAD 2017: The Year in Review
The arts have become a strong, unifying force for Midtown Kingston since MAD was launched in 2016. In early November, a meeting of the MAD Board of Directors and MAD Advisory Board was held at Bailey Pottery Equipment. During the fun-filled evening of celebration, attendees mingled with the new Board members and learned more about … More Meet the New MAD Board Members!
Linda Marston-Reid Executive Director, Arts Mid-Hudson Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community in its 2nd year during the weekend of September 23rd and 24th. The public is invited to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events presented … More Art Walk Kingston 2017
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 Factory at 77 Cornell Street in the Kingston Midtown Arts District is hosting a Centennial Celebration … More The Shirt Factory Turns 100 – Come Celebrate on Saturday!
Another Smashing Success! An exciting evening celebrating the arts happened on Thursday, August 3rd at The Collective on Broadway Commons. The 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts was the best yet and included a weather event as usual. Thank you to all who volunteer, show up in support and give countless hours in the belief … More Celebrating the Arts, Kingston Style
By Lynn Woods Lara Giordano is still putting the finishing touches on the renovation of 626 Broadway, but already the storefront has been a hive of creative activity. Her Department of Regional Art Workers, or D.R.A.W., as she has named the new community art space, has hosted printmaking and comic-book writing workshops for half a … More D.R.A.W., A New Community Arts Center on Broadway
Save the Date MAD Celebration of the Arts 2017 August 3, 2017 The Collective at Broadway Commons | 6pm Directions FREE ADMISSION Arts lovers from throughout the Hudson Valley will gather under the tent at The Collective at Broadway Commons in the heart of the Kingston Midtown Arts District on August 3rd for the 3rd … More 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts
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 closed throughout the summer for major upgrades in the HVAC system and much-needed restroom … More Final Renovations Underway at UPAC
Introducing a New Monthly Feature – MAD Notes! The MAD Steering Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at Cornell Street Studios. The next meeting will be held on June 1 and all are welcome to attend. The MAD Work Groups meet regularly too, and everyone is invited to participate … More May MAD Notes