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7th Annual MAD Celebration of the Arts
August 7-14, 2021
This exciting community event showcases excellence in the arts and highlights the breadth of Kingston’s artistic and cultural diversity.
All events are free and open to all ages! Rain or Shine!!
Saturday, August 7th – CELEBRATION KICKOFF!
WHERE: Barmann Park (at corner of S. Clinton Ave/Greenkill Ave behind softball field), Midtown
10am The Arm of the Sea’s One Blue Sky
11am SED, Trio with Steve Gorn (bansuri flute/clarinet), Evry Mann (percussion) & David Gonzalez (guitar)
12pm Presentation of 2021 Red Goat Awards to awardees Rick Whalen, Susan Whalen and Mariaelena Ferrar
Presentation of 2021 Todd Samara Art Fund Award to awardee Adriana Tampasis
12:15pm René Bailey and the Saints of Swing
David Winograd (bass/tuba), Peter Tomlinson (piano), Dale DeMarco (sax/clarinet/vocals) & Wayne Dunton (drums)
August 8-12, 2021 – FREE WORKSHOPS AT THE D.R.A.W. STUDIO
Sunday, August 8: 1pm-4pm: Accordion Books with Kaitlin Patterson Uedo
Monday, August 9: 5-9pm: Introduction to Silkscreen Monoprint with Lara Giordano & PUGG
Tuesday, August 10: 5-9pm: Introduction to Intaglio Monoprint with Lara Giordano & PUGG
Wednesday, August 11, 10-noon: Drawing from Memory for Seniors with Christina Fusco
Wednesday, August 11, 6-9pm: Visual Artist Primer with Tatana Kellner and Ann Kalmbach
Thursday, August 12, 6-8pm: Costumed Life Drawing with Rebecca Hellard
Due to COVID-19 precautions, capacity will be limited for all in-person events, and social distancing and masks are recommended if not fully vaccinated. All in-person workshops require pre-registration at drawkingston.org
FIRST ANNUAL D.R.A.W.-A-Thon. – Saturday, August 14th 10am-10pm
Energy Square, 20 Cedar St, Midtown
A drop in 12-hour drawing extravaganza for all ages and abilities! Our teaching artists and youth leaders will be creating drawing experiences for everyone throughout the day. Come and create comics, zines, exquisite corpse collaborative drawings, pet portraits and so much more. LEARN MORE