MAD Soirée 2023

MAD Soirée 2023

Kingston Midtown Arts District’s
Annual Fundraising Event

When: Sunday November 5th, 2023
5-8 PM

The evening includes:

  • Live Auction & Paddle Raise
  • Red Goat Award
  • Todd Samara Art Award
  • Prizes for black/white attire & Swag
  • Hors d’oeuvres and Desserts from Masa Midtown
  • Photo Booth w/ Kristopher Johnson
  • Music by DJ Harlan

Where: Rezny Studio/Gallery
76 Prince Street, Midtown Kingston NY

Tickets: $75/each till October 31st, $100 after

Guests are encouraged to don their finest (or funniest) black and white attire and there will be small prizes for most creative outfits!

Celebrate the power of the arts at our annual MAD Soirée!

This year’s theme is Black & White – to celebrate the opening of our new Neighborhood Print Studio – the evening will be a delightful monochrome affair and the space will be decked out with black and white banners created at the Print Studio during this year’s DRAWathon.

This one-of-a-kind fundraising event will delight all of your senses with delicious food and drink, music, fun surprises, meaningful awards in an inspiring space and all of your favorite people (and ones you haven’t met yet) in our community!

From 5-8pm on Sunday, November 5, you’ll enjoy:

Live auction and paddle raise to support our continued work providing access and support for the arts to advance, engage, unite, and enrich a vibrant community in Midtown Kingston.

DJ Harlan spinning vinyl. Black and White Photo Booth with Deep Tanks’ Kristopher Johnson.

Tasty hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by Masa Midtown.

Cash bar featuring local brews, wine and a signature cocktail crafted by Bia owner Kyle Kelley.

We’ll also be announcing this year’s Red Goat awardees, as well as this year’s winner of the Todd Samara Art Fund award.

Tickets are $75 per person till October 31st. After that, tickets are $100 per person.

This is about celebrating what makes Kingston and the arts so special, and ensuring that both continue to flourish.

Guests are encouraged to don their finest (or funniest) black and white attire and there will be small prizes for most creative outfits!

If you’re unable to attend in-person but wish to help bring the creative arts to more people of all ages in Kingston, choose the Donate option among the tickets. You will be there in spirit with us.


The MAD Soirée’s online auction has ended and so has your chance to to discover and bid on a diverse array of local treasures, including art, specialty products, services, fashion, restaurants, tours, and event tickets. Unearth unique finds and one-of-a-kind experiences, all while supporting local businesses and artisans. Your participation made a difference and connected you to the heart of our community. We hope you didn’t miss out on this opportunity to acquire local gems and create memorable experiences.