The Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD) seeks workshop proposals for
The 9th Annual Celebration of the Arts EXPO
On Saturday, July 8, 2023    10am – 4pm
Located at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, 94 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston

The Expo is a free event offering an opportunity for people to discover and explore a variety of art forms they may never have seen or engaged in before. Your workshop is an introduction to your art form with a component that encourages people to engage with you and your art form. Our goal is to provide an accessible and safe experience for children and adults of all ages while providing paid opportunities for experienced teaching artists.

The 9th annual EXPO will take place at the State University of New York (SUNY) Ulster Kingston Campus and will feature a full day of workshops in a variety of arts genres— examples include wheel throwing, clay hand building, figure drawing, instrument making, virtual Reality, photography, painting, comics and more. Professional working artists from Kingston will lead all of the workshops with assistance from PUGG our teen workforce interns. MAD expects to serve approximately 500 community members of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds to enjoy the free workshops.


Your proposal should keep a few things in mind:
1. Time — Your workshop should be between one hour to one and half hours in duration. You will have approximately 30 min to setup and 30 min to breakdown so please prepare for this in advance.
2. Your workshop is a hands on introduction to an art form or practice.
3. Prepare enough materials for up to 10 participants.
4. We encourage observation of the workshops as well as participation.
5. We’ll have volunteers to assist your load in and load out. We suggest that your materials be transported in easy to carry bins or a roll away suitcase.
6. Materials should not be too fragile or precious.

Archive of past EXPOs

Organization Overview

The Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD) uses the creative arts to engage, unite, and enrich a vibrant, inclusive community for Midtown Kingston. Kingston MAD believes in the power of creative arts to be an agent of change; we strive to serve the people of Midtown Kingston as a hub to educate, celebrate, and facilitate collaborations and relationships with individuals, artists, businesses, organizations and government in the community. We are a registered 501c3 organization and operate to serve all citizens of the City of Kingston.

For questions: Lisa B Kelley, Executive Director