The Fourth Annual Art Walk Kingston brought a record breaking number of participants in the Hudson Valley region. Visitors meandered through Kingston neighborhoods on a lovely early fall weekend exploring 40 open studios, 22 galleries, and enjoying experiential events. After the event, the Art Walk Kingston team sent out surveys to the artists and galleries to gauge visitors and reactions – so far the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. In the initial participant surveys, artists reported a range of visitors over the weekend – from less than 30 to more than 100. While many artists reported sales, there were some that were most excited about meeting people in the community with an interest in the arts and connections to collectors.
The weekend included several experiential events such as Zelda’s Happening, the sneak peek of Kingston Design Connection, Slow Made Market in the back yard of Lis, the temporary installation at Ferrovia Studios, and the pop-up sculpture park at the entrance to the Midtown Linear Park on Downs Street.
Photos by Rick Whelan.