Art Walk Kingston is a celebration of the arts and the local community now in its second year. This is an opportunity for the public to explore three distinct areas of the city of Kingston and immerse themselves in a range of art and events presented by over 100 artists. Paintings, photographs, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, and sculptures are just some of the artworks that will be on display at home studios and galleries across the city.
The self-guiding walking tour meanders through the City of Kingston including studios and art galleries in the Rondout, mid-town, and uptown. Each of the three Kingston neighborhoods are walkable and parking is available in each of the locations. Printed maps will be available the week leading up to the event and can be found at the following venues: Kingston Wine Co., ARTBAR and Catskill Art Supply Company and the online digital map can be found at: map.artwalkkingston.com.
“We are eagerly counting down the days until this year’s Art Walk in the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “This is an excellent event that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see firsthand the variety of arts-based businesses located within our community. The arts have become a major economic engine in our City and the Art Walk offers a glimpse into this brilliant hub of creativity and passion. All are welcome to join me as we traverse our beautiful city and visit the diverse artists, performers and businesses contributing to our community’s growth and development.”
Open studios include artists using a wide variety of creative approaches including Susan Whelan’s ceramics studio filled with fantastical owls, contemporary sculpture by Harris Diamant, jewelry by Sara Beames, and mixed-media paintings by Ann Haaland, furniture by Johnny Poux Design and handmade musical instruments by Chris Andersen. Visitors can see participating artist studios located in the historic Kingston warehouses, such as painter Charlotte Tusch at the Lace Mill, and Kingston Ceramics Studio and Raychel Wegenroth’s Hudson Valley Silverworks at The Shirt Factory. Performance and experiential events will be included during the Art Walk Kingston weekend, including live readings and performances at the Lace Mill, O+ mural tours on Saturday afternoon, and a Shakespeare-inspired art exhibit opening by Judy Sigunick at the LGBTQ Center. Arts Mid-Hudson serves as an organizing partner for Art Walk Kingston in collaboration with community volunteers and artists.
Whether you have a couple of hours or the entire weekend, we hope you’ll join us for the largest open studio tour in the Hudson Valley.
Art Walk Kingston will take place from Saturday September 23 – Sunday September 24. Studios will be open from 12pm – 5pm each day and the event is FREE.