Local creatives and makers of all types will gather Thursday, December 5 from 3-8pm for an expo of all things made in the City of Kingston. This year, we’re heading Uptown to BSP, a historic former theater on Wall Street in the heart of the Stockade District.
Made In Kingston is free and open to the public and features more than seventy local artists, businesses, and organizations, 40% of whom are first-time Made in Kingston vendors. A dozen fine artists will also display their works on the Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD)’s fine art wall. Attendees can enjoy delicious food and beverages from four Kingston eateries, two bakeries, and three local breweries, and live acoustic music will be provided by Will Play & Nina Mars, Elias Krell, Joachim Lartey, and Pablo Shine.
The event is overseen by the Business Alliance of Kingston and funded by generous donations from local businesses listed on the Made in Kingston website, Facebook page, and event banner. Funding was also provided by grants from the City of Kingston and Arts Mid-Hudson’s Ulster County Promotional Fund.
Returning this year is a focus on sustainability, including a partnership with Zero To Go to help collect and separate waste into compostables, recyclables, and trash with a goal of reducing landfill waste and educating the public about continuing these efforts in their homes and businesses. Last year the event, which drew over 1500 people, generated only a single bag of trash. Vendors will also be encouraged to use fewer or environmentally-friendly materials for packaging and serving food.
A wonderful tradition of Made in Kingston that will continue for the fourth year is a $1000 scholarship given to a Kingston High School graduating senior. Previously funded by a raffle, this year’s scholarship was incorporated into the event budget and donations will be accepted at the door.
Scenes from last year’s event
Vendor map and parking