MAD’s 7th Annual Celebration of the Arts

Date(s) - 08/07/2021 - 08/14/2021
11:00 am-3:00 pm

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Midtown Arts District & the D.R.A.W


Still in planning stages…draft of press release here:

The 7th Annual MAD Celebration of the Arts (CoA) will be held live and online August 7-14, 2021. This exciting community event showcases excellence in the arts and highlights the breadth of Kingston’s artistic and cultural diversity.

CoA kicks off on Saturday morning, August 7, with live outdoor performances at the S. Clinton Ave Park (corner Barmann Ave) in Kingston, featuring Arm of the Sea Theater (visual storytelling) and ceremonies to bestow the Red Goat Awards and the Todd Samara Art Fund Award. August 7 also marks the official re-launch of 1st Saturday gallery openings and the beginning of a week of arts events in Kingston, including:

  • The D.R.A.W. will offer free two-hour in-person classes by artist-teachers
    • Silk screen
    • Monoprints
    • Book making
    • Costume drawing
    • Plein air painting
    • Mural workshop with O+
    • And others
  • Midtown storefronts will be invited to display artwork in their windows
  • Original online video content (solicited from, and produced by, Kingston artists and residents) may feature:
    • Living room concert performances
    • Arts and crafts technique demonstrations
    • Art and culture lectures
    • Roundtable discussions
    • Dance performances
    • Artist studio tours
    • And more
  • Sidewalk chalk drawings
  • And more!

The CoA is still in the planning stages and all events are free and open to all ages. A Call for Artists’ Videos will be announced in the near future. Due to COVID-19 precautions, most events will be virtual / online and in-person events will be socially distanced and capacity will be limited.

For more information—or to contribute to video content, volunteer, donate or become an official sponsor—please contact or visit