Local artists and businesses will gather Thursday, December 6 from 3-8pm for an expo of all things made in the City of Kingston. This year’s event takes place once again at The Metro on Prospect Avenue (corner Greenkill) in Midtown, the former MetLife building currently under development by RUPCO.
The event is co-sponsored by the Business Alliance of Kingston, the Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD), and the City of Kingston, and funded by generous donations from local businesses as well as a grant from Arts Mid-Hudson’s Ulster County Promotional Fund. Made In Kingston is free and open to the public and features more than five dozen local artists, businesses, and organizations, and the return of MAD’s fine art wall. Attendees can also enjoy delicious food and beverages from Kingston eateries as well as live musical entertainment.
“Made in Kingston is a wonderful event that brings neighbors together, showcases our incredible local businesses, and allows attendees to explore the wide variety of goods and offerings made right here in our city,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “Each year, more and more residents and visitors are finding out just how unique Kingston is by coming to this event. Whether someone is looking for a housewarming present, a holiday gift, a beautiful painting, or a one-of-a-kind, handmade necklace, they won’t leave Made in Kingston disappointed.”
New this year is a focus on sustainability, including priority parking for carpoolers, a free shuttle from the Cornell St. municipal lot., a bike rack provided by Bike Friendly Kingston, and a partnership with Zero To Go to help collect and manage waste. Three stations staffed by volunteers from Climate Smart Kingston will help attendees separate waste into compostables, recyclables, and landfill trash, with a goal of reducing landfill waste and educating the public about ways to continue these efforts in their own homes and businesses. Vendors will also be encouraged to use less or environmentally friendly materials for packaging and serving food.
A wonderful tradition of Made in Kingston that will continue for the third year is the $1000 scholarship given to a Kingston High School graduating senior. Funds are raised through a raffle of vendor items donated by their makers. Raffles prizes will be grouped and awarded through drawings announced by local radio personality Jimmy Buff in half-hour intervals throughout the event.
Made in Kingston
December 6, 2018 from 3-8pm
The Metro- 2 S Prospect St. at Greenkill, Kingston, NY