10th Annual Celebration of Kingston’s Artist & Maker Community
Made in Kingston returns after a two-year COVID-induced hiatus. More than 40 local creatives and makers of all types will gather Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 3 p.m. through 8 p.m. for an expo of all things made in the City of Kingston. This year, Made in Kingston will be held at the YMCA, a convenient Midtown location with acres of free parking.
Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, Made In Kingston is free and open to the public, and features an eclectic range of items from dozens of local artists, businesses and organizations. “Made in Kingston is a fantastic event that brings together neighbors, showcases our talented local artisans, and offers attendees a wide variety of goods made right here in our city,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “This community event highlights just how unique and special the people and businesses of Kingston are.”
Originally conceived in 2013 by Pat Strong, Bob Ryan and Joe Deegan to help rent vacant spaces in Midtown, Made in Kingston is now in its 10th year of highlighting the creative economy in a city where suitable empty spaces are hard to come by. “We are delighted by the YMCA’s warm welcome and hosting Made In Kingston’s return,” said Jenn Edwards, Made in Kingston Committee Coordinator.
She credits Kingston’s dedication and commitment to the arts as key reasons Made in Kingston weathered the pandemic so well. “We knew some events were going to resurface and Made in Kingston is still going strong,” Jenn said.