For immediate release October 16, 2017
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The Metro to Co-Host Annual Celebration
of Kingston’s Creative Community
Kingston, NY – Local artists and makers will gather Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 for an expo of all things made in Kingston, at a new space under development in Midtown, the city’s up-and-coming arts district.
The fifth annual Made In Kingston event will be co-sponsored by the City of Kingston, Kingston Midtown Arts District, Arts Mid Hudson and the Business Alliance of Kingston. The event continues the momentum that has been building since a Midtown arts district began to take shape three years ago.
As always, the event is open to the public. This year’s venue is The Metro, the former MetLife Hall of Records building, at 2 South Prospect Street (on the corner of Greenkill Avenue, opposite the Boys and Girls Club). RUPCO closed on the 70,000-square-foot underutilized factory/warehouse and is now proposing The Metro as a film and technology hub to include maker spaces and other creative uses.
The 4 to 8:30 pm event will feature more than four dozen local artists, local food, beverages and musical entertainment.
“We couldn’t be prouder to support such a homegrown event that continues to expand every year, showcasing the diverse offerings made in Kingston and by ‘Kingstonians’,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “The event has transformed office buildings and warehouses into pop up boutiques overflowing with locally made products sought after by visitors from throughout the region and beyond. Kingston’s economy is growing stronger every day and it is thanks to the unwavering commitment and investment in our community by our local business owners and entrepreneurs. I look forward to supporting each of them at this exciting event.”
“Over the last few years, we have come to realize just how great the resources are that we have here in Kingston,” added Richard Frumess, a co-founder of the Midtown Arts District. “Chief among them is the unique wealth of art manufacturing and crafts industry that is showcased by the annual Made in Kingston event. With our City officials, we are working hard to realize the creative potential the Midtown Arts District represents for revitalizing the City.”