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Student Art Contest and the Gardening Festival

For the third consecutive year the Kingston Arts Council is coordinating a Student Art Contest in partnership with The Lung Association and Communities in Bloom. Kingston Arts Council adjudicators have selected artwork that will be exhibited during the Kingston Gardening Festival which is being held in Portsmouth Olympic Harbour from March 1 to 4.

In addition the work of three professional artists Barb Carr, Sally Chupick and Pat Shea, will be on display.

These three artists have also visited schools to share their artistic talent while working on a special project for the Kingston Gardening Festival with participating students.

First and Second Prize winners, in three categories, as selected by the KAC adjudicators, will be announced during an award presentation at 8 PM on Friday Family Fun Night: March 2nd.

Treat yourself to a "Breath of Spring," enjoy the beautiful spring gardens and the exciting Kingston Arts Council art exhibit at the Kingston Gardening Festival.

March 1 & 2 from 9:30am to 9:00pm
March 3 & 4 from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

The Annual Juried Art Salon

The Salon is open to the public in May every year. The dates in 2007 are May 4 to May 30.
The Opening Reception and awarding of prizes takes place on May 10 between 5 and 9PM.


Registration Forms are available online in PDF format. (Download the free Adobe Reader if you do not have it )

Page 1 of the registration form 2007.
Page 2 of the registration form 2007.

The forms can also be mailed out from our office. Please call Joan at (613) 546-2787.

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Cultural Facilities Assessment Report

The Kingston Arts Council completed a cultural spaces needs asseessment survey in 2003 to determine whether the community lacks adequate and sufficient facilities to house arts service organizations and other cultural groups.

(The following reports are all pdf files. Download the free Adobe Reader to access them.)

Cultural Facilities Assessment Report (PDF)
Appendix-Arts Groups Surveyed (PDF)
Breakdown of
Needs (PDF)

The Kingston Arts Council presents a unified voice for the arts in the Kingston Community. We want to inspire and engage the community in support, development and appreciation of the arts. The Kingston Arts Council is a registered non-profit organization. Membership is available to anyone or any group active in, or interested in any aspect of the creative arts.

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