Welcome to the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs
Department of Art & Cultural Affairs was established in 2018 by Mayor Steve Noble, through partnership with the Kingston Arts Commission. Our mission is to provide the creative community of Kingston with a resource at the local level of government. The Department of Art & Cultural Affairs facilitates exhibitions for the Ground Floor Gallery at City Hall. We also work to connect creatives with funding resources, and can offer assistance in planning for events, festivals, and programs in Kingston.
For more information, please contact our office at City Hall.
Interested in displaying your work in Kingston? Please visit our Tourism section for a complete list of galleries in the City of Kingston.
Director: Adrielle Farr
Phone: (845) 334-3929
The Distinguished Artist Awards
The Distinguished Artist Award was established in 2018 through partnership with Mayor Steve Nobel and the Kingston Arts Commission. The Distinguished Artist Award seeks to reward the achievements of local artists and creative thinkers. Nominees for the Distinguished Artist Award must have been a resident of Kingston for a minimum of two years. Nominees will have demonstrated a commitment to the local creative community. Awardees are selected by a panel of their peers, and are honored in a ceremony held at City Hall. The 2018 Distinguished Artist Award was presented to local artists Peter Wetzler and Julie Hedrick.
Click Here to Submit a Nomination!