Local arts businesses, makers, artists, and creators return to The Metro, 2 S. Propect Avenue, Kingston on Thursday, December 6 for an expo of all things made in Kingston. The sixth annual Made In Kingston is co-sponsored by the City of Kingston, Kingston Midtown Arts District, Arts Mid Hudson, Business Alliance of Kingston, and RUPCO.
This year’s event returns to the spacious & heated space at The Metro, (on the corner of Greenkill Avenue, opposite the Boys and Girls Club).
RUPCO closed on the 70,000-square-foot underutilized, near-vacant factory/warehouse last year and is donating the space for this special event. RUPCO is proposing The Metro as a film and technology hub to include maker spaces and other creative uses.
“We are thrilled to host Made in Kingston for the third time in one of our buildings and bringing together area makers under one roof,” notes Kevin O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer at RUPCO. “This talent gathering event is what The Metro is all about: creating entrepreneurial space for peopleto create, make and sell what inspires their lives. Artisan and maker-based efforts like this build our local economy. Creative production, job training, and pathways to equity help our neighbors make sustainable livings close to home.”
Made in Kingston opens its doors to the public an hour earlier this year, at 3 pm, and stays open for shopping and browsing until 8:30 pm. In addition to more than four dozen local artists, the evening will feature local food, beverages and musical entertainment. For artists’ online registration click here.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Kingston eateries: Peace Nation, PAKT, Ruby Mae Soul Food, Tubby’s, Keegan Ales, and Jane’s Ice Cream.