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Art After Dark Spring 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Galleries in Downtown Kingston will open their doors from 7pm to 10pm on Friday, May 26. Join us for this free event and see the best art Kingston has to offer! Don't forget to enter to win a $500 Downtown Kingston art shopping spree!

Participating Galleries

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1. Alchemy House Jewellery 219 Princess St

Alchemy House will be showcasing a new collection by in house artist Miranda Scott that features Kingston limestone. Select pieces from other collections will be on sale that evening only!

2. The Amber Room 34 Princess St

Featuring paintings of Anna Wisniewski of Montreal. More information on Anna can be found on her website.  

3. The Annex Spa 119 Princess St (Rear Entrance)


4. Art Noise 290 Princess St


5. Bill Penner - Studio 209 Wellington St Suite 201


6. Black Dog Pottery 58 Queen St


7. Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft 255 Ontario St

Featured Artist:  Sue Steffes ~ Poecile Designs - Kingston, ON

Earth to Sky by Sue Steffes

Born and raised on the prairies of Alberta, Sue has always been struck by vast skies and how their light affects the mood and colours of life below. As a girl she wandered the meadows and woodlands of her home, studying the things of nature, sometimes even creating art with what she found.  Since moving to Ontario she has fallen in love with the ancient craft of felting and now works with the medium to create functional work and art pieces. Her show “Earth to Sky” reflects, through felt, her wonderment of the beauty, and feelings these relationships evoke.

Featured Musician: Lynn Ede - Kingston, ON

The vocals of the Lovely Lynn & her Guitar will entertain you while you browse Canadian Art & Craft from coast to coast to coast.

8. Gallery Raymond 334 Princess St

Featuring an exhibition of new work by Beth ten Hove, a contemporary painter, who creates abstract  landscapes with fluid acrylics. Her work is a colourful celebration of natural landscapes and our deep connection to the earth. Beth’s paintings are highly textured and layers of transparent colour are used to explore the reflection of natural light and hidden layers within the natural environment. A central theme of her work is the visual symmetry of land, water and sky as they converge upon a common horizon.

9. General Brock's Commissary 86 Brock St

In addition to many historic prints depicting ships built here in Kingston during the War of 1812, come watch well known Kingston artist, JoAnne Gervais, as she creates a piece of the new 1812 mural for General Brock's Commissary. The first completed section of the mural will be unveiled during the evening - Commodore Yeo "At The Helm".  Please come and enjoy a "Taste of Upper Canada"  and delicious finger food samples.

10. Kingston Frameworks 198 Princess St

Florence Niven – glass artist

Elizabeth  Hesp – fine art photographer

11. Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery 56 Queen St

Colour & Line
April 29 – June 11
Artists: Darlene Kulig & Rob Raeside

Painter Darlene Kulig and glass artist Rob Raeside focus on how vibrant blocks of colour can be heightened by the boundaries of line with repetition and variation. Kulig’s brilliant rendering of Canadian landscapes from coast to coast are complimented by Raeside’s Summa series that pushes the boundaries of combining simple glass shapes into more complicated forms.

12. Martello Alley 203B Wellington St


13. Meraqi Art Annex 66 Brock St


14. Metalworks 352 King St East

Metalworks showcases an exciting selection of artisanal jewellery created by Canadian jewellers and goldsmiths with a focus on quality craftsmanship and contemporary style.

15. Slate Studio 286 Princess St

From collectors and curators, to fashionstas and designers, visitors can explore and discover local works of art at Slate Studio.

With over twenty years experience as a Spa Director and renowned Makeup Artist, Cher Reynolds shapes her vision into reality as Executive Director of Slate Studio. Following in her mother’s stilettos, she has a passion for fashion, music and art. She holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art, producing extraordinary paintings featured at Slate Studio and is an active member in the Kingston Business Community.

Slate Studio is a sleek state of mind providing style and beauty in studio and on location, dedicated to making you look fabulous and making Kingston look ridiculously good. Take a group of creative talent with a passion and love for fashion, hair, makeup, nails, skin, music and art, throw them in a trendy, urban chic environment and you have the makings of Slate Studio…a place to inspire. Everything from the art on our walls to the music in our speakers are meant to cultivate diversity, creativity and independence. 

16. Studio 22 Open Gallery 320 King St East

Studio 22 will be presenting two new solo exhibits, by Jane Derby and Osvaldo González Herrera, as well as featuring many other new works from our regular artists.  

Kingston-based artist, Jane Derby’s latest works incorporate plaster lath and recycled metal on wood panels.  By reimagining the aesthetic value of everyday objects as the material for her art, Derby pushes the boundaries of what we conceive of as beautiful.

Originally from Cuba and now based in Montreal, Osvaldo González Herrera creates provocatively mesmerizing faces and characters in acrylic, on both paper and canvas.

17. Sydenham Street Studios 178 Sydenham St Unit 7


18. UNDR for Men 68 Princess St

Featured artist: Jeff Keary from Prince Edward County.

Jeff decided to be a painter at age 13. He attended York School of Art (UK) to study Fine Art. Jeff discovered silk painting while on holiday in Greece and now creates unique hand painted silk ties and scarves. Each item is totally individual and he makes matching sets of tie and scarf. Each one is indestructible, totally washable and will not fade. Jeffs works are painted as paintings and could hang on a wall though they are totally functional. Genuinely wearable art is his objective.

19.  Ars Libri Designer Hand Bookbinding Studio and Gallery 60 Brock St

Ars Libri Designer Hand Bookbinding Studio and Gallery specializes in the age-old art of bookbinding and restoration. In the Studio are created and sold leather bindings that are an art form, and battered tomes are painstakingly restored to their former glory. Ars Libri, Latin for “art of the book”, is one of the very few binderies where the entire process of binding a book is done in the traditional way – by hand. It is a place where you can judge a book by its cover!

20.  Card's Bakery 115 Princess St.

Card's Bakery will be featuring local artist, Michelle Reid. 

Michelle is mostly inspired by the city she calls home. Using acrylic paint on canvas she captures Kingston's iconic streetscapes and surrounding parks through an energetic play of light and dark, colour and perspective. Her work can be seen on her website


Click here for a Printable Map of Participating Galleries