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Spring Art After Dark 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Click here for the Fall 2018 Art After Dark event.

Galleries in downtown Kingston and art loving businesses will open their doors from 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday, May 25. 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 at all participating businesses! 

Participating Galleries

(Click here for a Printable Map of Participating Locations)


1.  Amanda’s House of Elegance 70 Princess St

From local to Kingston to local artists around Canada, you will be sure to find some exquisite artwork at Amanda’s House of Elegance. Boasting some dramatic 3D art that draws you in, to masculine and modern pieces that you can’t live without, a landscape, seascape, architecture or abstract,  you won’t be leaving empty handed !  Join us for for some beverages and local treats and enjoy TAX FREE on the entire store.

2. The Amber Room 34 Princess St

Featuring Anna Wisniewski

3. Ars Libri Bookbinding and Book Restoration 60 Brock St   


4. Art Noise 290 Princess St

Art Noise will be showing finished pieces and works in progress by Tri-Art Mfg. artist in residence Drew Harris in a show titled "In-progress; the residency so far".  Tri-Art is thrilled to be hosting Drew Harris as our first ever artist in residence during the spring of 2018.  Harris is a long-time user of Tri-Art Acrylics, having incorporated Tri-Art colours and mediums into his painting practice since the birth of the company in the mid-nineties. His work has been featured in two of Rhéni Tauchid's books, The New Acrylics and New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook.  

Internationally recognized Visual Artist and Graphic Designer Drew Harris began his design career in 1981 it Toronto, Canada after graduating from Georgian College of Applied Arts in both fine art and graphic design.  Harris held a position as Senior Designer/Partner with Communique Ltd, Canada's most successful design and marketing agency at the time and has been the recipient of many industry awards in both design and fine arts.  Harris semi-retired from his position at Communique at age 30 to engage in a career as an abstract artist spanning over 28 years. Harris' work is in some of the most important art collections and galleries globally.  He currently resides in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia where he and his wife, artist and fashion lecturer Sharifah Mazwari share a creative studio with their two dogs, Ham and Pig.

5. Black Dog Pottery 58 Queen St

 Featuring work from guest artist Catherine Beres.

6. Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft 255 Ontario St

Featured Artist: Franc van Oort. In Perth, Ontario Franc enjoys the open spaces, relaxed atmosphere, and ready subject matter. Continuing to establish himself as an artist, Franc spent many years attending craft shows in Ottawa, Kingston, and Toronto, and exhibiting his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries across Ontario. Far from slowing down, Franc continues to add to his oeuvre of over three hundred etchings, remaining as enthusiastic as ever about his art.

Featured Musician: Lynn Ede. Finding herself powerless to escape the need to share herself genuinely, Lynn Ede uses her expressive voice and guitar in an effort to connect with others through her open, heartfelt musical offerings. From sad to silly and jazz to Joplin, Lynn is honoured to share her favourite songs in one of her favourite places; the beautiful Cornerstone!

7. CRAVE Coffee House & Bakery 166 Princess St

Featuring work from Danielle Forkerts (The Travelling Artisan). Danielle is a contemporary visual artist and art instructor, based in Kingston, ON.  When she is not in the studio painting up a storm, or buried under a pile of wool working on textile installations, you can find her organizing and instructing creative workshops. She has a passion for art education and loves providing her community with valuable opportunities to explore their creativity and ideas. She is known for her colourful and textural artworks, vibrant large-scale murals, and upbeat and inspiring workshops.

Her love of travelling and exploring this wonderful planet is echoed in her artwork. From scuba diving deep in ocean - surrounded by vibrant, towering coral reefs, and alien-like creatures - to jumping into rivers, and kayaking on the west coast, She draws her inspiration from her travels. The intention behind her latest body of work, ART FOR THE OCEAN, is to share the intricate beauty of the ocean, and educate communities on ocean conservation, while bringing awareness to opportunities to support our changing oceans.

To learn more, visit:

Follow along: @thetravellingartisan @travellingartisanworkshops

8. Gallery Raymond 334 Princess St

New work by: Bonnie Brooks (Acrylics) and Sarah Hunter (Encaustics)

9. General Brock’s Commissary 86 Brock St


10. Kingston Frameworks 198 Princess St

 Featured artists: Debra Tate Sears and Louise Day

11. Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery 56 Queen St

April 21st – June 2nd
Title: Intervention on Nature
Artists: Alexi Hunter, Stewart Jones & Susan Langlois

The human touch continues to make its mark upon nature, however this intervention can bring beauty as well as change. This exhibit features work by artists exploring this theme, whether hydro lines in a county setting, turbines on a peaceful island or metal rusting onto a glass vessel the human touch is felt in every piece.

12. Kingston Royal Rugs 214 Princess St

Selected antique rugs will include commentary

13. Martello Alley 203B Wellington St

Kingston's most unique art gallery, where the art begins with your first steps into the alley. The only gallery in an alley in Ontario, this colourful,hip gallery space is home to 20 local artists. The art is eclectic and affordable; something for everyone for any space! Look for the vintage bicycles welcoming you in to the alley, courtyard & gallery. A surprising gem on Wellington Street!

14. McMahons House of Flowers 117 Princess St

 Featured artists: Kristine Moncur, Ketha Gillespie, Hannah DjDj

15. MeraQi Art Annex 66 Brock St

Artwork on display! Wearable Art Jewellery by Grace Tran, Pottery by Peggy Davidson, Mixed Media Paintings by Deana McConnell, Mosaic Glass Art by Bonita Bell, Wood Art by Lisa Morrissey, Artisan Soaps by Amanda Hsu, Watercolour paintings by John Shea and Sally Chupick, Oil Paintings by Jonathan Rice, Iron Art by Beautiful Blacksmith, Wood Art by Nicolay Savov, John Munro and Cameron Gunn and Peter Christie, Mixed Media by Babi Sugarman and Annie B Nicholas, Photography by Jonathan Sugarman, Glass Jewellery by Aurora Dokken, Re-purposed Functional Art Furniture by Rhian Jansen, Handcrafted Handbags and Totes by Jenny Perkin, Original Illustraions and Prints by Lisa Ferguson, Junk Journal Creations by Lisa Nicholas, Wearable Art Jewellery by Janet Ross, Prints and Art Cards by Joanne Gervais and Barb Simard, Pottery by Jane Thelwell, Yuko Body, Barb Bakker, Kathy Winning, Amanda Hsu and Patty Petkovich, Original OOAK Art Cards by Fraser Jackson, Florals by Diana Desnoo.

16. Metalworks 352 King St East


17. Minotaur Games and Gifts 78 Princess St

Drop in and make a paper lantern to carry and light up the streets during Art After Dark. Adults and children welcome. Free.

18. Salon 296 296 Bagot St


19. Slate Studio 286 Princess St

 Featuring pieces by Cher Reynolds.

20. Small Batch Cafe & Eatery 282 Princess St

Michelle Reid seems to understand what makes Kingston so beautiful. Her pride for her hometown and surrounding areas is represented with intense colour and light in her work; she captures the spirit of the area with oil paint on canvas.

Also featured will be Vanessa Martin

21. Studio 22 320 King St East

Haunted Graffiti, a collection of new work by Kingston-based artist Lee Stewart. Large canvases set the scene for this collection of provocative narrative paintings from this emerging artist, demonstrating his cinematic approach to composition, both in content and form.  Rarely do such varied subjects come together in a studied and cohesive body of work, and yet Stewart manages to lend his signature ability to consume and distill disparate cultural forms, from classic films and art history to folklore and pop culture, and to imbue them with something akin to reverence.

We are also featuring our Spring Artist Portfolio Series in which a grouping of our regular artists feature their latest new works.  This series includes work from Barry Blunden, Bernard Clark, Rebecca Cowan, Stefan Duerst, IMAMess, Debra Krakow, Keight Maclean, Teresa Mrozicka, Neil Nenkova, Rob Niezen, Erika Olson and Victor Oriecuia.


Print Inuit and Studio22 are continuing our collaboration and we will have a feature of small prints on display from the Cape Dorset collection.  The selection is curated by Ellen Fraser with an eye to the sunny season that is finally upon us.

22. Sydenham Street Studios 178 Sydenham St

Featuring paintings, drawings, and photography by Evelyn Rapin, Gillian Little, Deborah Brown and Nicole McGrath.

23. Total Diva Boutique Spa 336 Princess St


24. UNDR for Men 68 Princess St


Nuvango is an innovative fashion and lifestyle brand that collaborates with international artists to create wearable masterpieces. Their apparel is unique, intelligently designed and produced ethically and sustainably in Toronto, Canada. Their mission is to inspire people to curate their wardrobe like a gallery. To mix and match, make statements, and to be bold by conveying a story with visual identity. 

25. Cloth 131 Princess St

 Featured artist: Bev Barr

26. Dark Tides Tattoo Co. 238 Wellington St


(Click here for a Printable Map of Participating Locations)