*** Registration opens early March ***
This unique, one-day rain or shine art festival has four facets:
~ Celebrating women's creativity through the arts
~ Providing a forum for artists to display their work and meet
~ Encouraging women to meet, exchange ideas and connect with
~ Fundraising for local women's organizations
This non-juried festival features original art designed and created by women and includes painting, printmaking, sculpture and pottery, jewelry, drawing, photography and fabric art to name a few. The number of artists who exhibit has grown from about 50 in the beginning to almost 200 in 2016. About 1/3 of the exhibitors each year are new to the festival. Several artists have inspired their daughters and granddaughters to participate, resulting in multiple generations exhibiting together!
After expenses, the balance of monies are donated to women's organizations who have applied to the Festival for funding. To date, the Women's Art Festival has donated over $85,000 to support women and children who live in Kingston and the surrounding area.