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. If you are interested in filming in Kingston, please click here to learn more. To see a map of Kingston's cultural assets, please click here to view our Cultural Asset Inventory.
Please note that the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs will be closed May 20 - May 31, 2021.
Director: Adrielle Farr
Phone: (845) 334-3929
COVID-19 & The Arts
Under the New York State on PAUSE plan, Governor Cuomo has introduced a 4 phase reopening strategy. The Governor's office will announce the regions of New York State approved to enter Phase 4. Phase 4 will allow the reopening of the following:
- Higher Education
- Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment
- Low-Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment
- Media Production
- Professional Sports Competitions With No Fans
Click here to be redirected to Phase 4 Reopening Guidance.
Click here to be redirected to our list of COVID-19 artist resources.