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.
Director: Adrielle Farr
Phone: (845) 334-3929
The Art in Public Policy
The Department of Art & Cultural Affairs and the Kingston Arts Commission has developed a draft of a "Art in Public" policy. The policy addresses community concern regarding the lack of procedure for public art projects in the City of Kingston. To download a PDF of the Art in Public Policy, please click here.
Our Director of Art & Cultural Affairs, Adrielle Farr, presented a presentation on the policy on May 21st, which you can download and view here. The City of Kingston is accepting written, phone, and in-person comments on the draft until June 15th. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment for in-person meetings.