Street Art Exhibit Launches in Downtown Kingston

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Following the success of this winter’s Froid’Art street art exhibit, the Martello Alley Gallery has launched Jardin’Art – Art in the Garden.

Talented local artists have created colourful, uplifting images that will be distributed to local downtown businesses and displayed in gardens and windows and on patios.

The art is on antique window screens, Plexiglass and anything else that can withstand outdoor weather conditions, with subjects and styles as varied as the creative minds behind them. (and they’re lit up at night!)

“As artists, we love how diverse our seasons are here in Canada, and we get especially excited when the diversity turns warm and colourful,” said artist Lori Kallay. “We want to celebrate the Spring & Summer seasons with another free public art event.”

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Kallay added: “The art is a great catalyst to promote beautiful downtown Kingston, its businesses, our impressive architecture and, of course, our brilliant artists. Basically, we turn the downtown into an art gallery where folks can enjoy a stroll, a great meal, drinks.”

Martello Alley is an art themed historic alley in downtown Kingston located at 203 Wellington Street.

The goal of this not for profit event is to support local artists and downtown business by allowing people to enjoy the art at no cost.

To learn more, visit the Martello Alley website and the Jardin’Art Facebook page.

You can also purchase these fine works of art by local talent from the Martello Alley Collections page.

Check out this video by artist David Dossett – who is described as the heart behind both Jardin’Art and Froid’Art – showing our world-renowned Town Crier, Chris Whyman, at the event launch on Friday.

Photo: Martello Alley on Facebook