Artfest Art Star Program

The Art Star Program is open to Kingston and surrounding area emerging artists age 16-30 years old who are creating handmade items such as pottery, paintings, photography, glass, textiles, jewellery, clothing etc. Applications for 2017 are available now. Application deadline is extended to May 30th, 2017.

Artfest Kingston supports building partnerships in community arts and culture for all ages. The Art Stars program focuses on young artists (16-30 years) who are embarking on their careers. By providing sponsored exhibit space at the show an emerging artist can gain valuable experience and feedback about their work and further the learning process of selling their art work in a public venue. We invite all emerging youth artists to apply!


The 2016 Artfest Art Stars were:

Samantha Leger, Katie Staples, Rhian Jansen, Emily Rees, Ricarda Forbes, Nikola Sakell.

Ricarda Forbes was selected by the Kingston Arts Council as the 2017 recipient of a sponsored full size exhibit space for this years event.