Artfest Art Stars Program Grows with Kingston Arts Council

One of the most difficult aspects of beginning a career in the arts is finding a place to exhibit your work and connect with other artists. With this in mind, Artfest, in partnership with the Kingston Arts Council (KAC), is expanding the Art Stars program in 2016!

Art Stars, a juried section of the Artfest show, is open to emerging artists ages, from 16 - 30. KAC and Artfest will provide tents and tables for each artist to display. Plus, the cost to our Art Stars is just $125!

With eight exhibition spaces available, it is a great opportunity for young artists and makers to show new work and to meet peers and regional art collectors.

But that’s not all…

The KAC will jury the 8 Art Stars onsite during the Artfest event, July 1-3, 2016. Based on artistic merit, creative vision, and innovative booth display, the Art Stars jury will select one artist to exhibit in 2017, waiving the full exhibition cost. The Kingston Arts Council is excited to support an emerging artist at the beginning of their career, offering a chance for the Art Stars exhibitor to share their unique voice with thousands of Artfest visitors. Submit your application at

Find out more about Art Stars here: www.artfestontario.com/art-stars/.

Posted on June 17, 2016 and filed under Other.