Imagine Canada - Explore our Future!

Artfest Kingston is just around the corner so get ready for our biggest Artest art and craft show to date!  With record numbers last year, we are expecting yet another successful year with the collaboration of Canada's 150th birthday.

Join us for Three Days of Art, Craft, Gourmet Food & Live Music!

The festival theme this year is Imagine Canada: Explore our Future. All of the planned activities are hands-on and participatory for all ages. The Imagine Canada project celebrates diversity and explores who we are today as Strong, Proud and Free Canadians and asks participants to imagine and express who we might be as Canadians in the future.

The results of this project will create NEW original works of art, music, poetry, theatre performance, dance, and the world’s largest Word Art chalkboard mural.  There's something for everyone at Artfest Kingston.


Professional artists will guide the participants to Imagine Canada: Explore our Future and facilitate each creative discipline. The wide variety of activities will help build and unite a stronger regional community, create memorable experiences and leave lasting legacies of newly created art for future Canadian generations to enjoy.  Live poetry readings will take place all weekend long, a singer/songwriter stage will host musicians while Artfest music leader invites families to contribute to an on-site, song writing workshop.  The final song will be performed on Monday!  

To see who's performing on the main stage this year, click here

And that's not all...but you'll have to come out to the show to really experience the whole effect!  

Summer Art & Craft Festival

Artfest Kingston ~ July 1 - July 3, 2017

Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm and Monday 10am-6pm

*Craft Beer & Wine Tent

*New First Nations Artist Pavilion