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April Showers….

…bring Farewells…as it did to the Kingston Arts and Letters Club’s last gathering at the Kingston Yacht Club on April 14th.

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Mingled with a twinge of sadness (and a touch of arthritis from our ‘Shuffle of to Buffalo’ exit…you had to be there…) is a sense of accomplishment and completion.

Carolyn & Michele announced our remaining funds will be donated to the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area in the Arts and Culture category which ensures that the spirit of the Kingston Arts and Letters Club will continue in perpetuity.

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Shannon Brown, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Paul Vernon, Board appointed Community Member, brought us up to date with the ‘goings on’ at the Tett Centre since it’s grand opening ‘The Whole Shebang’ at the end of January. The Tett is an alive and a ‘happening’ place, with gallery space, dance, music, fibre, ceramics, lapidary,  individual studios and events galore.

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Mark your calendars for a KA&L Club Members’ ‘hail & farewell’ to the club at a fun Pot Luck on June 9th at 6pm.
More information to follow.


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The arts matter to me!

It is less than 2 weeks until the municipal election. The Kingston Arts Council urges you to get the word out to your friends,

colleagues, membership and family that the arts matter in our community!

The Advocacy Committee invited mayoral and council candidates to answer a survey about their level of commitment and support of
continuing to fund arts and culture in Kingston

The links below will help inform the questions you and your contacts will ask as you engage with your candidates for city council and for mayor.

Survey results

Arts Vote: When Art Meets Politics video

Upcoming mayoral and all-candidates meetings

Key facts and statistics

Please pass on this email/post and urge your contacts to pick up the phone and call mayoral and councilor candidates. Ask questions
and voice concerns. The arts matter and continued support of the arts is vital to the overall health of our community.

OScreen Shot 2014-10-14 at 10.16.21 PMn October 27th, the Kingston Arts Council encourages all community members to vote in favour of an arts-friendly city council for Kingston.

For more information please contact Karen Dolan,
Executive Director, Kingston Arts Council.

karen@artskingston.ca  or  613-546-2787

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A New Year – Geek Night

Our very own in-house geek(alias): Carolyn the Prez – shared the wealth of knowledge and experience of social media, web sites and everything arts online.

Patiently waiting...

Patiently waiting…


There was so much to look at that we ran out of time before we ran out of information. Lots of questions and input from everyone gathered made for a lively evening….that everyone agreed should be January’s theme yearly….always lots of new stuff to learn!

We saved you a space but it got filled up ….. you’ll just have to be there next year (…or be square).


We looked at our own web site…where you are presently reading this, at Facebook where a number of our members have personal or business pages. Mail Chimp was opened up to show the members where their emails come from (it’s free!) and then we moved on to Etsy and Pinterest. These are all free to browse and the connections are fun and infinite.

Prez surfs.

Prez surfs.


Rick Revelle actually brought up Linkedin as he has had great success with his new book ‘I Am Algonquin’ via that platform….he has well over 400 followers (we checked!)





During a break John Lazarus led us to his daughter’s theatre costume design site….and the night progressed with camaraderie.

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…there was a lot of note taking at this table!

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