Dept. of Regional Art Workers
The Dept. of Regional Art Workers is a community of artists, teaching artists and students. We aspire to offer quality, visual arts programing, to the the City of Kingston.
The D.R.A.W. is located in the heart of midtown Kingston. Our home base is a classroom at the YMCA. We are also partnering with the Kingston Library on their summer art intensive, the Teen Art Lab.
Our hero's are our student workforce, the Pop Up Gallery Group. P.U.G.G. is an after school, work study program, that engages Kingston High School students in the arts. Students learn arts management skills, while creating and managing gallery spaces and community art projects throughout the City of Kingston. PUGG is dedicated to showing the work of Kingston High School Alumni. The exhibitions provide a platform for local artists to share their work with the community. The D.R.A.W. offers our artists the an opportunity to build and maintain their practice as well as their audience through teaching and mentoring opportunities within our art education program.
We believe a strong art education significantly enhances the character, quality of life, and economy of the neighborhood.