Kingston, NY, is right in the center of the largest artist community outside New York City. This makes for a lot of artist activity.
One of the most delightful and hilarious is the annual Artist Soapbox Derby, which just had its 16th run down the steep hill of lower Broadway last Sunday. Brakes are more important than speed in this event, which is more of a parade of artistic ingenuity than a race of aerodynamic engineering.
Sponsored by Donskoj Gallery and the City of Kingston, the Derby attracted 28 entries and a hardy crowd that refused to let the recurring rain storms dampen its spirit. To see more photos go to the Kingston Artists’ Soapbox facebook page.