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Kingsville opens streets for Saturday evening summer fun

by Sylene Argent

On Saturday, Main Street, from Queen to Spruce, and Division Street, from King to Pearl, were closed to traffic to host the second session of Open Streets in Downtown Kingsville of 2022.

  Between 4pm and 10:30pm, a section of downtown Kingsville transforms into a sizzling Saturday evening summer festival, as businesses are able to expand their patios, vendors set up to sell wares, and plenty of family-friendly activities are held right on the street.

  In addition, the Kingsville Music Society hosts a free outdoor concert and the Arts Society of Kingsville hosts family activities at the Carnegie Parkette.

  Constance Budd, a member with the Art Society of Kingsville, said this group took over space at the Kingsville Carnegie Library around a year ago. Since then, a new art exhibit has been displayed around every three-weeks.

  The local gallery has become a popular place for artists to showcase their pieces as exhibits are booked solid for the rest of this year and well into 2023, she said. She added the group also displays the works of local authors.

  In addition to hosting family art-related activities during Open Streets in Downtown Kingsville, the Art Society of Kingsville also offers other activities, such as Friday Night Paint Nights and Creative 55+ programming through art workshops and afternoon drop-in sessions.

  Open Streets in Downtown Kingsville officially kicked-off on July 2 and will continue to take place on Saturday evenings until September 3. These events are dependent on good weather.

  More information on Kingsville Open Streets can be found on the town website:

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