Kingston Artist Soapbox Derby Mission

Mission Unstoppable:

The mission of the Kingston Artist Derby is to encourage the creation and appreciation of art and creative expression in a community setting.

Our Guiding Stars:

  • We succeed when we infuse art & creativity into everything we do.
  • Go there!
  • Embrace the chaos
  • The Derby comes to life through a process of community building.
  • Give money to artists for making art

Rose Colored Vision:

We envision professional artists from all over the great lands of the tri-state region wielding their creative expressions down lower Broadway in Kingston, NY. Thousands of spectators gather. Children, parents, and those who might otherwise be timid, find themselves yearning to collect scraps & wheels, cardboard & fabric, hot glue & duct tape to fasten together a most ambitious art project that might gloriously roll, scootch, or waddle down the hill. Everyone is inspired, everyone is included, because when you make art move, art moves you.