The Artel is a live-in artist-run gallery, venue and collective committed to fostering artistic growth by providing emerging artists with a supportive and stimulating environment. The Artel is an inclusive and safe space for community art production and facilitation. It fosters self-expression through a variety of mediums and opportunities for community and student initiated events. The Artel seeks to contribute to the development of a dynamic and diverse arts scene in the greater Kingston community. It does so by encouraging an open dialogue among artists, arts institutions and organizations as well as community groups and local organizations.