Hidden Gems

Elyssa VanBenschoten

Growing up in High Falls, I’ve always known that the Hudson Valley is a creative area, especially Kingston–a city that’s burgeoning with artistic spaces and individuals. Art has been an essential aspect of bringing this community together. With as many creative people and places as there are in the area, there’s no one place dedicated to showcasing all of the art and creative pursuits embedded and emerging within its historic boundaries.
That’s why I created Hidden Gems, a seasonal magazine that is meant to showcase Kingston’s creative people, places, events and opportunities. I’ve researched the city, interviewed creative people and organizations, compiled and edited the content, and took my own photos around the area to bring this magazine to fruition.