WHEN ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS THRIVE,
SO DO CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES

WHEN ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS THRIVE, SO DO CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES

The O+ Festival is an annual three-day celebration of art, music, and wellness that takes place in Kingston, NY, featuring an eclectic music lineup, visual and public art performances and activations, and community wellness events.

Submissions for Clinic Providers and ExplO+re Wellness Workshops are open now for O+ Festival 2024.

Behind the scenes, O+ brings together hundreds of local health & wellness practitioners with artists and musicians to participate in a radical exchange model that provides vital healthcare services to underinsured creatives in the Hudson Valley and beyond. We call this exchange “the art of medicine for the medicine of art.”

Since its inception in 2010, O+ has facilitated thousands of medical, dental, and wellness treatments for artists, musicians, and creatives.

In 2023, we established a year-round, exchange-based clinic for artists and musicians in Kingston, expanding the services provided at the O+ Festival into a sustainable model for care available 365 days a year.

Exchanging Art & Music for Healthcare Since 2010

Exchanging
Art & Music
for Healthcare
Since 2010

Treatments in Clinic
3000
Dental Treatments
1

O+ Festival: What To Expect

The O+ Festival is a three-day music, art, and wellness extravaganza that takes place in venues across Kingston during the first weekend in October each year. Check out our Festival FAQ for or read below for more info.

Art

During the O+ Festival, artists make murals, sculptures, installations, films, dance, performances, and spoken word in public spaces.

Music

O+ festivals feature concerts in large and intimate venues, including a historic landmark cathedral, galleries, breweries, and even alleys.

Wellness

The O+ Artists’ Clinic is the heart of every festival. All O+ artists, musicians, and volunteers receive care from nurses, doctors, dentists, bodyworkers, and mental health professionals. Audiences attend wellness expos, healing arts classes, cycling events, preventative health workshops, and NARCAN & CPR training.

Upcoming Events

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Submitting to O+: A How-To Guide

The O+ Festival returns for the 14th annual exchange of art, music, and wellness October 11-13, 2024. This year’s festival theme is NO+ise. Learn more about the theme HERE. O+ is accepting submissions from artists, musicians, and writers of ALL mediums, [...]

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In CO+nversation: Gregory Stovetop

Gregory Stovetop has a unique vantage point of the O+ Festival as an attendee, a festival alumnus, and most recently, as a member of the 2023 music committee. He says he first picked up a bass guitar as a pre-teen [...]

Thank you

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With Support from

O+ programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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