Artists, business people, funders, and others interested in Kingston revitalization, will gather at Cornell Street Studios on April 1 to celebrate the start of re-construction on the United States Lace Curtain Mill. Tours of the Lace Factory at 169 Cornell St. will be offered starting at 9:30 the morning of April 1. The formal celebration will be hosted at Cornell Street Studios at 168 Cornell St. at 11:00 AM. The event is open to the public but advance reservations are required. Billed as a "paint can opening" instead of a ground breaking ceremony, the event will celebrate the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of our community that lead to the City of Kingston being named as one of the ten best places for artists to live and work.