About The Arts Center
Located on Monument Square in the heart of downtown Troy, The Arts Center houses studios for pottery, print-making, culinary arts, jewelry, woodworking, painting and drawing, stained glass, dance, and more! Its 36,000 square feet of fully-accessible space also includes a 104-seat performing arts theater as well as four galleries noted for their critically acclaimed exhibits. The Arts Center of the Capital Region attracts visitors and students from Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and all the surrounding areas. Nationally and regionally renowned writers, performers, and artists proudly serve as The Arts Center’s teaching faculty and curators.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. We are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities, and economic and cultural backgrounds.
Creativity transcends traditional ways of doing things and is the key to innovation. It is not tied to a specific subject matter or medium and influences all aspects of human thought and activity.
It is an essential part of the human experience that can and should be encouraged, nurtured, and allowed to flourish in a supportive and respectful environment.
Through an exploration of their own creativity, and then by sharing that experience, people can not only achieve their highest potential but have the ability to transform and enrich the community and the larger world beyond. Creative thinking is the key to sustainable human experience.
The Arts Center’s portfolio of programs includes:
- Literary, Visual, Performing & Culinary Arts Classes for artists of all ages and abilities
- Grants Administration for Artists & Organizations
- Vacation Arts Camps for Kids and Teens
- Family Programs
- Performances, Events, and Readings
- Art Exhibits
- Facility Rentals
The Arts Center is committed to creativity, access for all, and personal growth – won’t you join us?