Events + Performances

Friday, Apr 25, 2014
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Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2014

April 25, 2014 to April 26, 2014 — 04:00 PM

Please join us for the second annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on April 25th and 26th. The event will showcase juried original works in pottery, metal, glass, paper, and fiber, created by the region’s top artists and craftspeople.

This two-day indoor show is located in The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Friday, April 25th: 4 – 9PM*
Saturday, April 26th: 10AM – 5PM

*Join us during Troy Night Out for live music, snacks + libations.

$5 for Arts Center Members, or with a postcard
$6 at the door

Monday, May 5, 2014
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Notes from the Road Back | Bookmarks Reading

May 5, 2014 — 07:00 PM

It happened; and they were profoundly impacted by the experience. What was it like to return to the everyday? Local writers share their experiences in the last Bookmarks reading of the series.

Curated by local writer and veteran Dan New

Free reading at 7PM.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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2014 Annual Gala

May 21, 2014 — 05:30 PM

The Arts Center of the Capital Region’s Gala is right around the corner – May 21, 2014. This year’s Gala will be held at The Arts Center from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Please join us as we honor Jane and Wally Altes and Gene Lindman and EP&M International for their long term commitment to both The Arts Center and the cultural life of the Capital Region.

This year we are once again combining the Gala and the unveiling of our most popular exhibit – the Fence Show. Hundreds of pieces of art will be displayed throughout our gallery and first floor, all of it produced by regional artists, both professional and amateur. And we will also be announcing the winners of our second annual established and emerging artist awards.

Please contact (518) 273-0552 x226 for any questions about the 2014 Arts Center Gala.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Fence Show | Call For Entries

May 22, 2014

Join us for the Fence Show, our annual member’s show,
on display in our first floor galleries from May 22-June 28, 2014

Click on DETAILS & PURCHASE to download the call for entries.

Delivery of work is from May 4 – May 7.

The Fence Show is an annual opportunity for all Arts Center members to display their work in our galleries. Over 500 pieces are typically accepted and displayed. Works include paintings, drawing, photography, fiber arts, stained glass and sculpture. There is a separate category that welcomes submissions from young artists in grades K-12.

Robert R. Shane, Ph.D., Art History & Criticism, will serve as this year’s Juror. He will identify approximately 50 pieces from the Fence Salon, which will later be assembled into the Fence Select, an exhibition that runs for several weeks after the Fence Salon is taken down. He will also choose winners for Best in Show and Runner-up awards.

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
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2014 Street Painting Competition at River Street Festival

June 14, 2014 — 09:00 AM

The River Street Festival is an annual event in Downtown Troy that attracts thousands of visitors to Monument Square for music, food, art, crafts, and more.

The Street Painting Competition attracts dozens of regional artists to compete for the best chalk design on the sidewalks of River Street. Registration costs $15.00. Please click here to download the entry form as it contains important rules and regulations about the competition. You can also pick up an entry form in person or request one by phone. If you are registering online, please call 273-0552 x 233 to confirm you age category: Adult, Grade 1-5, Grade 6-8, or Grade 9-12.