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Gala 2017

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Join us for our 55th Anniversary Gala! Enjoy fine fare from local hot spots, exceptional company, dancing and help us honor Tom Nardacci and the Innovation Garage with this year’s Creative Spirit Award!
The 2017 Gala opens the highly celebrated Fence Show- our members’ show and largest exhibition of the year- before it opens to the public. The Arts Center will distribute $3,000 in awards to Fence Show artists!

Come and help us celebrate 55 years of the art, artists, and culture of the Capital Region at the Arts Center’s 2017 Gala!

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Riverfest Street Painting Competition 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

All regional artists (professional and amateur) are invited to participate in the annual Street Painting Competition for the best chalk design on the sidewalks of River Street. Registration fee is $15.00 and includes one set of chalk.

Age categories: Adult, Grade 1-5, Grade 6-8, or Grade 9-12.

This is a first-come, first-serve event. Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early! If you are not pre-registered, you may arrive on the morning of the Street Painting competition and register in-person for any unreserved spaces.

All artwork will be judged by a panel of jurors and prizes will be awarded in each category!

The Troy River Fest is an annual event in Downtown Troy that attracts thousands of visitors to Monument Square for music, food, art, crafts, and more. Information about Troy Riverfest can be found here.

Social Media: Pottery & Mudslides II

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Channel your inner Patrick Swayze (again) and learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel. The only mudslide you’ll be experiencing is the one in your glass.

Call for Entries 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS + CURATORS!

**Due to server issues with the submittable site, we have extended the deadline to Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:59PM**

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the annual Call for Entries. Submissions will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions, small and large group exhibitions, installation possibilities, and more. Visual artists in all media – painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, performance, and mixed media presentations – are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Artists and curators must live within a 100 mile radius of Troy, NY to be considered. Proof of residency will be required if selected.

Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center with the help of a committee of professional artists, curators, and/or arts professionals. Artists who have exhibited at the Arts Center in the last 2 years (not including the Fence Show) are not eligible. All works must be original and completed within the last five years. Exhibitions selected from the call will be scheduled from January 2018 onward, and will range from approximately 4-8 weeks in length.

Selected artists must exhibit work consistent with the images and proposals shown in their application. Any artists submitting video or digital media must provide their own equipment if selected.

See below for specific guidelines, there is a separate application for curatorial proposals. All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account with submittable in order to apply.

Due to server issues with the submittable site, we have extended the deadline to Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:59PM, click here to apply.

Please email callforart@artscenteronline.org with any questions regarding the application process. No phone calls please.

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Resilience: Musical Portraits of Women of Color & Resilience

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Resilience, is a multimedia production by Taina Asili created during her artist residency at The Arts Center of the Capital region.
It brings to center stage the reclamation, resistance and resilience stories of five women of color from our community through a performance combining original music, videography and projection.

Come witness Asili’s work-in-progress multi-media performance at The Arts Center of the Capital Region on Saturday March 4th, 2017. Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts at 8pm sharp. $10.

Made possible with funds from the Decentralization
Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.”

Social Media: Brewing Night

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

NEW DISCOUNTED PRICE!

Take a break from the brackets and learn about the history of beer! Craig Gravina, author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer, will be guiding you through the many different styles of beer there are. Come ready to sample!

Family Happening: Valentine’s Edition

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Be Our Valentine!
Spend the afternoon hand-making cards and sweets to give to your special someone. learn block printing techniques with easy-to-carve materials, utilize artist-made stamps, and have fun with paper projects to make as many cards as you’d like. Special materials will be available for even the youngest artists! Then, indulge your sweet tooth at our special candy making station.

SOLD OUT Social Media: Jewelry & Moscow Mules

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Hope to “Cu” at the Arts Center! You’ll learn how to make stamped and textured copper jewelry while enjoying a Moscow Mule. At the end of the night, you’ll bring home your custom creation to show off your new DIY skills.

Call for Entries 2016

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce a Call for Entries! Submissions will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions, small and large group exhibitions, installation possibilities, and more. Visual artists in all media – painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, performance, and mixed media presentations – are invited to submit proposals for consideration. There is also a separate application for emerging curators. Artists and curators must live within a 100 mile radius of Troy, NY to be considered.

Click here to for more information. All applications must be sent through submittable.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 25, at 11:59PM.

Please email any questions to callforart@artscenteronline.org.

Social Media: Salsa & Sangria

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Spice things up with this introduction to Salsa. Sip on Sangria, and pretend you’re dancing with the stars rather than seeing them. You’ll take home the skills to “wow” your friends on the dance floor.