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PlayMakers Reading: Helen of Troy

Friday, June 16th, 2017

A rehearsed reading of a new full length play “Helen of Troy” by Katherine Ambrosio\A PlayMakers Writer’s Project
Directed by: Ralph Ambrosio
Produced by: The Arts Center of the Capital Region and What If? Theatre Company

Every great neighborhood has one and in South Troy it’s the Trojan -Horse Tavern. Helen Murphy is struggling to keep the doors open. She and her menagerie of quirky regulars are surviving day to day when Helen’s old flame shows up with a hidden agenda. For the first time in decades, Helen has options.
“Helen of Troy” is a full length play that has been developed through the PlayMakers Writer’s Work Group, produced by “What If? Theatre Company and hosted by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

There will be a chaired discussion following the reading. We welcome you to attend whether you are a theater professional or just interested in Theatre.

Play Reading Series Hold

Friday, June 16th, 2017

New series to begin Fall 2015

Social Media: Riverside Paint & Punch

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Bring on summer! Join us to paint in Riverfront Park any enjoy a Pimms Cup punch! Arts Center instructor and local artist, Monica Bill Hughes will be leading the fun – don’t miss out!

Social Media: Urban Sketch & Sangria

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Try your hand at urban drawing using Downtown Troy as your scenery and enjoy a refreshing Sangria! Watercolor extraordinaire, Tony Conner of Bennington, Vermont will lead the way!

Nasty Women Call for Entries

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Check back soon for updates about the Nasty Women of the North exhibition call for entries, coming this October 27-29, 2017.

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!


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


**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 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 with any questions regarding the application process. No phone calls please.

Artist App. Guidelines

Curator App. Guidelines

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


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!