Mon-Thurs: 11AM-7PM

Friday: 9AM-4PM
Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-4PM

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

All receptions coincide with Troy Night Out, the last Friday of the month, unless otherwise noted.



Abecedarius | A Cautionary Alphabet of 26 + 1 Works | Colin C Boyd + Michael Oatman
October 31 – December 23, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9PM

Colin C Boyd, H.Coal Harris, Wilderness Hermit: Prosthetic Toe, 2007-2011

Germinal Velocity low res (by the time I get to Phoenix she'll be rising)_high res

Michael Oatman, Germinal Velocity (by the time I get to Phoenix, she’ll be rising), 2013


Recipients of the First Annual Arts Center Emerging and Established Artist Awards in 2013, Colin C Boyd and Michael Oatman have teamed up to present an exhibition and book that looks at the natural world and the roles humans have in misshaping it.

Using the literary format of the Abecedarius (e.g., “A is for Apple”, “B is for Bear”, “C is for Crops Patented by Monsanto”, etc.), the two artists have turned the gallery into a walk-able cautionary tale – with a few nervous laughs for good measure.

Opening on Halloween – a holiday that honors monsters – Abecedarius ushers viewers into historical realms of extinction, scientific mishap and mythology; Abecedarius features encounters with ideas unknown, undercooked and just plain stupid; and finally Abecedarius imports/exports the violence and majesty of worlds labeled “out there”, “in here” and “the future”.

The 2013 Artist Awards were sponsored by EP&M International, with support from Karen and Chet Opalka and The Marcelle Foundation.


The Shop
October 31 – December 23, 2014

The Shop at The Arts Center is a seasonal marketplace filled with locally hand-crafted gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list (and maybe even a gift for you)! Avoid the mall and shop locally — at The Arts Center! Partial proceeds benefit The Arts Center.

November & December hours
Tuesday – Friday: 11AM – 4PM
Saturday: 11AM – 3PM
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Note: Also open late on Troy Night Out in October & November


Living Life Through Art | Center for Disability Services
October 31 – December 23, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9PM

Each May since 2007, the Center for Disability Services has sponsored an art exhibit highlighting the creativity and talents of consumers of varying ages and abilities from preschool through senior citizen.  Staff members began to exhibit their work starting in 2008, and were incorporated with consumers for an inclusive show beginning in 2010.

The artworks included in this exhibit were selected from a larger show complete with an awards reception that was held back in May 2014 at the Center’s headquarters on S. Manning Boulevard in Albany.  The pieces were selected by The Arts Center’s Director of Exhibits, Sara Boylen, and Directors of Education, Sunny da Silva and Joseph Mastroianni.

This year’s exhibit is eclectic but highlights images of nature and self portraits, along with abstract color and shapes in a variety of mediums including paint, photography, clay, and found objects.  The Center for Disability Services is proud to partner with The Arts Center of the Capital Region for this exhibit.

The Center for Disability Services works along with The Arts Center of the Capital Region to offer an After-school/After-work program each weekday as well as various classes such as digital photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and painting. For more information about The Arts Center’s partnerships within the community, please contact Sunny da Silva at


On Kinetic Military Action | A Collaboration Between Faheem Haider + Virginia Walsh

October 31 – December 23, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9PM

The Arts Center’s instructor Faheem Haider is an artist, art critic and writer. His work tracks his relationship with the thirteen-year-old “War on Terror”, aka WoT, and the larger 100-year old family of Wars into which WoT was adopted without official, notarized papers.

The exhibits program at The Arts Center is sponsored by NYSCA, New York State Council on the Arts.