Troy Night Out (TNO) is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place the last Friday of every month in Downtown Troy from 5 PM until 9 PM. The event regularly draws thousands of people onto the streets of Troy, and attendees are able to enjoy art events, music venues, fine restaurants as well as unique boutiques of all varieties. Official Troy Night Out website

The Arts Center of the Capital Region embraces this opportunity to make art accessible to all and strives to offer a free event, performance, art exhibits, and artist receptions at our facility each Troy Night Out. Check this site often for the most up-to-date information about our TNO offerings. Check out this great article about TNO! 

Official TNO Catering Sponsor – B-Rad’s Bistro and Catering!

The Arts Center thanks our official TNO catering sponsor, B-Rad’s. Thank you for providing excellent food and excellent service!




January 27, 2017 5-9pm

Exhibition Openings:

Vantage Point | Ben Schwab + James Thatcher
January 21-March 18 | Main Gallery
Artists’ reception: Friday, January 27, 5-9PM
Artist talk: Wednesday, March 8, 6:30PM

Paintings by Ben Schwab + James Thatcher

The paintings of Ben Schwab and James Thatcher are similar in their use of scale and perspective, though each artist has his own unique approach to expressing his surroundings. Thatcher’s mathematically based gradient paintings are massive yet minimalist, created using a combination of precise calculations and experimentation with materials. In contrast, Schwab’s densely packed abstract cityscapes include layers of architectural imagery, representing ever-evolving urban environments.

Unearthed | Mandi Coburn + Grace Tatara
January 21-March 18 | Wallace Gallery
Artists’ reception: Friday, January 27, 5-9PM

Works by Mandi Coburn + Grace Tatara

Abstract artists Mandi Coburn and Grace Tatara each work by releasing control over materials, allowing forms to emerge on their own. Through experimentation, the artists discover colors, shapes and lines that are later connected and manipulated by hand. Unearthed will feature a combination of paintings, ink drawings, and metal work.

Day 2 Day Print Exchange | Curated by Danielle Morales
January 27- February 24 | Faculty Student Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 5-9PM


The Day 2 Day Print Exchange is an annual call for artists with a concentration in printmaking. Global participants are invited to submit 12 identical prints to be sorted and redistributed. In return, each artist receives 10 different prints from different artists around the world. Each year an exhibition is held to display one of the additional prints to be sold for charity. This year’s charity is The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The print exchange gives artists an opportunity to create and share their work while helping out the community.


Performances & More:

Cara Benson’s Short Form Writers are back! Join us in the Blackbox Theater from 6-7:30pm to experience this unique reading performance!

Here’s the list of readers: Ann Khanna
Jean Bolgatz
Zach Stewart
Laura DiGrigoli
Molly O’Gorman
Sara Weeks
James Carr
James Marchetti
Deborah Hrustich
Teri Mayor
Rosemarie Nash

Click here to learn more.

Immediately following Short Form Writers, students of the Ragahastha Performing Arts will take the stage and perform classical Indian Dance of Bharatantyam from 7:30-8:30pm.
Click here to learn more about this program.



Interactive Gaming Showcase, presented by Tech Valley Game Space

tvgs_logo_with_bgTech Valley Game Space continues their series of TNO showcase events with an exhibition of locally created games in the Digital Arts Studio at the Arts Center. Macs and PCs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis – perfect for showing off your work-in-progress games.

The showcase is free and open to everyone, and TVGS welcomes you to show off games that are in any state of completion. So bring along your project for some playtesting and feedback, or just stop by and join in the fun!

Questions about the showcase? Send a message to