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! 


June 30, 2017 5-9pm


May 18 – July 2, 2017 | First Floor Galleries
Public Reception: Friday, May 26, 5PM–9PM

Fence Salon 2017
Fence Salon 2017


Now in its 52nd year, the Fence Show got its name when members’ artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park in Troy, the original location of the Arts Center. This year we accepted 478 pieces, including paintings, drawing, photography, fiber arts, stained glass, and sculpture. The artwork is displayed salon style (floor-to-ceiling) in our galleries, and all levels of skill and ability are represented, from novice to professional. There is a separate category that welcomes submissions from young artists in grades K-12. We invite you to be part of the tradition!



We awarded a total of $3000 in cash awards, including Best in Show, who received $600 and a solo exhibition at the Arts Center in 2018. The awards support artists of all levels of experience, and are made possible through the generous support of Karen & Chet Opalka and the Marcelle Foundation. Fence Awards were announced at our Gala on May 17th.

Best in Show: Katherine Tholl
Juror Awards: Sonja LaPointe, Dana Piazza
Creative Spirit Awards: R. Michael Armstrong, Alex Waters, Thom Williams
Arts Center Awards: Aaron Barker, Andrew Dines
Student Best in Show: Tiffany Ding
Student Juror Awards: Riley Wilensky, Lucas Zhang


Performances & More:

SORRY NOT SORRY | Improv Theater Group
Albany Improv is an organization dedicated to promoting improv in the greater Capital Region. Albany Improv teaches classes, produces shows and organizes the Albany Improv Festival. This 2nd Albany Improv Festival, held in April 2017, raised over $5,000 which was donated to the Albany Damien Center. Performing at Troy Night Out will be an assortment of area improv troupes including Albany favorite Sorry Not Sorry.

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