Public Art Project Takes Flight at City Gateway

June 6, 2016

Albany Mural - Albany Parking AuthorityThe Albany Parking Authority teamed up with Albany Center Gallery and Albany Barn, as well as a number of other downtown Albany organizations to create a monumental mural on the north wall of downtown Albany’s Quackenbush Parking Garage which was completed early June. Complemented by recent investments taking shape, the mural project was a collaborative effort to create a welcoming gateway into downtown.

As discussed in the Impact Downtown Albany strategic plan, public art is a critical component to making truly world-class gateways to the Capitol, Capital Center and other visitor destinations. It can also be used to tackle remaining challenges to walkability. The mural was painted by Michael Conlin of Conlin Studios, a local artist. The mural portrays a series of colorful Eastern Bluebirds, the official New York State bird, in various stages of flight descending towards Broadway. Read more here.

Photo credit: Tony Iadicicco, Albany Center Gallery