Doubling Its Impact | Downtown Is Pawsome Exhibit Expanded

May 22, 2017

Last month the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District announced Downtown is Pawsome, its 2017 public outdoor placemaking exhibit. The public art project will feature 20 three-foot-tall sculptures based on Albany’s famous canine resident and local landmark Nipper the Dog, customized and placed on display at locations throughout downtown Albany from June 2017 through May 2018. A call for artists to creatively interpret the sculptures was issued, nearly 90 applications were received.

Due to the positive response, the number of sculptures was doubled from 10 to 20. The additional 10 statues were made possible in part by the Amplify Albany Grant Program, a program supported by the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation and Capitalize Albany. The exhibit’s expansion will extend the activity surrounding the public art further and throughout downtown Albany’s business corridors. Installations of the painted sculptures will begin in mid-June, with a second wave of the sculptures arriving in early July. 

Read More About The Exhibit Here