Fashion Designer Opens Gallery In Downtown Albany

July 15, 2021

Downtown’s latest addition – Etrice Gallery – a space dedicated to highlighting local artists across mediums, was officially welcomed, and opened in downtown today. Made possible with support from the Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program, Etrice Gallery is in the newest storefront to open as part of Redburn Development Partners’ more than $80 million investment in downtown. Located along North Pearl Street (70 N. Pearl), the newly renovated space is part of The Kenmore’s histiroric revitalization.

Inspired by a childhood spent in part touring the world with his mother, singer Maria Brink whom he calls his “momager,” and a family history of entrepreneurship, owner Davion Etrice Brink, 28, began making clothes at a young age and has carried with him a lifelong a passion for creating. Having lived in both the Capital Region and California, Davion decided to open the gallery in downtown Albany to build a platform for what he saw as a missing piece to the region’s puzzle: a destination for all types of expression, be they sculpture, spoken word, or anything in between.

In early 2016, the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation used resources set aside for strategic initiatives to support the creation of new grant programs. Capitalize Albany launched the Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program, a program aimed at downtown business attraction and retention that can support new and existing retail business’s interior renovations and expansions. Since its inception the Program has leveraged more than $2 million in new investment bringing new businesses online in downtown Albany; such as Stacks Espresso Bar – a regional chalet, the Fort Orange General Store, a soft-goods retailer; Loch & Quay, a full service bar and restaurant; and more. The Grant Program has helped activate more than 28,000 sq. ft. of vacant retail space.

Located at 70 N Pearl Street, Etrice Gallery is open Tuesday-Wednesday 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 1:00-9:00 p.m.