August 5, 2022

With support from the Amplify Albany grant program Albany Center Gallery unveiled its new workshop and artist space: Art.Work.Space Friday evening followed by an artist reception event which attracted hundreds to downtown’s central business district. The new workspace will be used to display youth and community artwork, host programming events, as well as operate as a creative workspace. The art space will be a vibrant, colorful environment for artmaking, art-sharing, and dialogue about art.

The celebration occurred in conjunction with the opening of two new exhibits: Passports and Connections. Both exhibitions coincided with the 45th Anniversary archive display, showing unearthed articles and photographs from ACG’s long history.

ACG’s work has grown beyond its walls over time to include 30+ art programs annually (including free youth art programs and pop-up exhibitions), the public art project #CapitalWalls, and many other arts-related initiatives and collaborations. The new Art.Work.Space will serve as a catalyst to spark even more youth art programs, community events, and art collaborations.

Albany Center Gallery with Assemblymember Patricia Fahy’s support received a $25,000 contract with the NYS Office of Children & Family Services to continue the expansion of its youth art programs, known as LOOK!. As well as, $25,000 from the Carl E. Touhey Foundation to support the space rental cost of ACG’s expansion. 

For more information, visit: https://albanycentergallery.org