Grand Opening!

Jan

18

Time: Jan. 18 - Feb. 18, 2017
Location: ACG

A grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony took place at our new location in the Arcade Building (488 Broadway Suite 107, Albany, accessed via Maiden Lane) on Wednesday, Jan. 18th. We occupy approximately 2,050 sq. ft. of space on the ground floor. The ceremony was attended by Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, Assemblymember John McDonald, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, and Downtown Albany BID Executive Director Georgette Steffens, along with Albany Center Gallery’s Board of Directors.

“The Arcade, across from Jim Dinapoli Park, symbolizes a new era in Downtown where traditional buildings can be put to new contemporary and modern uses. This is now a home in which artists will be proud to showcase their art, while bringing a new energy to an underutilized landmark,” said Tony Iadicicco, executive director of Albany Center Gallery.

“We are proud to welcome Albany Center Gallery as an anchor destination to the building and the emerging Maiden Lane corridor. There should be more collaboration to draw residents and businesses back to downtown,” said David Sarraf, manager of Fairbank Properties.

We announced our move to the Arcade Building in October 2016, capping a two-year long process to find a new permanent home.

“The arts revitalize neighborhoods and promote economic prosperity. As we experience the growth of Albany’s newest neighborhood, we are thrilled that Albany Center Gallery has recommitted to Downtown. Drawing in over 25,000 visitors each year, the gallery highlights the wealth of talent here in our region and, in doing so, continues to transform how people engage with Downtown,” said Georgette Steffens, executive director of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District.

“Working with the leaders of the Albany Center Gallery to find a suitable new home in Albany was a priority of my administration because we understand that the Gallery has long been one of the anchors of Albany’s arts community,” said Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan. “That they have found a home in the heart of the Downtown arts district, the City’s newest walkable neighborhood, is good news for all who care about the arts, the Downtown, and the future economic well-being of our City.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a gallery exhibition and reception in the evening, along with the announcement of the winners of 11 artistic awards. Over 500 people were in attendance, with 175 artists showcased as part of the event.

The Arcade Building, which totals 75,000 sq. ft. and owned by Fairbank Properties, recently completed a $10 million renovation that includes 60 new apartments. In addition to ACG, the Arcade is also home to the second location for Stacks Espresso Bar. ACG, founded by Les Urbach in 1977, was first housed in the Capital District Psychiatric Center.

For more information about making a donation to the gallery or becoming a member, contact Tony Iadicicco at (518) 462-4775 or by visiting albanycentergallery.org.

Click the links below to read the amazing press coverage of the event. You might see yourself in a few photos, too!:

All Over Albany
The Spot 518
Albany Business Review
Times Union
Times Union SEEN

We’re excited to have these local artists in our Members’ Show!
Diahann Addison, Maryam Adib, Alex Allendorph, Irena Altmanova Frinta, Bob Anderson, Ronda Anderson, Katie Anello, Fern Apfel, Linda Asmus, Arlene Baker, Martin Bannan, Cyndy Barbone, Tiffany Barkevich, Rachel Baxter, Danielle-Marie Beebe, Leslie Berlinsky, Joel Best, Natalie Boburka, Ava Bock, David Brickman, Bill Broderick, Mike Brown, Lynne Bunnell, Laura Cannamela, Steven Carberry, David Carter, Carol Caruso, John Catalfamo, Lorraine Chesin, Matt Chinian, Michael Clancy, Stephen Condon, Joel Cornell, Jamie P Courcelle, Rene Cozens, Douglas Cramer, Lisa Crompton, Rayann Czarnecki, Chris Demarco, Daniel DeRusso, Andrew Dines, Chris Duncan, Thomasa Dwyer Nielsen, Dorothy Englander, Ray Felix, Jeanne Finley, Jim Flosdorf, Anna Fort, Dan Frinta, Connie Frisbee Houde, Karen Gerstenberger, Robyn Morgan Giddings, Gary Glinski, Albert Gnidica, Allison Gomez, Carlsbury Gonzalez, George Guarino, Deb Hall, Thomas Hansen, Barbara Harshman, Martin Hatcher, William Hetzer, Suzanne Hicks, Dave Higgins, Susan Himmel, David Hinchen, Susan Hoffer, Michael Joyce, Kathy Klompas, Debra Kowalski, Kevin Kuhne, Phyllis Kulmatiski, Sonja LaPointe, Katelyn Laleman, Michael Lattanzio, Lori Lawrence, Michelle Lee, Mara Lefebvre, Channing Lefebvre, Peter Leue, Tina Lincer, Alexandra Lindsay, Pasquale Littlejohn, Robert Longley, Amy Luke, aRt qUeen aka Liz Lynch, Lisa Lytle, Linda MacRitchie Graf, Sarah MacWright, Gary Maggio, Gay Malin, Jessica Mansmith, Willie Marlowe, Gary Masline, Laura McCarthy, Mark McCarty, Dan McCormack, Janice Jeane Medina, Julie Mereson, Catherine Wagner Minnery, Rene Molineaux, Jordan Munn, Susan Myers, Nedra Newby, Steve Nover, Susan Nowogrodzki, Gina Occhiogrosso, Dorothea Osborn, David Painter, Stephanie Palazeke, Philip J Palmieri, Julie Pamkowski, Kathie Panting, Rita Papandrea, James Paulsen, Kenneth Peek, Andrew Pellettieri, Andrew Petruzzelli, William Pettit, Linda Pinkans, Celeste Plowden, Ellie Prakken, Rolando Reyes, Jennifer Richard-Morrow, Luba Ricket, Kellen Riell, Mary Ellen Riell, Linda K Ryder, Jae Schalekamp, Jason Schultz, Cadence Schwartz, Charles Semowich, Michael Shannon, Laura Shore, Craig Shufelt, Sharon D Siegel, Ruby Silvious, Darren Skotnes, Christine Snyder, Chris St.Cyr, Linda K. Starr, Charles Steckler, Sean Stewart, Susan Stuart, Theresa Swidorski, Grace Tatara, Phil Teumim, Richard Tomasulo, Yeachin Tsai, Israel Tsvaygenbaum, Leo Valenchis, miChelle Vara, Timothy Varney, Paula Vatalaro, Elisabeth Vines, Richard Vitkay, Carl Voegtling, Gordana Vukovic, Mary Pat Wager, Takeyce Walter, Alex Waters, Jacqueline Watsky, Larry White, Brian White, Jeff Wigman, Cheryl Wikstrom, Brian Williams, Hannah Williams, Thom Williams, Shannon Wilson, Ruth Young

Special thanks to our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, interns, friends, supporters and members for making our Grand Re-Opening & Members’ Show a great success and for everyone’s support and efforts to bring the new space to life!

Thank you Relentless AwarenessDowntown Albany, New York, TrueMaster, Dali MammaStacks Espresso BarThe Albany Distilling CompanyNine Pin CiderCider Belly DoughnutsThom WilliamsJoe PutrockAlbany Times UnionAli HibbsTheSpot518.comAll Over Albany, Albany Food & Wine Festival and many others for being part of our big night!

Special thanks to the sponsors of the Members’ Show Relentless Awareness, Wine and Dine for the Arts Fest, Joann Ryan, No Name Design & Graphics, and NYSCA.