Youth Art Series: LOOK!
THANK YOU! Albany Center Gallery is so grateful for all of the support given so we can give our creative youth more resources to express themselves in healthy, proactive, and artful ways. ACG works to create a safe and creative space for the youth in our community to use at no cost to them. The physical Art.Work.Space. showcases the youth’s artwork, hosts additional community programming and celebrations, and is utilized as a creative workspace. It is a vibrant, colorful environment for artmaking, art-sharing, and dialogue about art!
ACG hosts monthly youth art workshops (coined Art.Work.Space.) in partnership with The RED Bookshelf. The programs are led by local artist mentors on the 2nd Saturday of each month throughout the year. The themes of the workshops will depend on what the youth want and the medium(s) of each artist. We will have workshops in writing, mural painting, screen printing, comic book making, collaging, clothing design, graphic design, watercolor painting, music, poetry, literacy, and more!
Art.Work.Space. is a part of our LOOK! Youth Art Series. To learn more about it and all of the workshops we hold, click the link here.
How does LOOK! help local youth?
You play an important role in keeping the visual arts alive and educating the youth for creative expression. Our programming teaches them how to hone creative skills and use their voices. ACG works to create a safe and creative space for the youth in our community to use at no cost to them. Underrepresented populations deserve equally positive opportunities and attention. We strive to create as many of these programs and art opportunities as possible.
Supporting local and regional budding and established artists is what ACG does. However, the fact remains this work is only possible because it is wholly supported by you and the foundational funds we receive. Without your contributions, Albany Center Gallery cannot sustain its valuable art programming and redistribute funds to compensate local artists for their time and talent.
Thank you to everyone who donated for this cause! We are always accepting donations if you wish to contribute.
Above: Youth Artists painting during the 2021 Frank Chapman Memorial Institute Youth Art Program.
We hope you will donate to support our creative youth with expressing themselves in healthy, proactive, and artful ways.
To learn more about current and past programs, click here!
2023 LOOK! Youth Art Programs
2022 LOOK! Youth Art Programs
United Way Summer Meals Collaborative
Above: 2021 RISSE Summer Workshop Participants painting a mural.
2021 LOOK! Programs:
Connect Cohoes Youth Art Program
Selection of photos from programs last year below: