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Public Art

is uplifting. is free for all to enjoy. beautifies the neighborhood. creates a sense of place. showcases local artists. attracts visitors to local businesses. shows the community that people care. inspires young artists. brings people together.

At The Arts Center of The Capital Region, we believe that art belongs to everyone.

Through our collaborative efforts with the community, we produce breathtaking public art that inspires and engages.

The Arts Center of The Capital Region strives to bring diverse voices and perspectives to the forefront as we facilitate the creation of art in the public realm.

CURRENT PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

Troy Art Block is Troy’s first open-air public art gallery. As part of The Arts Center of The Capital Region’s public art initiative, this massive public art installation has created a unique destination for art lovers throughout the region.

USA Today named it the #1 BEST NEW FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY.

LOCATION: ON CHURCH STREET – BETWEEN STATE + FERRY STREETS, TROY, NY.

The Uniting Line is a multiphase project to transform 500 feet of road under the Hoosick Street Bridge – from an urban void that acts as a massive divider between downtown Troy and North Central Troy – into a space that draws people together, uniting what a highway divided.

Through creative placemaking, the project is unifying the area graphically, revitalizing and beautifying the corridor, encouraging more pedestrian activity, and serving as a backdrop to activities that take place at the adjacent basketball courts and other open spaces. 

Location: The Hoosick Street Bridge underpass between River Street and 6th Avenue in Troy, NY.

A team of property owners, architects and city agencies worked together to renovate this now walkable and engaging alleyway. Artist Joe Iurato’s mural references Troy’s history, industries and communities in his iconic style.

LOCATION: FRANKLIN ALLEY, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN TROY, NY.

Mural by Eugene O’Neill

The Push of a Button, by Eugene O’Neill is a collaboration between the Arts Center of the Capital Region and the YWCA of Troy, which owns a historic building in Troy on which the mural is installed.

LOCATION: The rear of the YCWA Building, which is at 21 First Street, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN TROY, NY.

Mural by Ramiro Davaro-Comas

We partnered with Troy Central School District to produce a mural on the site of School 2. With a large emphasis on community and student input, the mural conveyed a message of transformational growth to the community at large.

LOCATION: SCHOOL 2, 470 10th STREET, TROY, NY 12180

Launched in 2021, The Fish Market project space has become a creative hub for and by the surrounding community. Its latest program is N. Central Troy Creates.

It is a space where artists and the community can gather, and where the Arts Center can learn about our community’s needs and respond with long-term programming solutions, like N. Central Troy Creates.

LOCATION:  The newly renovated fish market building at 2952 6th Ave Troy, NY. 

Troy Glow is a dazzling winter lighting festival, featuring light art installations around Troy’s downtown commercial district.

LOCATION: HISTORIC DOWNTOWN TROY, NY.

RECENT POSTS ABOUT PUBLIC ART IN TROY

Here are the latest updates about The Arts Center of The Capital Region’s Public Art projects in and around Troy, NY.

These free, outdoor art exhibits are a must-see for anyone in the Albany area who appreciates public artwork.  Are you looking for an afternoon of outdoor activities? Take a mural walk along the Hoosick Street Underpass or visit the award-winning Troy Art Block in historic downtown Troy.

PAST PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

By Photographer Chad Kleitsch

Photographer Chad Kleitsch transformed the landmark of The Arts Center with a large-scale installation of scanography

LOCATION: THE ARTS CENTER OF THE CAPITAL REGION, HISTORIC DOWNTOWN TROY, NY.

COMMUNITY WINDOWS

Poet D. Colin and Artist Angela Cuozzo

In May of 2021, the Arts Center wanted to send a message to our community. We invited local poet D. Colin and local artist Angela Cuozzo to collaborate on an expression of hope. This bright and beautiful project carried us through some of our darkest days.

LOCATION:  The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 

LOCATION: THE ARTS CENTER

SHAPESHIFT

by Adam Frelin 

Shapeshift, 2021, by Adam Frelin, was an experimental piece developed in anticipation of our 2022 Troy Glow light festival. It was created for the River Street entrance to Waterfront Park. When viewed from River Street, this space—created by a gap between buildings—functioned like a stage with a controlled vantage point and backdrop, as well as a fourth wall created by the brick entryway.

LOCATION: A temporary light artwork created for the River Street entrance to Troy’s waterfront park.

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