Albany Center Gallery Opens New Location

Albany Center Gallery Opens New Location


The Albany Center Gallery has officially opened in their new location after a grand opening celebration held on January 18. The gallery, which turns 40 this year, is located inside the recently renovated 75,000-square-foot Arcade Building (located at 488 Broadway).

Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting artists within a 100 mile radius of Albany. Since its founding by Les Urbach in 1977, the gallery has exibited over 1,000 artists who utilizes a variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printing, fiber arts, video, mixed media, installation, and most recently artist books.

“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. The move comes after 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.

The Arcade Building, owned by Fairbank Properties, recently underwent a $10 million renovation that includes 60 new apartments. In addition to the gallery, the Arcade is also home to the second location for Stacks Espresso Bar.

For more information, call the gallery at 518.462.4775 or visit albanycentergallery.org.

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[Photo by Thom Williams]