Downtown is Pawsome

Downtown is Pawsome


A new “litter” of Downtown is Pawsome sculptures arrived in Downtown this summer, continuing the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District's popular public art project based on Albany’s famous canine landmark Nipper. Ten new pieces will be colorfully customized by local artists and installed at locations throughout downtown Albany from July 2019 to September 2020, moving to indoor locations for the winter months.

Download a map of sculpture locations here

The sculptures in the 2019 Downtown is Pawsome exhibit and their locations are as follows:

  • "Capital Canines" by Mitchell Biernacki | Olde English Pub & Pantry, 683 Broadway
  • "Patriotic Nipper" by Tamara DeMartino | 30 S. Pearl Street
  • "Interconnected" by Cara Hanley | 374 Broadway
  • "Awaken" by Stacey Healey | Quackenbush Garage entrance, 25 Orange Street
  • "Industrial Anthropology" by Stephanie Levay | Green Street, between Beaver Street & Hudson Avenue
  • "Happy Puppy" by Hazal Ozturk | Discover Albany Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square
  • "Paisley Pup" by Denise & Reily Poutre' | Tricentennial Park, Broadway & Columbia Street
  • "Up Above!" by Kimberly Schaller | Renaissance Albany Hotel, Eagle & State Streets
  • "Squiggly Peggy" by Scotty Somerville | The Knick, 16 Sheridan Avenue
  • "Bloomie" by Elizabeth Zunon | Riverfront Garage entrance at Hudson River Way Pedestrian Bridge, Broadway & Pine Street
Through fall