Love Albany Center Gallery? Help ease their "Panes!"

Love Albany Center Gallery? Help ease their "Panes!"


Due to the Arcade Building’s historic nature, ACG's staff and patrons have suffered a bit with the weather extremes; like blasts of frigid air racing through the doors in the winter and a constant energy loss through the windows year round.

From Albany Center Gallery: Almost two years ago, Albany Center Gallery moved to its new location in the historic Arcade Building in downtown Albany. It's our first space designed as a gallery since ACG's founding over 40 years ago. The response from our members and the community has been tremendous and we are thrilled to be in our new home, with one exception...

Due to the Arcade Building’s historic nature, our staff and patrons have suffered a bit with the weather extremes; like blasts of frigid air racing through the doors in the winter and a constant energy loss through the windows year round. It may have even affected some artwork. In spite of the Arcade Building going through an extensive historic renovation, the building’s façade needed to remain as it was, including the original uninsulated glass. Although the Upstate winter has not been too harsh yet, we have felt the winter breezes. 

Announcing: our "Ease Our Panes" Campaign!

It covers our Annual Campaign plus the weatherization plan, which has an estimated cost of $24,000. The Bender Family Foundation has provided us with a $15,000 Grant for the weatherization plan and we need you to help us raise the remaining balance. By helping us fund this plan, the money we raise will go toward exhibiting art and promoting our area’s artists, not toward excessively high utility bills. We need patrons to be comfortable and artwork safe in our space and have found a solution, but we need your help. Our campaign goal is to raise $20,000 (not including the Bender Family Foundation Grant and Board matching funds). Thank you for considering this special contribution.

Please help “Ease Our Panes” and provide the funding necessary for Albany Center Gallery to continue its mission to exhibit and promote the visual art produced by the emerging and established artists in our region and inspire and provide enjoyment to our increasingly diverse community audience. Every little bit helps. Even a small donation of $10 can make a difference. Whether you give $25 or $2,500, your contributions mean the world to us and support the Arts community! Thank you for your generosity and support!

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The "Ease Our Panes" campaign is a unique opportunity. It funds our operating budget that enables us to continue expanding our reach and impact in the community. It also helps address a problem that impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of the gallery. And why is this effort so important? It’s no secret that funding is an ongoing struggle for ACG and nearly all arts organizations, especially those that promote visual art. When many arts organizations are closing their doors or reducing programs, ACG is very fortunate to have an increased demand for its programs and is meeting that need throughout the region. Click here to learn more.