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Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party

Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party

June 16, 2017

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce our 2017 free outdoor Placemaking exhibit:  Downtown is Pawsome. Celebrating a local landmark and American icon, this year’s program will feature regional artists customizing twenty 3-foot-tall sculptures of Albany’s famous canine resident Nipper. These painted pups will help creatively reinvent the spaces shared by our neighbors, employees and visitors from June 2017 to May 2018. 

This year’s Norman S. Rice Arts, Culture, and Education Award will be presented to historian, author and former NYS Assemblymember Hon. Jack McEneny.

Join us as we kick off Downtown is Pawsome with a Garden Party at Tricentennial Park (Broadway & Columbia St) on June 16 at 5:30 PM. Tickets – $60 advance, $65 door ($40 for under 30) – can be purchased using the link below or by sending a check, made out to Downtown Albany BID, to 21 Lodge Street, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12207. Honorary Committee tickets are also available using the link below. 

Questions? Call 518.465.2143 x11 or email 

Proceeds from the Garden Party will benefit programs of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, as well as the continued revitalization of downtown Albany. 

Garden Party Sponsor:
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 

Sculpture Sponsors:
80 State Street LLC | Albany Center Gallery | Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau | Anonymous | Palace Theatre | Upside Collective

Map Sponsors:
Broadway Plaza Liquor | Capital Region Chamber | Couch White, LLP

Media Sponsor:

Downtown is Pawsome is supported in part by the Amplify Albany Grant Program, a program made possible by the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation and Capitalize Albany Corporation.