Public Art in Downtown

Public Art in Downtown


Your guide to viewing our neighborhood's spectacular free public artwork

Downtown Albany hosts a wide variety of accessible, free public art by local, regional, and internationally renowned creators. The major public art and placemaking initiatives currently on view are listed and linked below. Click here for an interactive Google map highlighting all public art points of interest in Downtown.

Capital Walls | More information
Capital Walls is a public art endeavor by Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn and Albany Parking Authority. This project seeks to inspire our community with uplifting, educational, or thought-provoking works of public art. 

Downtown is Pawsome | More information
Downtown is Pawsome is a popular public art project based on Albany’s famous canine landmark Nipper. Ten pieces are on display in downtown Albany through September 2020. The sculptures have moved to indoor homes for the winter and are available for viewing based on venue hours and guidelines.

Open Gallery | More information
Presented by The Downtown Albany BID and Albany Center Gallery, Open Gallery is a public art project that activates downtown Albany's side streets and alleyways into a vibrant, colorful, outdoor gallery featuring the work of a diverse range of talented artists. Existing artwork in various mediums was photographed in high resolution and printed on durable vinyl wraps, and installed on 14 doors throughout Downtown, inviting community members and visitors to explore new paths and find beauty in unexpected places. ‚Äč
View the Open Gallery walking tour map here

Signs of Greatness: Albany Stories | More information
Signs of Greatness: Albany Stories highlights unique points of interest in downtown Albany, many of which until now have been little known to the public. This exhibit of 12 interpretive permanently installed panels tells stories of Albany's settlement and development, trade and industry, and landmark social innovation, all wrought in our historic streetscapes and noteworthy buildings over the past 400 years.