Artful Albany

Art, in its many forms, is a way for people to make sense of history and culture and to express the character of a place and its people. Albany County is full of opportunities to engage with art in traditional settings and in unexpected spaces. The recent explosion of public art in our area - from an 8000-pound Alexander Calder outdoor sculpture to the "Downtown is Pawsome" project with colorfully customized Nipper canine sculptures - creates community and conversation. In addition to adding color and visual interest to our area, the works have become local attractions and popular selfie spots for residents and visitors alike. There are many ways you can experience art in Albany! #ArtfulAlbany

A Guide to Exploring the #CapitalWalls Murals

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Sculptures to See in Downtown Albany

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9 Places to Experience Historic ART-bany

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4 Spots to Sip & Savor Murals in Albany

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Discover Art in 4 Unexpected Places

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Meet The Murals

"Meet The Murals" is a Question & Answer series interviewing several of the #CapitalWalls artists. Learn about the inspiration behind the murals and the planning process! The #CapitalWalls mural project is spearheaded by Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn and Albany Parking Authority. 

Artful Albany Podcast

Looking for another way to experience #ArtfulAlbany? Check out the podcast! Artful Albany is a guided walking tour podcast designed to celebrate the art, history, and culture unique to New York's Capital City. During each episode, we'll focus on an area of downtown Albany to explore. We'll regale you with stories, highlight dynamic public art, and hear from some of the artists behind the Capital Walls public art project. You can listen to this podcast from anywhere, but it’s best experienced from the sidewalks of downtown Albany. Artful Albany is brought to you by Albany Center Gallery, Discover Albany, & Downtown Albany Business Improvement District.

Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts!  

Follow along while you listen with a map of locations featured on:

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4