Art on the Rail Trail calls for proposals

 

VOORHEESVILLE — Art on the Rail Trail, kown at ART, is looking for artists interested in creating art in Voorheesville along the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail.

The artwork will be located on the village-owned land between the intersection of Voorheesville Avenue and the pavilion at the intersection of Main and Grove streets in Voorheesville. The ART committee envisions a temporary installation, summer through fall 2020, at the trailhead that will incorporate the natural and built environment.

All artists are encouraged to apply, but specifically those who work in public art. Preference will be given to Capital Region artists and those from the surrounding area. Preference will be given to proposals that have multiple installations along the space, encouraging people to walk along the trail, exploring and enjoying the art.

Fabric installations are preferred, but projects using other materials will also be considered. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on April 15. The anticipated installation date is July 2020.

Fundraiser

The public is invited to the ART Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, April 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Opalka Gallery of the Sage Colleges located at 140 New Scotland Ave. in Albany. Food tastings from the talented chefs at Nighthawks in Troy will be featured along with beverage samplings from Rare Form Brewery
Patrons will listen to live music, view the High School Regional Art Show on display, and learn more about ART’s latest initiative — the Voorheesville trailhead initiative. The first 25 registrants will receive a free ART tote bag. Tickets may be purchased at https://mohawkhudson.org/2020-art-fundraiser-registration/.

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