The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, open to all, which promotes the appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art. Their mission is to promote art education and artistic endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions, lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.
Their June show is The People's Choice Show, a Salon style exhibition where all artwork is accepted. The art will be on display June 6th through the 27th and runs in conjunction with ART ON LARK which takes place on Saturday 6/7.
Albany’s 1st Friday is administered by the Upstate Artists Guild and aims to introduce a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues of Albany. 1st Friday promotes interest in the arts by making it accessible, thereby strengthening the arts community in Albany.
Here to tell us more are Tammy Maddalla, First Friday Coordinator, Rebecca Schoonmaker, Founding Member & Gallery Manager, and Nina Stanley, Founding Member and current Secretary of the Guild.