Kids Art Class is cancelled for tonight due to work being done at Stage 1.

Monday, May 22, 2017, By: kristen

CALLING ALL PARTY ANIMALS – 2nd Annual Birthday BARN-B-Q Goes Down FRIDAY, MAY 19th!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017, By: kristen


Another year older and so much to celebrate, so let’s party!

Join us Friday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. for a good ole fashioned BARN-B-Q featuring:

  • live music by Andrew Wheeler Electric Blues Band
  • carefully crafted tunes from resident DJ Intell Hayesfield
  • delicious BBQ cuisine from Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen 
  • art auctions, raffles, and of course birthday cake

…all to support The Barn, where craft becomes career, and creativity and collaboration are celebrated!

Admission is just $15, and includes a delicious BBQ meal* with your choice of chicken, ribs, or fish with traditional BBQ sides that scream “summer’s coming!”

OR show us you’re a real PARTY ANIMAL and your ticket will also include

  • limited edition commemorative gift and
  • 2 entries into our great raffles with prizes including art work, event tickets, and CAKE!

Get your tickets TODAY or e-mail for more info!

*Meals can be prepared for take-out, so even if you can’t stay for live music and fun, you can still help us Raise The Barn!


Help us be a sign of hope!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, By: kristen

A sign can seem like such a small part of a space or business, but as we recognize that times are strange and uncertain, we’re coming to realize that people need to know that The Barn is here – for everyone! We need to be a sign of hope to the community that your voices are important, and that we want them to be heard! We want you to explore your experiences, your feelings, your ideas, and your creativity… and we want you to know you can do it at The Barn!


2017 Exhibition Schedule Announced

Thursday, January 19, 2017, By: kristen

Albany Barn is pleased to announce our 2017 exhibition schedules for The Barn and Stage 1 galleries. To submit your work for consideration please send JPEG or PDF files including image of work, size, medium, and price (if applicable) to with the title of the show in the subject line by the submission deadline. Unless otherwise indicated, late submissions will not be considered. (more…)

Albany Barn resident Ed O’Connell to Exhibit Work at The University Club

Thursday, December 22, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

From January – April, the University Club will present a solo exhibition of the works of Barn resident Ed O’Connell. 

A Meet the Artist Reception will be held on 1st Friday, January 6 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the National Register-listed University Club at 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street. The reception is free and open to the public as part of the University Club’s participation in 1st Friday, the arts walk that showcases the lively art scene in downtown Albany.  The exhibition will run through Friday, April 28th.

 This exhibition marks the beginning of a new partnership between the University Club of Albany and the Albany Barn, Inc.  During 2017, the University Club will feature the work of three of the Albany Barn’s resident artists in solo shows beginning in January, May and September.

 “This partnership was inspired by an event at the Palace Theater in July honoring women in the arts,” said Colleen Ryan, immediate past president of the University Club and developer of the Artist in Residence program at the Club. “One of the topics of discussion at the event was the challenge of finding new audiences and supporters for local arts organizations. I reached out to Kristen Holler, Executive Director of The Barn – who was one of the honorees at the event – and suggested we team up to promote the work of the Barn’s resident artists to everyone who visits the University Club.”

 Edward O’Connell was raised on Long Island, near the Great South Bay. He attended the State University at Oswego from 1967-1971, with a major in German language, until he took his first studio art class and switched to an Art major, specializing in painting.  He was a portrait painter in oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels for many years during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1983, Mr. O’Connell took a class in pottery at the Rensselaer County Council for the Arts in Troy and subsequently completed an apprenticeship in Ceramics from 1983-1988, as a hand builder. Mr. O’Connell later worked at the Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany, performing direct client care from 1989 until 2007.  Upon retiring in 2007, he was able to return to his dream of being a full time artist. His work has evolved from the purely figurative to an exploration of the geography of mind and memory through abstraction.

FREE Women Empowerment & Fashion Industry event this Saturday @ The Barn!

Monday, December 12, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

High Heels High Hopes Fashion Panel is a FREE women empowerment event for current and aspiring entrepreneurial women in the fashion industry to connect, gather and share knowledge.

Founder and Celebrity Stylist Fatima Tan’ia created this event to connect, uplift and inspire women of all ages, races and backgrounds with a common interest in Fashion.  The event is this Saturday, 12/17, and starts at 12pm.


Kick off December with a holiday-themed weekend at The Barn!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

This weekend is a busy one here at The Barn, but we’re so excited to bring you 3 great events to help you get in the holiday spirit!

Friday night marks our 4th annual Gifted Artisan Holiday Fair.  Happening from 6-9pm at The Barn, Gifted will showcase local small business vendors and artists, light refreshments, and much more.  Shop small, shop local, and support The Barn!

Saturday afternoon we will host a Soap Making Workshop with local artisans Black Kettle Soap Company.  Open to the public, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to make their own soap-perfect for holiday gifts, or to keep for yourself!

Stick around on Saturday for a concert with our friends at Geek Musica to benefit the Equinox Inc.  Live music, snacks, and more chances to shop small and local.

Visit our Facebook page to learn more about these great events-we hope to see you this weekend!


Kids’ Art Class 11/29: No Sew Snowman Craft

Monday, November 28, 2016, By: kristen

Join in the fun as we make a fun and festive no-sew snowman just in time for winter fun! (more…)

ALBANY Breathing Lights City Celebration Kicks off 1st Friday – Nov. 4th at 3pm

Thursday, November 3, 2016, By: kristen

Albany Barn will offer a full day of family friendly events to celebrate Breathing Lights in our city!

Join us for food, music, art making, performances, and interactive installations!

Admission is free – so bring your neighbors!!!



FRI November 4, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
The Barn, 56 Second Street
UNtrash: DIY Block Party,
Join in a family-friendly DIY party with guided recycled art/craft projects in the theme of the New Neighbors by Tim Fealey exhibition at Stage 1 OR dive into the supplies and create whatever comes to mind! (Many supplies provided, but if you have crafting hand tools, its always recommended to bring them along!)

FRI November 4 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Studio 100, The Barn, 56 Second Street
Opening Reception: Arbor Hillstory : a multimedia installation by Jamel Mosely
Albany native, videographer Jamel Mosely, explores the people and stories of Arbor Hill’s past and present through candid interviews and photo sessions aimed at capturing the human experience of this historic and culturally rich, but stigmatized neighborhood. Exhibition runs through November 30th by appointment. Contact Albany Barn at (518) 935-4858.

FRI November 4, 2016. 5:00-9:00pm
Stage 1, 46-48 N. Swan Street, Albany, NY
Opening Reception: New Neighbors
New Neighbors is an interactive exhibition exploring vacant buildings and spaces in Albany’s neighborhoods with light-hearted imagination. Artist Tim Fealey’s photography sets the scene for imaginative creatures and features created in collaboration with the artist and local youth to add whimsy and vibrancy to our city’s untended spaces. Exhibition runs through November 30th by appointment. Contact Albany Barn at (518) 935-4858.

FRI November 4, 2016 6:00 -7:00pm
Main Stage, The Barn. 56 Second Street
Breathing These Words Poetry Reading: Poet Nancy Klepsch has assembled a line up of local poets for a reading on the topics of home, community, and vacancy.

FRI November 4, 2016 7:30pm
Cafe, The Barn, 56 Second Street
Youth FX Screening & Artist Talk with Noelle Gentile, Aden Suchak, Gregory Theodore Marsh, Aaron Moore, and Willie Mae Fiddemon

For the Breathing Lights project, Youth FX produced series of short experimental documentary vignettes that explore the concept of home, community and belonging. These films are a form of resistance and empowerment telling stories of racial profiling, police brutality, and the refugee and immigrant experience from the perspective of young artists of color.
Screenings 3:00-7:00pm
Artist Talk: 7:30pm – seating limited to 20 – RSVP to

FRI November 4, 2016 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Barn, 56 Second Street
Join the core team of Breathing Lights and Albany Ambassadors DeSean M. Moore and Michael Ortega for a guided bus tour through the Breathing Lights installation.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016, By: kristen

We apologize for any inconvenience, but Ms. Bre is under the weather this week! We look forward to seeing you back on the mats next Tuesday at 4pm!

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