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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine
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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!

2017 Exhibition Schedule Announced

Friday, September 16, 2016, 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…)

Kids’ art class cancelled today!

Monday, August 29, 2016, By: kristen

We apologize for the inconvenience, but there will be no kids’ art class tonight! ‘

Please join us again next week, or stop by THIS FRIDAY from 4-8pm for the SUMMER IN THE CITY YOUTH TALENT EXHIBITION and ART & SOLE BACK(pack) to SCHOOL workshop, where kids can decorate their own custom book bag for back to school!


Kid’s Yoga Cancelled today

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

Please be advised that Kid’s Yoga at The Barn is cancelled today.

We’ll see you next Tuesday when class resumes!

Save the date for Geek Musica’s Worlds of Fantasy, happening Friday 8/19 at The Barn!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine
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Join us for an evening of beautiful music, gaming, drinks, laughter, and chatter! Geek Musica’s debut performance and fundraiser will be hosted by the amazing folks at the Albany Barn, and will feature several community sponsors! Some of our selections will feature music from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Final Fantasy 6!

In addition to the performance, there will be gaming stations featuring some of the games GM is performing music from, and ample opportunity to chat with the ensemble members while enjoying a drink or two and a snack! Please join us – and bring your friends and family!

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A STUDENT/SENIOR TICKET: PLEASE bring your ID with you (excepting minors under 16). Anyone who has purchased a student/senior ticket who cannot show ID will be required to pay the ticket difference for General Admission. Thank you!

Get your tickets here

Tell us your thoughts!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, By: kristen
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We’re looking to gather some information from individuals in the following groups:
-Sheridan Hollow Residents
-College Seniors

If you fall in one of those groups, please click any/all of the categories below to participate in our survey (and thank you for your help!)

Artist Survey

Sheridan Hollow Resident Survey

College Senior Survey


Kid’s Yoga @ The Barn is back!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 4pm for Kid’s Yoga with Bre!  The class is free (with a pay-what-you-can donation), mats are provided, and all skill levels are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Major Underwriters

The Bender Family Foundation

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Upcoming Events

6:00 pm First Friday: Gifted @ The Barn
First Friday: Gifted @ The Barn
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Friday: Gifted @ The Barn | Albany | New York | United States
Shop local and give a truly unique gift this holiday season. Choose from more than a dozen vendors with small works of art, clothing and accessories, health and beauty products, and more!
6:30 pm Free Children’s Art Classes @ Stage 1
Free Children’s Art Classes @ Stage 1
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Children's Art Classes @ Stage 1 | Albany | New York | United States
Free weekly children’s art class taught by resident artists of Albany Barn. Each week participants will learn new skills in various forms of art and get to create a new piece of artwork to take[...]
6:00 pm Kids’ Art Exploration with Megan @ Stage 1 Gallery
Kids’ Art Exploration with Megan @ Stage 1 Gallery
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Kids' Art Exploration with Megan @ Stage 1 Gallery | Albany | New York | United States
Join resident artist Megan Ruch for a fun evening of arts and crafts. Kids will explore watercolor and acrylic painting as well as seasonal craft projects in this fun and flexible class! Class is free,[...]

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