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This past Friday on March 7th, Albany Barn and the Office of the Albany County District Attorney, celebrated Albany City Schools young artists at our Third Annual Building Communities Youth Art Contest at our storefront gallery, Stage 1.
The contest showcased artwork created by students in the Office of the Albany County District Attorney’s Legal Lives program that teaches students how to avoid risky behaviors and make healthy life choices. There were over 150 submissions from seven schools including Arbor Hill Elementary, Pine Hills Elementary, North Albany, T.O.A.S.T, Sheridan Preparatory School, Giffen Elementary, and Delaware Community School. The theme of this year’s contest was “Anti-Bullying” and to promote tolerance and compassion in students’ communities.
Twenty-eight finalists were chosen, and from those finalists four winners were crowned. The celebration on friday night included two delicious, beautifully decorated cakes from Hannaford and snacks and beverages donated by Honest Weight Food Co-op and Stewart’s Shops. Prizes for the winners and finalists were generously made possible by Main-Care Energy, O’Connell & Aronowitz, Spectrum 8 Theatres, Ninety-Nine Restaurants, Farm Fresh to Market, and Albany Barn.
We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors, volunteers, and staff for putting on this wonderful contest that celebrates young artists in the Capital Region!
The students’ artwork will be on display at Stage 1 throughout the month of March, and the four winners will then be permanently displayed at the Office of the Albany County District Attorney’s Community Justice Outreach Center located at 155 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY.
Gallery Hours at Stage 1 are:
Mon: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tue: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wed: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thu: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm