About Us

Mission

Albany Barn is dedicated to providing a sustainable creative arts incubator and community arts center in Arbor Hill – a place for artists to live, work and inspire.

Vision

Community renaissance catalyzed through creative collaboration.

Project Overview

Albany Barn, the Albany Housing Authority and the City of Albany partnered to redevelop the former St. Joseph’s Academy, an abandoned school in the heart of Albany’s Arbor Hill neighborhood into 22 low-cost live/work residences, and 13,500+ square feet of multi-tenant creative arts incubator, enterprise and program space called The Barn.

History

Albany Barn evolved from Rock2Rebuild™, a grassroots production group established to create events benefiting important causes while creating opportunities for local creative talent.  Rock2Rebuild staged several major multimedia events and founded an ongoing acoustic concert series in the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center featuring capital region artists. Rock2Rebuild’s first undertaking to raise funds for children and families devastated by the 2004 South Asian tsunami disaster attracted 2,000 people, raised over $26,000, and was voted one of the year’s three “Best Concerts” in the Albany Times Union “2005 Readers Poll,” along with shows by top international touring acts Green Day and the Dave Matthews Band.

Albany Barn has continued Rock2Rebuild’s work as part of its broader mission, pioneering local music showcases at “Art on Lark” and “Lark Fest,” two of the region’s largest cultural events, and resurrecting the “Summer In The City Youth Talent Exhibition” to present works by young people from Arbor Hill and other downtown neighborhoods.

Visit our Events page for more information about upcoming programming.

Major Underwriters

The Bender Family Foundation

Wine & Dine

Upcoming Events

Mar
24
Fri
7:30 pm Creative License presents “The P... @ Albany Barn
Creative License presents “The P... @ Albany Barn
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Creative License presents "The Picture of Dorian Gray" @ Albany Barn | Albany | New York | United States
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY follows preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray, who has his portrait painted by his college classmate, the on-the-rise Basil Hallwood.  When their mutual friend Henry Wotton offers to include it in a[...]
Mar
25
Sat
7:30 pm Creative License presents “The P... @ Albany Barn
Creative License presents “The P... @ Albany Barn
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Creative License presents "The Picture of Dorian Gray" @ Albany Barn | Albany | New York | United States
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY follows preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray, who has his portrait painted by his college classmate, the on-the-rise Basil Hallwood.  When their mutual friend Henry Wotton offers to include it in a[...]
Mar
27
Mon
6:30 pm Free Children’s Art Classes @ Stage 1
Free Children’s Art Classes @ Stage 1
Mar 27 @ 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[...]

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