5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences

Here are five art experiences that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone — solo, on a date, or with your kids. Visit one at a time, or make a day trip out of it! So, get outside and enjoy the summer weather, AND support our amazing creative economy. Summer Exploration! After more than aContinue reading “5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences”

Second Street Studios, Troy: CapNY Art Gallery

Andrea “Drea” LaRose is a Cap Region native, born in Troy, NY. She’s an artist that works primarily in photography and site-specific installations that deal with visual shifts in analog and digital worlds. In January 2020, Drea and her good friend, Carolyn Hopkins, opened Second Street Studios, in Troy as a space to create artworkContinue reading “Second Street Studios, Troy: CapNY Art Gallery”

Find a Rental: Albany Edition

Join Gabby Fisher, lifelong CapNY resident, as she explores life in Downtown Albany and some of the hottest rental spots across the region with Redburn Development. Check out the video below! You can find more information about Redburn Development’s Albany apartments here. Video by Hunter Johns of Kovacs Productions

Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business

“My dream of opening a gallery would be impossible in NYC. Here in the Capital Region, there’s a feeling that people want to help each other. I didn’t see that in the city or Hoboken.” Cassie Fiorenza grew up in the Albany area, worked in a major gallery in Manhattan and lived in Hoboken, NJ.Continue reading “Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business”

Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books: CapNY Creatives

Meet Hassan Eminyawi, owner of Urban Aftermath Books, an online book business with a warehouse in Menands and a physical shop in the City of Albany. Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books answered our questions about work and life as a creative entrepreneur, and being adaptable during the timeContinue reading “Hassan Eminyawi of Urban Aftermath Books: CapNY Creatives”

Photographer Konrad Odhiambo: CapNY Creatives

CapNY Creatives is a segment that highlights creative professionals across the Capital Region. This discussion took place during this period of isolation due to COVID-19 – causing a pivot in the way many creatives did business. Allow us to introduce Konrad Odhiambo. Introducing Konrad Odhiambo Photographer Konrad Odhiambo responded to our questions about entrepreneurial businessContinue reading “Photographer Konrad Odhiambo: CapNY Creatives”

Jade Warrick “TrashKid”: CapNY Freelancer & Activist

Jade Warrick is a powerhouse artist and freelancer. Known in the art world as “TrashKid.” Jade is not only a CapNY icon because of her creative graphic design & energetic spirit, but because of her active voice in the communities she’s a part of and her passion for making art accessible for everybody. We satContinue reading “Jade Warrick “TrashKid”: CapNY Freelancer & Activist”

CapNY Creative: Richard Lin, Entrepreneur

Meet Community Builder & Entrepreneur, Richard Lin! Richard put together a very comprehensive list of information and resources for business owners, some tools he uses for productivity, and communities that have benefitted his growth…Check out more below! Resources for public and small business owners: City of Troy Resource Page Troy BID’s page for resources forContinue reading “CapNY Creative: Richard Lin, Entrepreneur”

Aaron Moore: CapNY Freelancer, Acting with Aaron

Aaron Moore started “Acting with Aaron,” in 2012. Born, raised, and still living in Albany, he started teaching acting when he came back to Albany after college and noticed that there were a lot of youths in the area who were interested in the performing arts but didn’t have an outlet for it. He wantedContinue reading “Aaron Moore: CapNY Freelancer, Acting with Aaron”

Kristoph DiMaria: CapNY Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist

Meet Kristoph DiMaria. Many call him Rags, short for “Ragliacci,” his clown-performer-artist’s identity name. And Will Kempe’s Players (Cooperative) is the name of his other business. Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist Kristoph DiMaria says,“I challenge you, the readers, to consider how freelancing not only satisfies the individual creative work experience, but how it can be applied to changeContinue reading “Kristoph DiMaria: CapNY Freelancer, Clown-Performer-Artist”