Downtown Albany Goes Nipper Crazy, and It’s Pawsome

Downtown Albany is going back to the dogs. Nipper dogs to be exact.

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) and the City of Albany are installing ten new sculptures for the Downtown is Pawsome exhibit. The public art project is the continuation of a popular 2017 program featuring three-foot-tall sculptures based on Albany landmark Nipper the Dog, colorfully customized by regional artists and placed on display at locations throughout Downtown.

Ten sculptures are being installed Friday, July 19th and will be joining two siblings from the 2017 installation that have taken up permanent residence downtown.

Ten New Nippers added to Downtown Albany

  • “Capital Canines” by Mitchell Biernacki
    Location: The Olde English Pub & Pantry | 683 Broadway
    Dedicated to the memory of Greg Haymes, co-founder of
  • “Patriotic Nipper” by Tamara DeMartino
    Location: New York Business Development Corporation | 50 Beaver Street
  • “Interconnected” by Cara Hanley
    Location: Precision Fitness | 374 Broadway
  • “Awaken” by Stacey Healey
    Location: ParkAlbany Quackenbush Garage entrance | Broadway & Orange Street
  • “Industrial Anthropology” by Stephanie Levay
    Location: Green Street, between Beaver Street & Hudson Avenue
  • “Happy Puppy” by Hazal Ozturk
    Location: Discover Albany Visitors Center | 25 Quackenbush Square
  • “Paisley Pup” by Denise & Reily Poutre’
    Location: Tricentennial Park | Broadway & Columbia Street
  • “Up Above!” by Kimberly Schaller
    Location: Renaissance Albany Hotel | Eagle & State Streets
  • “Squiggly Peggy” by Scotty Somerville
    Location: The Knick | 16 Sheridan Avenue
  • “Bloomie” by Elizabeth Zunon
    Location: Hudson River Way Pedestrian Bridge | Broadway & Pine Street

These ten pieces join two permanent structures:

  • “Tulip Festival” by Myers Middle School art students
    Location: Albany Coliseum | 153 S. Pearl Street
  • “Cleeo of Clee Park” by The First Church in Albany
    Location: The First Church in Albany | 110 N. Pearl Street.

The Downtown is Pawsome free outdoor public placemaking exhibit is sponsored by Discover Albany, Jim & Lena Hart, New York Business Development Corporation, The Olde English Pub & Pantry, ParkAlbany, Redburn Development, and the Renaissance Albany Hotel, with curatorial support provided by Albany Center Gallery. 

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