Troy Night Out revolves around art this month

TROY — Troy Night Out art is all around when shopping, dining and exploring Downtown Troy.

Troy’s small business community is open, welcoming visitors on Friday, June 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. and beyond. This last Friday of the month focuses on the beauty and creativity found throughout downtown. Whether they are public murals and installations, architectural details, historic statues and locations or the individual creative business community themselves, there is so much to explore in downtown Troy. 

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“Troy is such a creative place to live, work and play,” said Katie Hammon, executive director of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District. “Get out and about to experience downtown’s colorful public art and creative businesses from visual arts, handcrafted items, culinary favorites, music and more. [This is t]he perfect excuse to shop, dine and explore our incredible artistic community.”

Begin this Troy Night Out discovering the free public art in downtown. The newest addition to a growing list of murals downtown can be found at the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region and in the alcove of Troy Dance Factory. Additional pieces can be found on the sides of the buildings housing No Name Sign Co., River Street Market, Brown’s Brewing Company and at the former Troy Kitchen. Walk a little further to discover Troy Bot underneath the Collar City Bridge and figures and a cat peeking about Franklin Alley. The Uncle Sam Statue at the corner of Third Street and River Street will greet you, as the Soldiers and Sailors Monument honors the past for a brighter future. These are just a few of the large amount of public artworks to enjoy. If you’re headed indoors, establishments such as Bespoki Bowl and The Ruck have their own colorful walls to dine among.  

Art openings and receptions are slowly returning, welcoming guests indoors. The Arts Center of the Capital Region invites the public for a final look at “More Than a Sketchbook: The Diary of an Artist” and “Cocoon: The Reveal.” Pause Gallery opens with “More Than Reality.” Photographs by Gary Larsen and The Photography Center of the Capital District welcomes “An Oasis in Midtown,” work by Ben Palmeri, showing people sharing an urban amenity on 42nd Street – Bryant Park. The Hallway Second Street Studios sails into its 12th show, featuring Christopher Evans, Ian McLaughlin and Jackie Mendez. 

Enjoy free performances by The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (ESDC) at William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park. Performances will take place at the amphitheater, accompanied by percussionist Brian Melick. Each performance will be about 15 minutes and take place at 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Troy Savings Banks Music Hall kicks off its summer of outdoor performances with its artist-in-residence, Quintocracy, playing in the courtyard starting at 6 p.m.

This Troy Night Out welcomes two new businesses, equally just as creative. Sound House is an independent record store selling new and used vinyl, cassettes and CDs. Trap Sole Kitchen Kitchen offers a unique shopping experience blending multiple elements of pop culture and luxury brands. Shop creative small-batch items at Weathered Wood, Troy Cloth and Paper and 22 2nd Street Wine Co. to name a few. The Broken Mold Studio welcomes all levels, new and old, to learn the art of pottery. Check out their studio space alongside their gallery of one-of-a-kind pottery and ceramics this Troy Night Out.

Nighthawks and McAddy’s Pub teams up for a Block Party fundraiser to benefit Unity House. It includes the official Album Release Party for Troy’s own “Brule County Bad Boys,” an unveiling of a painting by @mattyvpaints painted for the band and Nighthawks outside grilling burgers and hot dogs. More summer flavors and al fresco dining are abound at La Capital Tacos, Bootlegger’s on Broadway and Ryan’s Wake. 

When shopping, dining and exploring local, resources and support are reinvested directly to our small business owners and their employees- your friends, neighbors and their families.

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