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WELCOME TO ART!

Read our latest report: Art on the Rail Trail 2021 Annual Summary.

Art on the Rail Trail (ART) is a volunteer committee of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. ART’s mission is to support and improve the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail by creating public works of art along the Rail Trail. These unique art installations encourage local and regional visitors of varying ages and physical abilities to enjoy this amenity, both increasing the diversity of trail users and benefiting the local economy.

In addition to bringing public works of art to the Rail Trail, ART also hosts community events including the annual Chalk the Walk every September. ART recently hosted a Look & Learn talk and plans to host more such events in the future so check back here regularly to stay up to date on happenings!

Open Call for ART

Do you have an idea for a new art installation? Are you an artist with an existing piece that you think would be a great addition to the trail? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Send an email to art@mohawkhudson.org with the following information-

  1. Artist contact information (name, email, phone, mailing address)
  2. Artist website (if applicable)
  3. Artist CV
  4. Proposal summary
  5. Proposal images (1-5)
  6. Examples of past work
  7. Preliminary budget

 

Open Call for ART sites

Do you own a property or business along the Rail Trail? Would you like to see more ART along the trail? If so, let’s talk! Email art@mohawkhudson.org to start the conversation.

NEW: Share the Trail Murals

The mural project, “Share the Trail,” was funded by Albany County as part of a public awareness campaign, promoting safety and mutual respect among visitors, no matter their age or whether their biking or walking.
Artist Tyler Hall from Oh My! Murals designed and installed the 3 artworks directly on the Rail Trail in Albany, Slingerlands, and Voorheesville. The murals were unveiled in October of 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to Donate Today to Art on the Rail Trail!

Check out the art installations at these locations:

  1. Susan Togut art installations between Main St. and Grove St. in Voorheesville (2020).
  2. Young People’s Mural at the Kenwood Ave. trailhead in Slingerlands (2019). A community mural designed by student Emily Meier, project work led by artist Andrea Hersh.
  3. Angela Cuozzo mural for Bliss Juice Bar on Delaware Ave. in Delmar (2019).
  4. John DeMarco art on the columns under the Cherry Ave. bridge in Slingerlands (2018).
  5. Ramiro Davaro-Comas mural on the Rail Trail bridge crossing Delaware Ave. in Delmar (2018).
  6. Andrea Hersh mural at the Adams St. Rail Trail entrance in Delmar (2017).

Calling all local businesses! Help us beautify this exceptional recreational asset! To learn more about ART sponsorship opportunities for 2022, email art@mohawkhudson.org!

Find ART! Stay connected to news and events, search for Art on the Rail Trail on social media!

 

WHY ART?
Improve the quality of life • Involve community • Enhance the beauty of the Rail Trail in all seasons •
Encourage a sense of community ownership for the Rail Trail • Raise community awareness for ART

Art on the Rail Trail believes that public art is a transformative vehicle for uniting diverse individuals and outlooks from throughout the Albany-Helderberg region.  ART strongly welcomes participation from creative voices representing diverse backgrounds and embraces projects that celebrate community building through inclusive approaches.  ART does not discriminate based on factors of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disabilities/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status, and/or socioeconomic background.

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